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  2. John L

    174th Engineer Combat Battalion

    Thank you Marion.
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  4. Walt's Daughter

    174th Engineer Combat Battalion

    I don't know if you can reach Dean directly, because if you look again, it was a guestbook entry that SonofaMP copied to this post. Dean was never a member of this forum. And unfortunately, SonofaMP passed away a few years ago. Sorry to give you that bad news.
  5. John L

    174th Engineer Combat Battalion

    Hello Dean, My father, Edward Lucashu, was in Company "C". I actually have copies of the orders that issued the bronze service star to particpants at Okinawa, and for the Bronze service arrowhead for participants in the Leyte landings. Was you dad named John? He was in Company "B". Attached photos show your dad's name. He is on both lists. I also have several photos of men in the unit but there are only a couple that I can figure out the name. Have you ever seen the color photo of McArthur when he landed at Leyte? There are a lot of guys standing around and I'm pretty sure one of them is my dad. My dad told me that he was right near him when he landed. Perhaps your dad was there too! Below is the web address of the photo. https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.emersonkent.com%2Fimages%2Fi_have_returned.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.emersonkent.com%2Fspeeches%2Fi_have_returned.htm&docid=nCklfvYvoSjvUM&tbnid=0aqRQHoxPyEE-M%3A&vet=10ahUKEwiCkrnIvtPhAhUmn-AKHSNfDvcQMwhvKBUwFQ..i&w=550&h=380&bih=757&biw=1600&q=general macarthur leyte&ved=0ahUKEwiCkrnIvtPhAhUmn-AKHSNfDvcQMwhvKBUwFQ&iact=mrc&uact=8
  6. meirosek

    old monument to 6th engineers in vierville

    Hello Dave, I was not able to pull up the location in Google Maps as you described. Is it possible for you to provide an alternative way for you to do this? Do you have any more pictures or info on this? You mentioned that you had an email address for someone that had a lot interest in the old monument. I ask because my grandfather was the stonemason that built this monument and I'd love to get as much info on the current state of this monument and its whereabouts. Thanks so much. Kevin
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  8. Walt's Daughter

    What the major is up to now

    That is very cool. Hope you will be happy as hell in your new job and of course your new soon-to-be home in Texas. But of course, that just means you are farther away from me, but I will try not to be selfish. ha! Guess these means I will just have to come on down, y'all and visit. Congrats!!!!!
  9. CaptO

    What the major is up to now

    Update time! So I got the job at Lockheed! I'll be working with the rocket launcher programs (MLRS and HIMARS) in Grand Prairie, Texas. Grand Prairie is in between Dallas and Fort Worth on the Dallas side. I start in May. I'll be living a little closer to Fort Worth and we are pretty close to closing on a house! Busy time at the O'Brien house right now. More to follow!
  10. Walt's Daughter

    1271st ECB

    Wonderful info. You've made a lot of people very happy.
  11. mikel

    1271st ECB

    Here it is! By the way, they were in VI Corps, at least for a bit. Thanks to the Shipe family for sharing this with us all. Vaughn Shipe started out in H&S Company of the 284th ECB at Camp Breckinridge but must have transferred into the 1271st after basic training ended. m
  12. Walt's Daughter

    73rd CA (AA).

    Trying to find anything related to the 73rd... From what I can see, the two are NOT related... I found this on the 73rd Armored Field Artillery of the 9th Division. A father's battle experience unearthed Pictorial review Seventy-third Field Artillery Brigade, 1941 Excerpt from a book on Google
  13. Walt's Daughter

    73rd CA (AA).

    Hi: Below is some information on the unit for you. Sgt Albert Knauss You can check here to see if the Eisenhower Archives has info on this unit Historical Sketches Coast Artillery Regiments 1917-1950 Coast Artillery Journal The United States Coast Artillery Command on Aruba and CuraƧao in World War II I am looking into more info, but if there is any connection, it would be divisional, not battalion. Back in a bit...
  14. dr deuce

    Honoring the 291st

    Will do Steve
  15. Walt's Daughter

    Honoring the 291st

    Please send him my regards. I hope you get to meet him and get some pics. Please post if you do. Would love to honor him on our site!
  16. julius spradling

    73rd CA (AA).

    I found on the Internet the 213th CA (AA) Regiment landed in Casablanca in early November 1942. My Dad also landed there on Nov. 18,1942, after leaving the United States by ship on Nov. 2, 1942. He said on his "Reserve Officer's Qualification and Availability Questionnaire Form", he completed in 1951, that he was in the 73rd CA (AA) from July 1942 to December 1944 (after which he was assigned to the 2756 Combat Engineer Battalion till July 1945 when he came home by ship). Did both the 213th and 73rd Regiments belong to the same Battalion? Thanks, Julius Spradling
  17. dr deuce

    Honoring the 291st

    George R. Moore PFC, USA, Co A, 1252nd Combat Engineer Bn., 3rdArmy Jeep Driver, Built Bridges, Foxhole Duty Battle of the Bulge Appearing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Mid Atlantic Air Museum (MAAM.ORG) GIANT airshow in Reading PA June 7 - 8 - 9, 2019 I am going and hope to meet him!
  18. Just noticed that Sam Harrison (SamHarrison) has posted a second album of scanned 292nd photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/129969616@N08/albums/72157669211472278 What a resource and a treasure. Thanks, Sam!
  19. Walt's Daughter

    Honoring the 291st

    That is so cool. I too talked to the Colonel on a couple of occasions. He was such a gracious man. Before he hung up he said that he'd like to honor my father and was proud of his service with the 540th Engineers. I'll never forget that. He also signed books for me, which I proudly display in my library. What an honor to get to know him. Welcome the forum and thanks for all you do for our "boys"!!!
  20. dr deuce

    Honoring the 291st

    My name is Stephen Keith. I live in Pembroke, NH. I collect US Historic Military Vehicles (HMVs) from WW2. I have been fascinated by the heroic work done by these men in WW2. A number of years I had a phone conversation with Col Pergrin. Because I have quite a 'few' of these HMVs, I had the need to label the front bumpers with a unit and other information. In honor of the actions of the 291st, I have labeled all that could have used by the 291st as belonging to the 291st. In my conversation with Col Pergrin, I told him that I had done this and thanked him and all under his command. I sent him a picture of some of my HMVs so labeled. He was quite happy that I am doing this and as I add to my collection, I will continue to label them as 291st. I cannot think of any other outfit that I would be more proud to represent!
  21. Walt's Daughter

    1271st ECB

    That's a nice thought. A giant repository of knowledge.
  22. Walt's Daughter

    2827th Company C

    Well, I know there were always drivers, but not specifically to do what you quoted.
  23. mikel

    1271st ECB

    Thanks, I like adding to your pages, it is the perfect repository m
  24. steve boshko

    2827th Company C

    Marion, Thanks for posting the reunion photo.
  25. steve boshko

    2827th Company C

    My brother tells me that my dad was a chauffeur for the engineers. He drove the engineers back and forth to the DP (displaced persons) camp(s). Do you know anything about that aspect.
  26. 05redhorse

    Looking for a place for my Grandpa

    This is the file the researcher sent me on my Dad in B Co. 824th EAB and C Co. 820th EAB. Interesting to say the least, to see your father's name leap off a page. June 23 1942 shows his arrival and assignment to B Co. in Iceland. Kubik_morning_reports_and_rosters.pdf
  27. Walt's Daughter

    1271st ECB

    YEAH! This is very cool. I hope you will be able to borrow and scan too. Another treasure lands on our webpages. Thank you!
  28. Walt's Daughter

    Looking for a place for my Grandpa

    This is beyond words. I am so grateful to you and so happy that you joined the forum and are able to share all the documentation and wonderful photographs. Yes, and I think you are right, his family might have to pick him off the floor. I know I'd need help recovering...
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