New Member- 208th EN from Art Bushon
#1

Hello, VI Corps Combat Engineers Forum!

 

I am the great-great grandnephew of 208th ECB's Arthur (Art) Bushon. He was a KIA in Europe and had no offspring, so I'm doing what I can to keep his role in our family's history preserved. In the short hour I've been a member, I've already found a couple pictures, which is two more than the "zero" I had before- Thank you!

Both my wife and I are army officers- she's an engineer and was stationed in Germany (Mannheim, then Schweinfurt) for awhile, and I'm an FA guy, so our interest goes even farther beyond genealogical. As most of you probably already know, there is a very strong sense of tradition and historical respect in the Europe-based units, and it's humbling to discover my ancestors' role in building that history.

I look forward to meeting you all- thanks for all you do!

 

Kind regards,

Doug Halleaux

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#2

Hey Doug: A very warm welcome to you. I added you to the 208th Email Group and sent out a welcome letter this morning. They are about five or six others and I hope some or all of them will take the time to contact you.

 

:waving:

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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#3

Hello Doug. Welcome to the best WWII website on the web. It's good to see the younger element joining us, especially serving members of the armed forces.

 

We have what we call our bible for research purposes and it is now online: https://archive.org/details/corpsofengineers00beck if you turn to page 523 and MAP29 (opposite page) it may be of interest to you.

 

:pdt34: Colin.

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#4

Hi, Colin,

 

Thanks for the resource! I should've looked for a research community a long time ago- being here has been very helpful! Thank you, too, for the kind welcome!

 

Kind regards,

Doug

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#5

Ah, that's what we all say. "If only I could have started..." But, better late than never!

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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#6

Hi Doug!

 

I agree with Colin. This is an absolutely incredible site!

 

What a gift that Marion gives to all of us!

 

Jean

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