Meeting John Priest 246th Engineer
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Today, I got to meet one of my WWII vets in person at my house. I am excited to have this marvelous opportunity. He is the one I told you about a few weeks back, who found me via my VI Corps Jukebox and main site. Here's to our boys!

 

Just got back from the restaurant. I took John, Chuck and Lee out to lunch. Treats on me!

What a grand day it was. John is so "young" and spirited. When he arrived on my doorstep, I was flabbergasted, because he looks like he was 75-80 at the most. Big smile, happy go lucky, with a mind as sharp as a tack.

He remembered so many names and faces of men in his unit, with story upon story of days training in the states, England, France, Germany and Austria. Simply fascinating.

I told him that he was under "orders" to write down all the stories he shared with me today, and accordingly I would share his memoirs on my website. It's always feel good to give a Sarge direct orders. LOL

Hated to say goodbye, but we plan on keeping in touch and seeing each other again. Blessed to know him.

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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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I know you are on top of the world Marion. I can't wait to read what he has to say.

 

Good on you,

 

Parker

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Ah, will do!

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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Very cool! This is great compensation for running the sites, I bet!

Maj Todd O. USMC, Retired
Grandson of LTC John O'Brien
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