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      Advertisers   08/12/17

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      New Registrations   09/22/17

      Attention New Registrants - Please take a moment to read the section on REGISTRATION. This will inform you regarding the entire process and hopefully answer all your questions. Too often I receive emails either asking why you can't post yet, or I why I haven't approved your membership?  Thank you for your time, M1
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      Happy Thanksgiving to all my peeps!   11/18/17

      Dear Peeps!  Just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. I am very grateful to all of you for helping me make this site such a wonderful resource for people all over the world. Could not have done it without your assistance. Much love to all, M1

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  1. Interesting Articles

    The DPAA (http://www.dpaa.mil/) are really unsung heroes of our day. Every week I am hearing about US servicemen being returned to the US after being missing for 75 or more years. It is truly remarkable. I am glad that we in the US still have the will and desire to search for all of our missing servicemen.
  2. Pilot's remains embedded in tree!

    Very interesting Marion. Those DPAA guys do great work. They weren't mentioned, but were certainly involved at some point.
  3. 2017 Seahorse Reunion - 36th and 540th

    So sad I can't make it this year!! Take lots of pictures, Marion! Have a great time!
  4. WWII captain's secret mission

    Very interesting story. I see it's an older book, from 2015, but I had never heard of it or the story. I had heard of Poltava Air Base from one of the WWII magazines, but if they mentioned the captain in the story, I don't recall.
  5. coca cola commercial - priceless

    That was very odd!
  6. Sorry to hear, still, even though it has become so common to hear this sort of news. Part of life, I guess. I suppose it was all of the Civil War guys who were dying at the time of the WWI and all of the Spanish American War vets who were dying about the time of WWII or shortly there after. Farewell, sir! Thank you for your service!
  7. Six Jerks In A Jeep

    Very nice! It's an early music video, it would seem. Much better than the trash that comes out now a days!
  8. Dunkirk

    This was an awesome movie! Not a movie that has a ton of character development, but that's not the point. Great visuals, both CGI and use of real life boats and aircraft. I will warn anyone who has not seen it, there are basically three stories and they are all told simultaneously. What is confusing at first is that each story takes a different time to tell. They tell you how long each story takes right at the beginning (one week, 24 hours and 1 hour, if I remember properly). I just didn't catch on to what they meant at first. All three stories end at the same time. Sound confusing? It's not so bad if you are prepared for it.
  9. 3939th Quartermaster Gas Supply Company

    Great story! (Well maybe not the massive injuries part of it!) Welcome to the forum. We welcome any other stories you might have. As for the unit, Marion, our indefatigable administrator, will no doubt have something for you shortly. Once again, welcome aboard!
  10. Vet Locates Ambulance He Drove During the War

    Crazy! That is super cool!
  11. Land of Mine

    This sounds awesome - and it's a story I hadn't heard of before. It is the story of the German POWs that were used to clear millions of land mines from the Danish coast. The movie focuses on a small group of young (and I do mean young) POWs that had to clear a certain beach for 40,000 or so mines. When they were done, they could go home - not everyone made it. Looking forward to watching it! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3841424/
  12. D-Day Normandy - 2017

    Hear, hear!!
  13. Rest in peace, sir! Thank you for your service!
  14. Jean in Siegburg

    How cool is that?!
  15. Churchill - new movie trailer

    Looks cool! I wonder how he will be portrayed. The trailer doesn't really give you a solid idea. So Brian Cox will now have played: Leon Trotsky Hermann Göring Winston Churchill Oh, and Dr. Hannibal Lecktor!!
  16. YEAH!!! So glad the forum is back!!! Thank you for all of your hard work (and $$$) Marion!!! I was really missing it (after 10 years of being here almost daily!!)

    1. Walt's Daughter

      Walt's Daughter

      Oh I know the feeling. I was lost in limbo. Still need a bit of tweaking, but we are almost there 100 percent. I still can't get into the admin section, but working on it. Seems to be a permissions problem. Arrggh!!

  17. Wow. I actually wouldn't have thought he was still with us. I recognized the name as soon as I saw it. With the Marines at Tarawa is a very interesting (and even Academy Award Winning as was mentioned above) documentary. I remembered hearing about the fact that he was able to catch both combatants in a single frame. This just doesn't happen in genuine combat footage. And it is in color, too! Farewell, sir! Thank you for all you've done!
  18. I saw this today in Stars and Stripes. It is a new memorial to the 249th Engineer Battalion for erecting a pontoon bridge of the Rhine for Gen Patton's 3rd Army to cross. It was dedicated with great fanfare. I'm glad to see that.
  19. Farewell, sir! Thank you for what you have done.
  20. Hello from southern France

    Welcome aboard, Matthieu. We are glad to have you here. My grandfather was with the 540th Combat Engineers which landed in that area during Operation Dragoon.
  21. Oh, no! I pray he feels better soon. What a great gentlemen.
  22. Interesting Articles

    What a strange story! I would be very upset if I were the family of the WWII Vet!
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