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  • Birthday 01/30/1971

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    Tank Destroyer and 4th Armored Division.
    My dog Brandie (RIP 19.11.2009).

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  1. Jeeper704

    Happy Birthday Jeeper704!

    Thank you, sorry I was away from here for so long. I'll try to make it up. Erwin
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    9/11 - 10th Anniversary Tribute

    I had been watching some documentaries on TV about 9/11, especially one about what happened afterwards. This documentary was so haunting me several nights after I saw it that I almost thought of going to see a psychiatrist or so. I won't tell you the details about this one but trust me ... it was a hard hitting and very sad one. Erwin PS: Don't ask me more about it either, I'm still not willing to talk about it.
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    What are you listening to right now?

    The Unforgiving - Within Temptation Great songs and lyrics although I can understand not many on here will like it. Erwin
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    I'm sad

    You're doing a great job and don't let some ... spoil that for you. If he had said that to me in person, they still would be busy surgically removing my boot from his "youknowwhat" (I try to keep it poilte here). Erwin
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    Happy Birthday Rocky boy!

    Happy Birthday, Sir! And three kisses from my Fiancée. Erwin & Bianca.
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    Seeking info on 185th Port Co/487th Port Bn

    That is some great information! Thanks for posting this. Erwin
  7. Keep going after them (I know you do that). It will pay off in the end. And you can bet it is the same everywhere (not only in the US). When I am going to start the procedure(s) in order to get my Fiancée here and get her a decent job ...... have the Valium and other stuff ready! I'm gonna need them! Erwin
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    A very interesting book to read indeed! I saw "Surviving D-Day" too and it is a very moving documentary to watch. If you get the chance, watch it or read the book. Erwin
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    Personal tribute to the men and women of D-Day 2011

    A day or so before the 67th Anniversary of D-Day, I received a letter from my friend Jim (James). He is doing ok, but has some health problems. Jim was an assault engineer in the third wave at Omaha Beach. When 06.06.2011 started, I couldn't help but thinking of both Jim and Mike. Mike was a Ranger who went ashore on Charlie Beach (Vierville). He probably was part of the Ranger/Infantry force that took out the German artillery battery at Grandcamp-Maisy. I'm afraid Mike sadly passed away as contact (via letters) has stopped. Maybe it is my age (40), but all day long I felt sad, a bit sick in my stomache and I also felt like someone dropped some weight on my shoulders.. I watched some of the few D-Day documentaries and looked at a view clips on Youtube as well. Often during that day, I wished I could have been on the beach but hopefully soon I might have the opportunity to go and visit the places they were at back in 1944 again. Erwin
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    New Member

    A warm welcome from Belgium. Can I ask you what TD unit this Med Unit was attached to? You post interesting information and I am happy to read you make the effort to talk to Veterans and write their stories down. Erwin
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    Everyman's War

    Yes, I have the DVD and for me this is quite a good movie. It deals with the fightings around the Sinz-Nennig (Germany) area in January - February 1945. Some errors, but overall a nice movie. It means more to me because on 02.09.1945 my friend Harry got wounded there when his TD was knocked out by 2 German Panthers. But the movie deals mainly with the fightings prior to the arrival of the 704th TD Battalion. Erwin
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    Happy Birthday Dogdaddy

    Way too late (I deeply apologize), but still a from Bianca and myself. Erwin
  13. Jeeper704

    Happy Birthday slinky75

    from Belgium. Erwin
  14. Our sincerest condolences. Erwin & Bianca
  15. That's so sad to read. Rest in Peace, Sir! Third wave at "Omaha" ... the same wave my friend Jim was in (also an Engineer at that time). Erwin