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Combined 36th/540th Engineer Reunion 2011

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I agree! Kind of the frosting on the cake!

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Ma'am,

 

I'm working on COL's Hill David 36th Engineer Brigade Commander travel

order to attend the reunion at PA. In order to do that our system requires

an agenda or invitation to be upload into the system . Dou you have any of

these two? If you do can you email either one of them to me so I can

finishthis process for COL Hill.

 

Thanks

 

SPC Rodriguez Robert

Assistant to the Command Group

36th Engineer Brigade

"Stay Rugged"

Fort Hood, Texas 76544

 

In response to his request, I created the following attachment. Happy to oblige!

The 36th Engineer Combat Regiment of WWII.pdf

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THAT'S ANOTHER PLUS MARION - JUST 20 DAYS !!!

 

Colin. :pdt34:

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Here's a list of attendees - September 2011! Thanks to all who attended and made this a smashing success!

 

Tony Stefanelli - (36th) and son Carl

John T Fallon - (36th)

Carl Furtado - (36th)

Don Walters - (36th) and daughter Donna Mong

John Zappitello - (36th) and wife Marguerite

Bob Felker - (36th) and daughter Lorraine Huddock

Charles Kassebohm - (36th)

Mike Cassic - (36th) and girlfriend Joan

Iradell Gaylen - (36th) and daughter Margi Johnson and her husband Russ and their two children Clay and Dylan

Gene Gaylen - brother of Iradell and also a WWII veteran

Marion Chard - (daughter of Walter Poniedzialek - 540th) and her daughter Kai-Ann Carney

Colin Hotham - (historian from England and forum member)

Jim Miller - (son of Bill Miller - 36th)

Tim Prater - (son-in-law of George Parnell - 36th)

Todd O'Brien - (grandson of John C O'Brien - 540th)

Joe Sumanski - (son of Frank Szumlanski - 36th (yes the spelling is different))

Colonel David Hill - current commander of the 36th Engineer Brigade

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I am almost through uploading approximately 275 images from the reunion. It's taken a long time for I had to run through all the photos and deleted ones which were fuzzy, etc. Then I go through and re-size, change orientation, crop & tweak almost every photo and then re-name each one. So you can see why it takes so long.

 

Should have them done this evening. Will place link here....

 

Thanks for your patience!!!

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All set. Here's the photo link for the 36th Engineer 2011 Reunion

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It was such a good time! I have all of the pictures, but I still couldn't help flipping through them again - like when you watch a movie on TV you know you have on DVD! Can't wait until next year. Hopefully I won't have to phone in from Afghanistan!

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When I joined this forum in 2004 it was on the strength of googling Operation Husky, Sicily, 1943. I did'nt realise then what an important part of my life the 36th/540th Combat Engineers would become. I have learnt a lot, added massivly to my circle of friends, visited the USA and most important of all met WWII veterans, families and friends who have accepted this "limey" into their lives and organisation.

This years reunion was even better than the first I attended in 2010 and I'm already making arrangements for 2012! I even have my two week break in the US in September organised with a stay on Rhode Island with veteran Carl Furtado.

I cannot finish this post without mentioning Marion who really started this all off for me and to whom I will be eternally grateful. To a WWII researcher her website (dedicated as it is to her Dad) is a priceless asset.

 

I wish everyone a Happy Christmas and all the best for the New Year.

Colin.

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Dear Colin:

 

Was simply delighted to read your post this morning. I too am SO glad to have made your acquaintance. I would have never imagined getting the chance to meet you in person and to become such good friends. It just goes to show you; you never know what life offers around the next corner...

 

The only thing I regret about our last meeting, was the fact we were not able to spend a few quiet hours at the airport again.

 

:huggybears:

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