160th Engineer Combat Battalion WW II ( new member)

On 10/24/2019 at 1:56 PM, Gekko said:

I found my Dad's discharge papers and enlisted record. In researching his military history I found this site. His name was Dominick Tedesco from the Bronx, NY. He passed away in 2001. He was a Tec 5 in Company B of the 160th Engineer Combat Battalion. In researching the site I don't see his name on the company roster or his picture in the Company B group shot. He didn't talk much about his experience in the war but thanks to this site I learned a lot of what he and his fellow soldiers experienced. I've been sending some of the accounts of the war from this site to my son so he now knows what his grandfather experienced. I've attached my Dad's picture in the event that someone out there might have known him.


DTedesco.jpg


That makes me extremely happy. That's what this site is all about- sharing information with the world, so none of this will be forgotten. Thanks for writing and letting me know. Hope the exchange continues. :-)


 

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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On 10/24/2019 at 12:56 PM, Gekko said:

I found my Dad's discharge papers and enlisted record. In researching his military history I found this site. His name was Dominick Tedesco from the Bronx, NY. He passed away in 2001. He was a Tec 5 in Company B of the 160th Engineer Combat Battalion. In researching the site I don't see his name on the company roster or his picture in the Company B group shot. He didn't talk much about his experience in the war but thanks to this site I learned a lot of what he and his fellow soldiers experienced. I've been sending some of the accounts of the war from this site to my son so he now knows what his grandfather experienced. I've attached my Dad's picture in the event that someone out there might have known him.


DTedesco.jpg


The large group picture was taken in Alabama before deployment to Europe. I believe that the platoon pictures were taken in Europe so you might be able to spot him in some of those pictures if he was assigned after stateside training. 


 

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Gekko, thanks for your post and the picture of your Dad. I have looked in my copy of the 160th ECB book and cannot add any information to yours. I know that there were men in the 160th that were not included in the book.  I know there are pictures from France, Luxembourg, Germany and Austria that are included in the book, but I do not know when the group pictures were taken or when the rosters were made up.


For most of his life my Dad did not talk about his time in the service either. I was blessed that he lived to be 100 years old and in the last few years we talked a lot about those days.


If I learn anything about your Dad, Dominick Tedesco, I will share it. If you learn more please share it with us. Find out everything you can about your Dad's service and put something together for his grandson. Let's never forget what those guys went through for us.


Thanks again, Glen Blasingim.

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CaptO, thanks for the reply. I didn't say anything else about my questions because I thought I might have touched on a sensitive subject, maybe something classified. That does answer my questions which were more curiosity than anything else.


I loved the pictures, very interesting. Thanks for adding those.


All retired, you certainly do look young in those pictures. Thanks for your service.

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No, nothing sensitive or classified. Only one time (actually, on that first trip) was I ever involved in something secret squirrel-like. And I only was providing security while other, actual secret-squirrel types did the work in question. Further, if I told you what went on you would kind of go, "oh" as opposed to be hanging on every exciting word. Not all secret things are James Bond exciting. Even the US secret network (SIPRNET) isn't that exciting when you look around on it.


As far as looking young there, you're right about that. That was 2004 so 15 years ago as I type this. I really can't believe it's that long ago.

Maj Todd O. USMC, Retired
Grandson of LTC John O'Brien
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I love the secret squirrel comments.  :D

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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