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      The Forum is back - updates on progress!   05/11/17

      Oh my gosh, can't tell you what a relief it is to have our forum back. I am simply beside myself with joy! Many of you know, but just as many do not, that I experienced a severe server crash, two weeks ago today. I therefore "temporarily lost" ALL my websites, including the VI Corps main site, this forum, No Bridge Too Far, the VI Corps Jukebox and more than a dozen client sites... Without going into all the gory details, I had to purchase a new server, then start all over from scratch. I did have backups of all the sites, but it's been a real ordeal setting up the server, then one by one, reinstalling each site. I'm almost there, but still have a ways to go, but just got the forum back online, on May 11, 2017 at 12:22. I'm hoping to have the VI Corps main site back by the weekend.  And yes, I am aware of several minor problems, including the fact that many images are currently missing. I need to access the old server again, and copy the uploads folder to our new server. Evidently (for some reason), many of the photos/doc did not transfer. I am working on this, so thank you for your patience. 
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      Attention Validating Members! April through May   05/26/17

      Due to the server crash, there are a few dozen people who may have fallen by the wayside, when they tried to register. If your user name appears below, please contact me, so I can make sure to approve your membership. My apologies to any who experienced difficulty from late April through May 2017! Rmb2 rspaw Roger Cooke Pearce Les Lfpre DWBell Sheila Randy Dan M JGSTEIG Medicbear bonno5id Ckey Wayne Buck Melissaharder CHARLES R. JOHNSON jclark 1945 Sherry Greyfriar Ken Glace edwardj20@comcast,net (I strongly urge you to change your username. Forum members should never use their email addresses) Kathleen O'Brien Rongione Skyline Drive agilulfe88 Dissipated Shadow machurtado

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  1. So any idea what the significance is of May 19th, 1944?
  2. Interesting, but not correct. Remember, the bombing was in 1945 and the 292nd was still at Camp Butner in 1944. Now that I check myself I see I kind of screwed up on this... I meant to put the date of May 19th! What a serious brain freeze! The bombing did occur on April 18th, but of 1945 so maybe this is what got my lines crossed. As for the Purple Heart, the only possibility is to get to the St Louis Center to see if there is information about the bombing that could assist in this in unit morning reports. I've never seen the names of the 10 guys lightly wounded in that incident and getting that list would solve for sure if his part in the incident was documented. Getting there is just not in the cards for me at this time (taking care of my 101 yr old grandmother), but down the road definitely. Until next time, Gary
  3. That was a great story and I think about it now when I look at the poster. Thanks for sharing it, Marion! Gary
  4. Thanks as always for the kind words, Randy. It looks great and I am sure he will love it. Maybe you can take a photo of him with it and post it when you give it to him? Honesty compels me to say that with all that Marion does to empower and inform that she didn't actually provide the image. She's still my forum hero, though! Gary
  5. Thanks, Randy! I aim to please. Ponder this... what significance is there in the date on the cancellation stamp? Later, Gary
  6. I just realized that one of the stamps was actually used as it has a Postmark on it. Interesting... Gary
  7. Thanks for the kind words. Need to lighten the soldier's name a bit, but I think it is well on it's way. Marion, everyone deserves her day in the sun so to speak. Gary
  8. Here we go folks! Just another 'lil project I've been working on. Opinions? Gary
  9. Very well deserved, my friend! Have a great one! Gary
  10. Randy, Great story, my friend, of a true hero! This is why you are so valuable to all in this forum... you truly care about those who have served and sacrificed and are keen to spread the information you find to any and all others who are interested. You are truly a great guy for honoring these great men in the way that you do! : Gary
  11. Of course it isn't nearly as good as the signed copy of the non-modified original that Marion has... I'm still happy with it, however! Gary
  12. Say, Randy! As long as the printer you use does their job well then you won't be disappointed, my friend! Gary
  13. It's arrived! Now to get 'er framed! Gary
  14. Well, the resolution is 7200x9600 and is thus scaled for an 18x24 poster and it should print with no issue. I had a question from someone wondering why I used 292d and not 292nd. I did it because in the unit documents that I have it was 292d. However, the map has 292nd in the body of the text so I created a second version with 292nd for anyone who would prefer that version. Gary
  15. How very cool! Thanks so much for taking some time to share some of your family treasures. Gary