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civilwargal last won the day on November 12 2013

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    Gettysburg Address

    A week from today 11/19 will be the 100th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. This is a nice op ed piece written by Ken Burns. I have been at the re-dedication of the Cemetary on several occasions and it is very moving to see hundreds of people in Civli War attire on the Battlefield visiting the monuments of the units that they re enact. http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/12/opinion/burns-gettysburg-address/index.html?hpt=hp_c2
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    Purple Heart from WWII

    There was a beautiful article on CNN website about one mans efforts to trace a WWII Purple Heart that he found at a swap meet. http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/11/us/journey-purple-heart/index.html?hpt=hp_bn1
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    Happy Birthday Brooke!

    Happy Birthday Brooke!! Hope that it is a special one!!
  4. Today is the third day and it is the anniversary of Picketts charge. They were commenting in an article how big the crowds are for this week. Ranger talks that usually draw 50 people now have 500 people attending. Warms my heart. Walking Picketts charge was one of the most moving moments of my life. (Even though our guide, an 80 year old former Marine, had to chase away a ?rabid woodchuck with his swagger stick) You cannot walk that area without thinking about the soldiers moving over that ground.
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    1251st Engineers

    That's the book that I have. Dick Deise sent me a copy. It is wonderful that we have that resource.
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    1251st Engineers

    The guy in front of the guy with the rakish helmet. My dad (if it is my dad) is wearing a soft cap and has sgt stripes that you can barely see.
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    1251st Engineers

    Hi there! Sorry it took so long for me to respond. That is Company B of the 1251st. I think my dad George Kubeck is the Sargeant standing in row 2 with his cap at a jaunty angle. (One Easter I had a long discussion with my cousins about which one he was"His friend Dick Deise is behind him with the dapper little mustache. Everyone in the unit seems to have a photo with the Pacific Bound sign. The 1251st was instumental in building Camp Tophat, one of the "cigarette camps" named for Brittish cigarettes and to be used to either send to the Pacific or home. The 1251st built the chapel at the camp.
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    1251st Engineers

    Hello, The bridge across the Rhine from Neuss to Dusseldorf was the Ernie Pyle Bridge.
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    What happens when engineers own dogs

    I live in a house built by a Combat Engineer, nothing about that contraption suprises me!!!
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    Still alive and well

    Hi there, It has been ages since I've been here! I have not dropped off the earth. Just a lot of different things. The end of last year I got really sick with a kidney infection and was hospitalized for about a week. I was a little sluggish for a while, so it was just work and rest. I am totally recovered. I still am part of a Civil War Musical group, involved in my Civil War Roundtable, I started playing ukelele and joined a uke group. I took a Powerpoint class, a soup making course and Tai Chi so far this year. I'm also knitting and crocheting for my church. Managed to squeeze a trip to Tenn. to see my best friend from Junior High who is in very bad health. Glad to see a lot of the usual suspects here. Hope that you are all well.
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    What are you listening to right now?

    "Key to the Highway" Got the key to the highway I'm billed out and bound to go Gotta leave it runnin baby Cause walkin is much too slow.
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    Remembrance Weekend in Gettysburg

    One of the luminaries
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    Remembrance Weekend in Gettysburg

    A few more
  14. Better late than never. Here's some pictures from the parade and luminaries at Gettysburg this past November. The weekend closest to the 19th of November, they rededicate the National Cemetery and hold a big parade. At night they place a luminary and flag on every grave. That was very moving. They read the roll of the burials (including hundreds of anonymous) and there are honor guards from every branch of the service at the entrance to the cemetery.
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    Chatting with a member of the 1251st

    What great pictures!! The first person from the 1251st that I spoke with was from your Uncles company. Did he ever speak about what they did while there?