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Here's the article in two parts. Thought it would be easier to download/open this way. I scanned it at high res (sorry), so it will take a while to download and open. Please be patient.

 

http://www.6thcorpscombatengineers.com/doc...eerArticle1.pdf

 

http://www.6thcorpscombatengineers.com/doc...eerArticle2.pdf

Edited by Walt's Daughter

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Just received this today from Colonel Mike Morgan. This is an excerpt from his letter. Talk about making one's day! :D

 

"Marion:

 

First, I hope you and your family (and extended WWII vet family) have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year. Second, I received some feedback form a 92 year old, WWII Engineer Veteran who is a subscriber to the magazine and read your article. He said:

 

"Enjoyed very much Marion Chard's Nov-Dec article, particularly since I commanded the Engineer Combat Battalion which was attached to Bill Darby's Ranger Force for it's third assault at Gela. You may be aware that she (Marion) has set up an excellent internet site for all WWII 6 Corps engineer units. At 92 I haven't done much writing since I retired in 1964, but I had been fairly active until then, including a volume in the official 'U.S. Army in WWII'. I wonder if you (Army Engineer Magazine) would be interested in republishing any of the articles listed in the attachment. They last saw the light of day one or two generations ago. If so, I can fax or mail them to you."

 

Feedback such as this makes my job most rewarding. Here's a guy 92 years of age, who is still participating in military affairs, and seeking to keep history and traditions alive as best he can..."

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Hey, Col Mike printed Stanley's letter in this month's issue. How cool is that?

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Danka friend. It sure made my day!

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Below is an excerpt from a letter I received from Col Mike of Army Engineer Magazine. It refers to Stanley Dziuban, 39th

 

Thanks, Marion:

 

The next issue (Mar-Apr) will feature an article written by Stanley; his "fight" as a part of Darby's Rangers at Gela. It's amazing to me how many people I continue to meet in the process of doing the magazine...and to see so many veterans still involved in things dealing with Army "engineering"...

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We are still awaiting on the March-April issue, so we can read Stan's article. I look forward to that.

 

I heard from Col Mike, and he informed me that they'd like to use the majority of my book intro for their May-June issue. Of course I said yes. What an honor. Seems they are putting together an article regarding reunions, etc., and it will also feature my friend Mari's (another daughter of a combat engineer) input and active role in all this, plus much more. I also submitted some photos from the reunions I attended too.

 

Thanks in advance Mike for including me. :pdt34:

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We are all happy to see you get the recognition you deserve :armata_PDT_37: When you have become a rich & famous author I hope you will still have time for us "little people" :armata_PDT_01:

 

 

3 Cheers!

Dogdaddy

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Danka! I will never forget any of you. As far as I'm concerned, many of you are just as important to me as my blood relatives. You bet I will carry you around in my heart forever! :heartpump:

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Received this letter from the Colonel Mike Morgan yesterday. What an honor! Here's an excerpt...

 

Hi there...

 

I'm coming with "hat in hand" wondering if you'd agree to do another story for the magazine (May-June issue). It would be a follow-up on the earlier article you contributed to, and focus on the documentary you are now doing, to include things that have gone well, and not so well in that regard. I truly wonder at the energy you are putting into all of this, and again feel compelled to tell others about it. Your efforts are so far beyond what is typical, that others can learn from your experiences. I know this is asking for something that might take away from your other "chores" but wanted to ask anyway. Let me know what you think.

 

My best to you as always, Mike.

 

Colonel John Michael Morgan, USA (Retired)

Editor, Army Engineer Magazine

148 Romana Drive

Ridgeway, VA 24148

276.956.1769

 

I wrote back, said I would love to do so and thanked him for giving me this wonderful opportunity. :blush:

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Awesome! Great work! :armata_PDT_37:

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Below is an excerpt from a letter I received from Col Mike of Army Engineer Magazine. It refers to Stanley Dziuban, 39th

 

anks, Marion:

 

The next issue (Mar-Apr) will feature an article written by Stanley; his "fight" as a part of Darby's Rangers at Gela. It's amazing to me how many people I continue to meet in the process of doing the magazine...and to see so many veterans still involved in things dealing with Army "engineering"...

 

DARBYS' RANGERS---kinda rings a bell. Rocky of the 34th

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I think I look better on paper! LOL!!! :frown:

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LOL!!!

 

Well, I just submitted my article to the editor. YIKES! I also sent a photo for the cover and several for inclusion for the story. I finished three weeks before the deadline. What a great feeling (I'm dancing around the house right now)! :zelda: Funky chicken? :frown: I hope it's what Col Mike was looking for.

 

I'd like to offer some advice (if I may), to those who love to write; use Adobe's Read-Aloud feature. I've been using it for a couple of years now. I write in WORD, and then save a copy in Adobe Reader format (pdf file). Then I open the pdf file and go the pull-down menu, VIEW/READ OUT LOUD, and tell it to ACTIVATE the feature. Next go back to same menu and click on one of the listed options such as, Read to End of Document. I find it an invaluable tool and you can HEAR your words. You can "see" if you words flow and will catch things your eyes don't see. I find it makes me a much better writer. Try it sometime. :pdt34:

 

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I just received the latest issue of Army Engineer Magazine, and I'm thrilled to share it with all of you.

 

The photo I submitted to Mike, was used for their cover, and was given to me by one of our Alger Market customers, Allison Chmielewski. It was amongst the images brought back from Europe by her father, Al Hutchings, a 297th Engineer. My article is one of three, used for their tribute - Salute to WWII Army Engineer Veterans.

 

Once again, many thanks to Col Mike Morgan for his excellent work as editor in chief, and for asking me to be a contributing writer for this wonderful issue. Many thanks to "my engineers" and their families for their continued support and inspiration. It's a great honor to be part of all this.

 

Humbly yours,

M1

 

:blush:

Army_Eng_Mag__May_June_2008___No_Bridge_Too_Far___Marion_J_Chard.pdf

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I was just sitting outside enjoying the cooler temps after today's thunder-boomers, and was scanning the pages of Army Engineer mag. I turned to Mike's editorial page - An Independent View, and was surprised, delighted and tickled to see my name, along with my buddy Mari, whose article also appears in this issue.

 

I had no idea I was going to be mentioned in his editorial, and feel SO very honored to be included on his page. I am also including Mari's article, (her father is a 297th Engineer), as well as the article written by my dear friend, WWII veteran and writer, Max Schwartz, 1306th Engineer General Service Regiment.

 

Editorial

March of the Damned - Max Schwartz

Buddies Then & Now - Mari Ippolito

 

Essayons Mike, Mari and Max (I just realized we are all M's. Oh no, Mr Bill, the "M's" are taking over the world... :frown:

 

 

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Army_Eng_Mag__May_June_2008__Editors_Page001.pdf

Army_Eng_Mag__May_June_2008___Buddies_Then___Now___Mari_Ippolito001.pdf

Army_Eng_Mag__May_June_2008__March_of_the_Damned___Max_Schwartz001.pdf

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Okay I'm very sad... :unsure: I posted my latest article here 8 days ago and...

 

I also sent it out to the everyone on my VI Corps list (all the vets of the 540th, 36th, 39th, and 1108th and all their families), and not one response in 8 days. Oh well...

 

Sign me,

Disappointed author

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Don't be sad. I was going print it out at work (printer down here) so that I can read it on hard copy. But we had an agency wide upgrade to Office 2007. I was down for a whole day and a half of another and the rest of the time I've been learning how to use my WORD and EXCEL all over again. Since I'm so slow on the puter now, it's taking me longer to get my usual work done.

 

It's slowly sinking in. I couldn't get into training until the 23rd and the 27th. Isn't it just like the goverment to give training AFTER the upgrade?!?

 

Will print it soon, promise ;)

 

B

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