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    juskitty got a reaction from Walt's Daughter in Remembering the 75th Anniversary of D-Day Normandy   
    Thank you Ms Marion..
     
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    juskitty reacted to Walt's Daughter in Remembering the 75th Anniversary of D-Day Normandy   
    https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/d-day-trump-commemorations-gbr-intl/index.html
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/last-few-remaining-u-s-veterans-thanked-75th-anniversary-d-n1014401
     
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    juskitty reacted to mikel in 291st Engineer Combat Battalion Roster   
    I reached out to their old reunion organizer / sudo-historian.  If I get any rosters I'll share them with y'all.

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    juskitty got a reaction from Walt's Daughter in the Chevalier De La Legion D'Honneur   
    lol yes  we did!!
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    juskitty got a reaction from Walt's Daughter in French legion of honor medal?   
    thanks marion
     but reads the vet has to still be living
    so cant do it,,
    kitty
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    juskitty got a reaction from Walt's Daughter in the Chevalier De La Legion D'Honneur   
    well so much for that!!
    bill is deseased as well   
    Thank You marion   no need to go any further,.,
    kitty
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    juskitty got a reaction from Walt's Daughter in John Fallon - 36th Engineer - in critical condition   
    this is Wonderful news!!
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    juskitty reacted to Walt's Daughter in John Fallon - 36th Engineer - in critical condition   
    Dear 36th'ers:   Got the dreaded notification the other day. It's the one you know is coming, but never quite prepared for, nonetheless.    It is with heavy heart that I tell you that Captain John Fallon is in critical condition in the hospital and not expected to pull through. I spoke with his son, John Jr, the other night and he kindly asked if I would inform everyone on my list. Certainly.   So many things that I would like to write, but know this, John was my first introduction to the 36th Engineers of WWII. At that point, I wasn't sure if my father was with the 36th or 540th, and John helped me sort through a lot of confusing data. Even though we discovered that my dad was in the 540th (the sister battalion to the 36th), he insisted that I come out to a reunion, and well, the rest is history. I wound up not only meeting a ton of wonderful people, but became the official historian of this unit. Lucky girl - I got adopted.    To me, attending the reunions every year, was even better than Christmas in my book. Everyone became my extended family and it brought me even closer to my dad (he passed when I was twelve). I so looked forward to every fall, and seeing the gang once again. It was such a joy and real learning experience. I've never met a nicer group of men and women.    As many of you know, we've lost the majority of men in the last few years, and John is the last. So difficult to write these words. Breaks my heart and I'm sure that everyone who had the pleasure of meeting John, will feel the same way.    I could go on and on, but suffice to say that John holds a special place in my heart, and always will. 

    (photo attached was taken by yours truly in 2006 - my first reunion)

    Stay rugged,   Marion
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    juskitty reacted to CaptO in John Fallon - 36th Engineer - in critical condition   
    Yes, I knew this news would be coming, but it still hurts to hear. I'm glad I got to meet him - he was a great man (as all of them I met were).
     

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    juskitty reacted to Walt's Daughter in John Fallon - 36th Engineer - in critical condition   
    GREAT NEWS!!
     
    Dear 36th'ers:   I'll be brief, but wanted to let you know that we've been blessed with a miracle - Captain John Fallon has made a complete recovery and is in good spirits. I just returned his phone call after he left a heartfelt message on my phone this week. Can't tell you how wonderful it was to speak with him and to hear him laugh and cajole with me.    Warmly, Marion
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    juskitty reacted to Frank Gubbels in Daughter of an Engineer William (nmi) Carr in the 291st Co B Combat Engineers Hello Everone!   
    Try to get in touch with Bob Konings who lives close to Manhay in the Ardennes (Grand-Menil). He owns a B&B there.
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    juskitty got a reaction from Walt's Daughter in Daughter of an Engineer William (nmi) Carr in the 291st Co B Combat Engineers Hello Everone!   
    Yes maam & sure do thank ya for  adding me.. !!
    im learning  little more than what i knew LOL
    i found these engineers pacthes & a pin  so i will have them soon as well
    I do a little woodworking so ill be doin a shadow box for these items...




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    juskitty got a reaction from CaptO in Daughter of an Engineer William (nmi) Carr in the 291st Co B Combat Engineers Hello Everone!   
    Good Mornin !
     Just checkin to see if ANYONE else is or is connected to the 291st Co B Engineers
    in this site>
    if you are from this Will you please contact me?
    thank ya kindly
    kitty



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    juskitty got a reaction from CaptO in Daughter of an Engineer William (nmi) Carr in the 291st Co B Combat Engineers Hello Everone!   
    hello  Frank
    this is the service medals i recieved several years back on my  dad since i was only child  & a replacement flag
    .Ok with further reading i have found that  :The 291st Engineer Combat Battalion was one of the most decorated engineer combat battalions of the United States Army during World War II,[1] playing notable roles both in the Battle of Bulge and the Rhine crossing at Remagen.
    And Still researching 
    Thank you Sir
    kitty

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    juskitty reacted to TSDonaldson in 291st Engineer Combat Battalion Roster   
    I can tell you that my father, George Donaldson was a member of the 291st as was a friend of his I only know by the nickname "Bucky".
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    juskitty reacted to EngineerReenactor in 291st Engineer Combat Battalion Roster   
    I'm researching the 291st ECB and I'm Looking for the Unit Roster. Ive already reserved information on the 291st form the National Archives. Ive also read First Across the Rhine, Engineering the Victory,The Corps of Engineers: The War Against Germany And I reserved a copy of The Damned Engineers.
     
     
    If Anyone can help Me I would really appreciate.
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    juskitty reacted to Walt's Daughter in Daughter of an Engineer William (nmi) Carr in the 291st Co B Combat Engineers Hello Everone!   
    I merged your two topics, for it was a bit confusing having two related ones going on at the same time. 
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    juskitty reacted to Frank Gubbels in Daughter of an Engineer William (nmi) Carr in the 291st Co B Combat Engineers Hello Everone!   
    I will keep my fingers crossed for you. In the mean time I contacted Bob Konings to see if he can help and provide information about their time in the Ardennes.
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    juskitty got a reaction from CaptO in Daughter of an Engineer William (nmi) Carr in the 291st Co B Combat Engineers Hello Everone!   
    YES! they Finally came In!!..
    Now to unravel the  'start' of it all ...
    the History is goin to be Nothing Short of  Amazing!
     
     

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    juskitty got a reaction from Walt's Daughter in Daughter of an Engineer William (nmi) Carr in the 291st Co B Combat Engineers Hello Everone!   
    thank you ms marion.=)
    the case  with my dads medals in them i made that
    out of pieces of cherrywood
     
    i SURE hope i find some one in here from the 291st  an even Co B marion would be wondeffull!
    BUT im still Looking ! 
    But since i joined the battle of the bulge assoc, prehaps i will 
    i keep u posted!!
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    juskitty got a reaction from Walt's Daughter in Daughter of an Engineer William (nmi) Carr in the 291st Co B Combat Engineers Hello Everone!   
    Yes maam & sure do thank ya for  adding me.. !!
    im learning  little more than what i knew LOL
    i found these engineers pacthes & a pin  so i will have them soon as well
    I do a little woodworking so ill be doin a shadow box for these items...




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    juskitty reacted to Walt's Daughter in Daughter of an Engineer William (nmi) Carr in the 291st Co B Combat Engineers Hello Everone!   
    You bet! We're one big happy family here!
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    juskitty got a reaction from Walt's Daughter in Daughter of an Engineer William (nmi) Carr in the 291st Co B Combat Engineers Hello Everone!   
    thats great marion!
    I Bet if he could he would thank ALL the Soldiers that were under him!
    But what a wonderful deal signed books!  i been doin alot of reading about the 291st.. an have joined a couple of the web pages from our friends over there in normandy..
    and the other units that were  along side the 291st during that time
    thank you for your note!!
    kitty
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    juskitty got a reaction from Walt's Daughter in OK these are what ive ordered   
    Ok guys these are the books i have ordered to help get more of an insight  to aid me on further research..
    The Ghost Front: The Ardennes Before the Battle of the Bulge
    The Reich's Last Gamble : The Ardennes Offensive, December 1944
    The Battle of the Bulge
    Beyond the Rhine : A Screaming Eagle in Germany 
    Battle of the Bulge 1944 : Hitler's Last Hope
    Across the Rhine (World War II)
    think this help me get further along
    What think? & i Already have the vhs tape them damned engineers
    tks for any input,
    kitty
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    juskitty reacted to rwrich51 in Daughter of an Engineer William (nmi) Carr in the 291st Co B Combat Engineers Hello Everone!   
    The link that you have posted is for the 291st infantry Regiment which was indeed  one of the  Regiments of the 75th infantry Division. But in your first post you mention Those Damned Engineers which refers to the 291st Engineer combat Battalion   which as you can see are two completely different units. I also notice in the box of medals which you posted the Combat Infantry Badge which is only awarded to those in the Infantry which would indicate combat service in a Infantry unit. If it is the 291st Engineers you are looking for there is a lot of information on the internet about them. If it is the 291st Infantry you are looking for than you should look at the 75th Infantry Division website which has a lot pictures, some of which is of Company B. I hope that this can be of some help to you...........Ralph
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