Info Please - select a year
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The following site will list events for any year you select beginning with 1900 through the present. This link will take you to the year 1955. It's pretty interesting.

 

To select a specific year, simply go to the very bottom of the page and type your selection in the box, or scroll through the years forward and backward in the light blue box at the top. Happy hunting...

 

http://www.infoplease.com/year/1955.html

 

I've listed the US war years too for your convenience:

 

http://www.infoplease.com/year/1941.html

 

http://www.infoplease.com/year/1942.html

 

http://www.infoplease.com/year/1943.html

 

http://www.infoplease.com/year/1944.html

 

http://www.infoplease.com/year/1945.html

 

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#2

Three things I remember of 1942 !!!

 

1--20 yr. B/Day

2--Drafted in Oct.

3--White Christmas by Bing Crosby

 

My gosh, that was 65 years ago !!!!!!!!!!! Rocky :armata_PDT_23::armata_PDT_19:

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#3

1944 was a memorable year for me.


I went into the Air Corpse at 18, just 4 weeks after "D" day. 5 months later, the Germans began "Battle of The Buldge". I thank GOD for not being two years older. Most of my time was used up in service schools.


Papa Art & I go to the 101st airborne meetings here in our area. Art's brother was in the 101 and was killed crossing the Rhine. In one of our meetings last year, a 101st historian asked if those who participated in the battle at Bastone would gather in a group to have their picture taken. As they stood there, old, hardly the image they were back then, you couldn'e mistake what was in there eyes. When we started applaud them, there wasn't a dry eye in the room, including theirs. Too bad heros have to get old.

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#4

Chuck too,

to your question " too bad heros have to get old".

 

Jimminy cricxket, I am not old, mabe tomorrow but not today, copasetic

 

cadetat6

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#5

Monday; July 21, 2008 Well Ole Buddy; To think what only 4 months can do to a person. You may not have earned a medal on the battlefield but you sure in hell earned one from me.

 

May God speed you on your final journey.

 

Chuck

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#6

IF ART WAS ON THE BATTLEFIELD HE GOT THE MOST PRIZED ONE.

THE COMBAT INFANTRY BADGE. MAY HE HAVE IT PINNNED

ON ON HIS FINAL VOAGE. ART GOD BE WITH YOU.. ROCKY

 

Monday July 21,2008

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#7

Thank you Rocky. I'm sitting here and wishing to God for an excuse not have to go in and see him this evening, but I know that if I don't, I will have failed him. I would sooner remember him as he was. But not to go see him, would be a sin of my own making.

 

Of all the well wishers, you touched me most.

Why we ever argued, I haven't a clue

your friend; chuck

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#8

Rocky! Very elegant words. Won't try to top that. But, I have to say I know how you feel Chuck. There have been a few occasions were I did chose to remember a few loved ones the way they were. It's a tough call, but only you know what is in your heart and what you have to do. That is for none of us to judge.

 

Would you do me a favor and give him a kiss for me. I don't know if he will hear it, but tell him that's from me. Okay! Wish I could be there too, but I can't leave. :pal:

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#9

Chuck,

 

One of the things I know beyond any doubt , is that all the love & caring you are giving your friend Art - will come back to you a million times over.

 

Gifts of Grace come often in the darkest circumstances - when you least expect & cannot imagine.

 

I know that from my own personal experience. My dear Aunt Mary was dying of a brain tumor and a few days before she died - I was with her. The tumor had really effected her ability to speak for several months, but at this point she was unconscious (comatose/semi-comatose) and unresponsive (not speaking or opening her eyes).

I just sat there with her, holding her hand and stroking her hair - hoping she'd feel the love I had for her. Remembering that people say comatose people can still hear,

I spoke to her & told her: "I love you, Aunt Mary!".

 

It must've taken unbelievable strength & I still believe it was a small miracle because my Aunt opened her eyes & clearly & distinctly said: "I love you Mary! I love you!"

and then shut her eyes. Those were the last words my Aunt ever spoke in this world- and they were to ME, for ME! What a gift she gave! Now I have the treasured memory of that moment of Grace until I see her again.

 

 

Praying for you and Art! on my way to work & through the day.

God bless you both!

 

mary ann

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