A letter from Dan Manning
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What a wonderful surprise. Received this a few minutes ago. This will be of special interest to Capt Todd and my friend Steve Casey.

 

Dear Marion,

 

I was very pleased to discover your website on the 540th Combat Engineers - I had just read a review of a new book about the war in Italy and decided to search the web to see if I could find anything about my father's unit. I grew up hearing about the 540th and went to some of the reunions in the 50s and 60s, as best I can remember. As you note in your article in Army Engineer, my father, Dan Manning, took over comand of the unit from Colonel Marvin toward the end of the war.

 

My father was extremely proud of his service with the 540th. He was part of the unit from the beginning to the end. Thank you very much for all the work you've done to preserve the memory of this distinguished outfit and the men who were part of it.

 

Best regards,

 

Dan Manning

 

This is so exciting. Yet another son of one of the commanding officers of the 540th. Fantastic!

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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