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36th/540th Combat Engineer - 2012 Reunion

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We also had two members of the current 36th Engineer Brigade, there for two days - CSM Harris and Colonel Hill. How wonderful to have both of you there. A real honor.

 

Received his nice letter from the Sargent Harris, yesterday.

 

Marion,

 

I wanted to send a note with my email address and also thank you for the warm welcome and great hospitality during the reunion. I had a great time.

I know the veterans really appreciate all that you do for them.

 

Again, thanks for a great event.

 

Geoff Harris

CSM, 36th Eng Bde

Fort Hood, Tx

 

Here's a pic of Col Hill, Colin and the Master Sgt Harris, after the banquet on Sat night.

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What an awesome time we had at the reunion. Marian, Margie, and the rest did a tremendous job on the arrangements and program. It was great meeting & talking to the vets and their families. I`ve never felt more welcome anywhere in my life. Meeting Colin, whom i`ve only known on the forum was another plus. Someday we`ll tell about the "elevater adventure ride" we had, ...(then again...mabe we wont).

I`m still in CT. doing family genealogy research, but will be leaving for home tomorow. Will upload some more photos when i get home.

 

 

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Captain John Fallon with the 36th Engineer Campaign Map

 

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CSM Harris, Marion, Col. Hill

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Hi Larry! Sure was fun and it was great having you there. I haven't posted much on the forum after my return this past Wednesday, for I've been a busy little bee. Thanks for posting those two pics for us.

 

I still have a ton of work to catch up on, but guess I'm making progress. LOL!!!

 

Here's the reunion and to everyone who attended. It was wonderful!

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To me this topped the two previous reunions I have attended by a long way. Trust the girls to get it absolutely right and Marion and Margi did just that with food, decoration etc and attention to detail.

Meeting Larry was a great pleasure after all this time on the forum together.

Col Hill and CSM Harris made a brilliant contribution and had obviously taken a lot of trouble to bring more interesting information on the 36th both of WW2 and today.

Finally to be presented with a 36th pin was a vey special moment to me and I now feel even closer to those who served in this great organisation and are serving still.

Thank you too for the RAF flag, such a nice touch and greatly appreciated.

Roll on September 2013 - wherever !!

 

Colin.

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Ah, the forum has either been completely down, or having difficulties for the last four of five days, so was unable to answer you. Whew!!!

 

Yes, I think it topped the previous too. So much fun and even the weather was perfect!! Love having you there. The only thing which could have made it even better, would be having Kai-Ann there with us. But, we will work on that for next year, yes?

 

Have to still go through my pics and stuff. So much going on and still trying to play catch-up and work through all the computer problems.

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Great to be able to get back into the forum today M1 and catch up on the news. Yes I agree and hope Kai-Ann can make it in 2013. Whenever and wherever the reunion takes place next year I will be there - god willing!

 

Colin.

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What a fun day that was. Just pure laughs and enjoying the beautiful weather. Doesn't get any better than that.

 

Guess we should explain the UPSIDE-DOWN sign that Carl is holding... Margi wanted the vets to hold the sign so she could take some pics to show our "beer suppliers/donators" and say thanks for their contribution for the weekend. So Carl has the sign and is holding it upside down and we yell, no don't change it, leave it. So we were all laughing and saying, how appropriate - beer and upside sign! :drinkin: :drinkin: :drinkin: :drinkin: So then it took off from there and was our joke or laugh of the day. Margi started calling our boys the "Double MM's" or "2 M&M's". Yup, that's WWII upside down. :pdt12: :pdt12: :pdt12:

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Okay, finally got 'er done. Edited, uploaded and named all in the photos. Many thanks to Margi too, who provided many of these pics. We laughed so long and so hard. What a beautiful several days spent in PA with the best of the best!

 

36th Engineer Reunion pics from 2012

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Marion a very impressive array of pictures showing what a great time was had by all. Thanks to your, Margi and John's efforts I had a ball together with the vets, relatives and others who attended the reunion. Looking forward to meeting you all again whenever/wherever it is in 2013 !!

 

Colin.

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I have to agree with you and say this year's was the best. It was simple FUN! So much laughter and lots of smiles.

 

I am already counting down to next year to, whenever and wherever! Amen!

 

Miss you too. Wish we lived closer so we could meet for lunch or simply sit and chat. Sure appreciate our friendship.

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Hey Colin, did you see the SPECIAL pics of you and Margi? I had fun with those creating those.

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Yes Marion I saw the pics of Margi and I and thank you for making the effort to do them for us. I have downloaded a numbe of your pics for my PC collection and for my Facebook photos page. Some really great memories and a way of showing the family what I was up to!

 

Colin.

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Forgot to add, love your CHILL OUT t-shirt!

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It looks like you had such a great time! I'm really sad I had to miss it!!

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Todd, I have to admit, it's the most FUN we've had in a long time, but the convoy was missed, that's for sure. We spent more time enjoying the great outdoors instead of being stuck in the basement hospitality suite all the time. I know everyone loved soaking up the sun and beautiful fall days. We did MISS you!

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