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  247th USACE
Posted by: Chris J LaBoda - 12-31-2019, 06:11 PM - Forum: WWII ENGINEERS - Replies (2)


My father, John A LaBoda was in the 247th Company B. He very rarely spoke about the war. He did mention the pillboxes, fighting in hedgerows  and the time they poured gas down the ventilation shafts. It was interesting to read the same story on Faces Beyond The Graves. http://www.facesbeyondthegraves.com/pagina78.html


Here is something you don't see often. This is his DD214 that barely survived the 1973 fire at The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC). This is the copy that they sent to me


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  Happy New Year 2020!
Posted by: Walt's Daughter - 12-31-2019, 11:32 AM - Forum: MARION'S NEWS n UPDATES n BABBLINGS... - No Replies

Wishing you a very happy and healthy new year! 

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  An interview with my friend Filip
Posted by: Walt's Daughter - 12-19-2019, 05:53 PM - Forum: TV Shows, Film, Videos - No Replies


An interview with my friend Filip from Belgium 




 

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  Farewell - John McAuliffe - 87th Inf Div
Posted by: Walt's Daughter - 12-10-2019, 07:24 PM - Forum: Announcements, Get Well Wishes & Farewells - Replies (1)


Posted by Linda Cautaert on FB. Rest in Peace, my veteran friend John McAuliffe
(6 Oct. 1923 - 9 Dec. 2019)


 

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John was one of our own. He will greatly missed. Spoke with him on the phone, last year. Was always good to hear from him. Rest in peace dear friend.'

 

 

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  247th Combat Engineers Company A
Posted by: Rebecca - 12-07-2019, 07:49 AM - Forum: WWII ENGINEERS - Replies (1)


My grandfather, PFC Wendell W. Townsend, served with the 247th? Combat Engineers and was in Company A. I have very little information because he passed away at the age of 47 & I was only 18 months old. 
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I have everything of his that he had from WWII, which includes a couple of maps, his DD-214, a Red Cross letter informing him of his mother’s death & a company roster. 
 


Does anyone on the forum have a family member who served with the 247th, Company A? 


I am currently in Germany for surgery and we are planning to drive to Jülich where the 247th completed bridge co?nstruction for crossing the Roer River.  I’ve attached a few pictures (not great quality because I had the maps framed when my dad gave them to me).?


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