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Hello Everyone,

 

Received the Company C panoramic photo that I had bought on ebay in the mail the other day. What a great picture! The quality is excellent, it has been well taken care of, you can see much detail in the photo. Taking a photo of a panoramic picture behind glass is a challenge indeed. I have done the best that I could with it, unfortunately you won't be able to see good detail of the faces in this posting. Perhaps Gary may be able to give me some tips on how to get a better image to post later on. This will have to do for now.

 

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In case you are having trouble reading the writing at the bottom of the photo, the following is inscribed:

 

Company "C"

292nd Eng. Combat Battalion

Camp Butner, N.C.

May 19, 1944

Capt. Arthur Malcolm Wellman, Commanding

 

 

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Hello, all!

Randy, that IS Sterling's handwriting in the address book. My husband and I enjoyed seeing it.

 

I've worked with the gallery who made the copy of the Company A panoramic photo for me, and they're ready to sell copies to anyone who wants one. I can't quote you the price because I don't know what they'll need to charge for shipping and handling (mailing items is not standard business for them). The copy itself is quite inexpensive. All you need to do is contact them using the info below and tell them you want a copy or copies of "292CompanyA." No need for a password of any kind.

 

Hampton House Art & Framing

Ph 336-723-8869

hamptonhouse@triad.twcbc.com

www.hamptonhouse.net

 

I'm very pleased to be able to share this photo with everyone, and I'm sure Sterling would have been, too. We found it way back under the eaves in their attic. It's a shame it wasn't on display in the house for all those years, but the gallery said that was good from the standpoint that it hadn't been exposed to light. That's why it's in such good shape.

 

Let me know if you have any trouble ordering it. The gallery owners were happy to hear that it had created so much interest, not so much for the business as because of their own interest in historical photos.

 

Sterling's daughter

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Hi Lisa,

 

You do not know how much I appreciate your taking the time and effort to make this photo available to us, god bless you! It really means a lot, as I have stated previously my grandfather never had this picture and my whole family is anxious to see it. Very generous of the gallery also for helping us to be able to have copies, I'll be contacting them right away. Thanks again.

 

Randy

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Another wonderful sequence of events. Kudos to all!

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Hey, Pete!

 

Great to see you back, my friend! We are all so happy that you started our paths to connecting and to Marion for having the empowered you to do this.

 

Lisa,

 

Thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to acquire a copy of the A Company photo from your family. What a gift! I would imagine there will be others in my family who will want copies, also.

 

Randy,

 

No matter how the image is to be gotten (by camera or by scanner), you need to see if you can take the photo out of the frame. Of course you will need to see if this can be done without damaging it. Assuming you can, this should get you a better quality of image depending on the camera you are using (I assume you are taking a photo of it). I have no problem scanning it for you if that is what you desire and we can definitely discuss this if that is your desire.

 

This offer goes to all. If you have documents or pictures that you want high quality scans of then please don't hesitate to let me know and we can discuss this. Incidentally, has anyone ever heard any more from Sam Harrison from this thread?

 

http://www.6thcorpscombatengineers.com/engforum/index.php?showtopic=8285

 

Maybe Marion can send him a message to see if he wants to join the "292nd party" that we have here? :)

 

Thanks to all for your contributions and interest.

 

Gary

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Hey, Pete!

 

Great to see you back, my friend! We are all so happy that you started our paths to connecting and to Marion for having the empowered you to do this.

 

Lisa,

 

Thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to acquire a copy of the A Company photo from your family. What a gift! I would imagine there will be others in my family who will want copies, also.

 

Randy,

 

No matter how the image is to be gotten (by camera or by scanner), you need to see if you can take the photo out of the frame. Of course you will need to see if this can be done without damaging it. Assuming you can, this should get you a better quality of image depending on the camera you are using (I assume you are taking a photo of it). I have not problem scanning it for you if that is what you desire and we can definitely discuss this if that is your desire.

 

This offer goes to all. If you have documents or pictures that you want high quality scans of then please don't hesitate to let me know and we can discuss this. Incidentally, has anyone ever heard any more from Sam Harrison from this thread?

 

http://www.6thcorpscombatengineers.com/engforum/index.php?showtopic=8285

 

Maybe Marion can send him a message to see if he wants to join the "292nd party" that we have here? :)

 

Thanks to all for your contributions and interest.

 

Gary

 

Gary: I sent an email to Sam a few minutes ago. I will let you know if he responds, but he may simple just reply to this topic, for I gave him the link.

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Hey guys, It's great to see this topic has such recent activity. It comes at an interesting time. My grandfather, Paul Corzine, who is featured in my profile picture and the reason I posted on these boards, just passed away on February 10. He was 92 and one of the last guys that he knew of who as still around from the 292nd. He was only in the hospital a few days before he passed. As sudden as it was, it was also a blessing that there was so little suffering he had to endure. The funeral was a nice time of remember him and everyone he had touched and helped over the years. Services ended at the graveside with a lovely military honors display from the VFW where they presented my grandmother with the flag from the casket. It was really great. One of his favorite things to do was to go to funerals and visitations to chat and talk with people for hours. He'd have been proud of this one.

 

As my mom goes through her parents house looking for his will and other important papers (FYI, you should really tell your kids where you put things like that!), she's finding many more photos we had never seen before. Once everything is settled down I will hopefully be able to scan those in and add to the others I put online. They will be found here when I get them online https://www.flickr.com/photos/129969616@N08/ and I'll be sure to update my thread about them when i get them up.

 

I thankfully have several hours of video footage where I interviewed my grandpa about his WWII experiences and now that he's gone I will eventually make myself sit down and finish editing them so i can share his stories with all of you fine folks.

 

That's the only update I have for now. It's great to see everyone connecting and sharing.

 

-SaM Harrison

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Sam, so nice to have you back and thank you for sharing more about your grandfather. So sorry to hear of his passing, but so glad to hear that among things, you actually recorded much of his history. Bravo! I wish more and more people would do that before it's too late. I get so many letters of regret from people on a daily basis and it's always so sad to hear about it. They come to me to see if I can help and fill in the blanks. Sometimes I can and sometimes I can't.

 

We look forward to seeing everything you have in the future.

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Very sorry for your loss Sam. Marion is right, it is awesome you had the fore thought to record your grandfather's experiences, I'm sure it will be something you will always cherish. We all look forward to anything you wish to share with us regarding your grandfather.

 

Randy

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Sam,

 

Great to see you back in the "292 fold", my friend! Accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your grandfather. Having just lost my father last year, I feel for you and your family on your loss. As Randy and Marion stated, we all look forward to anything you have to offer to expand the history of the 292nd and the experiences of it's patriots. I'm sure I speak for all when we say take the time you need with your loss and when you are ready we will be here ready to here all about your grandfather and his patriotic pursuits. I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank you so much for your original post and the flicker album that you created. Last year when you posted it I eagerly went and looked through all of the photos and was thrilled to find one that had my grandfather in it. The one I speak of is labeled "The motor pool gang. Made in France." He is kneeling the left soldier of the three. What a gift you have given my family as he had very few photos and almost nothing from his service. I attached the image of yours that I speak of and thank you, again, for this unexpected gift!

 

I will also say what I have in the past, that I will give assistance to anyone who needs assistance in scanning images or documents so that we may better document these great men and their unit. I have a scanner that can scan at extremely high resolution (see one of my previous posts). Again, thanks, my friend! Thoughts and prayers with you and your family.

 

 

Gary

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Here's a picture of a kid that did a project for a county social studies fair about the 292nd ECB, Company C in World War II. Pretty cool that young person is taking interest. Here's the link:

 

http://www.bdtonline.com/news/area-schools-compete-in-annual-mercer-county-social-studies-fair/article_8ea4f79c-8ce2-11e5-9875-bbee4cce00c7.html

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I love seeing things like this. Bravo to this young man. We need more like him. :clappin2::pdt12:

 

Ah, I stand to be corrected! The young ladies name is Abby!

Edited by Walt's Daughter
correction

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I had wondered if there was any way to contact the young ladies parents or get information to pass along to them concerning the interest that we all have here that their family also seems to have. Any ideas on this?

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Oh yes, in fact I have done this before - getting in touch with peeps in news articles, etc. I have actually had some luck with this. We would need to get in contact with the newspaper reporter and state our wishes. If you did this, you would give them your contact info to pass along to Abby and her family. I think she would be absolutely thrilled.

 

I have even been put in contact with veterans this way. I say go for it! :clappin2:

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Here is one for Pete. It is a Marching Party list from one of the Morning Reports, I'm afraid I do not currently have a date for this document. The arrow points to his uncle's name, Pvt Dean F Belmonte. The ASN is a little fuzzy but I believe it is #36900101. Have a good day everyone!

 

Randy

 

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Randy,

Thanks! Yep, that's him. He ended the war as a corporal, so this must be late 1944 / early 1945? Or who knows??? I don't even know what a Marching Party is. The list is classified as Secret, so it must be something during their stay in Europe.

Pete

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Here is one for Pete. It is a Marching Party list from one of the Morning Reports, I'm afraid I do not currently have a date for this document. The arrow points to his uncle's name, Pvt Dean F Belmonte. The ASN is a little fuzzy but I believe it is #36900101. Have a good day everyone!

 

Randy

 

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I think we'd all agree... Randy, you are the master of 292nd info who generously disseminates that info. I am inspired to work hard for you and all here to reciprocate as much info as I can find so I can feel like I am doing my part. We are all lucky to have found you or for you to have found us on this forum. :)

 

Just my two cents worth, my friend!

 

Gary

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I've never run across those exact words "marching party", but am sure it means the same thing as marching orders. Just when you think you've seen it all.

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Hello everyone,

I just posted on the other string forum about my background but wanted to introduce myself here as well. My grandfather was Anton "Tony" Pagoria from La Salle, IL and was a member of C Company of the 292nd. Pete - very likely your uncle and my grandfather knew each other since both were in the same company and both Italians from Illinois.

His information was drafted as a plumber, but was placed in the 669th Engineer Topographical Corps, 1149th Combat Group. The 669th was a transportation corps unit that included railroad training. This was a natural fit for him since his occupation prior to the war was a Railway Section Hand. He trained at Camp Clairborne, Lousiana. He was the last of his italian brothers to be enlist/be drafted. He was the 6th of his family to be in WWII and the first 6 star family in La Salle, IL. He also had 6 cousins in the war and one brother and one sister work at the LST shipyard in Seneca, IL. Amazingly only 1 cousin and 1 brother wounded and all returned to the US.

After the V-E Day he re-upped and was at a POW camp for Germans. I have group photos I will post once I find them in storage. Here is a photo that I will share to start.

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