The Rugged Few - 36th Combat Engineers LHG
#1

Hello,

 

We're a small group of reenactors based in the south east of the U.K.

 

We found that the hard fought history of US combat engineers was not being told in the U.K. unlike other units and so 2016 will be our first year rolling this out.

 

We can be found on Facebook

 

I'd like to thank those who run this page for the wealth of knowledge available at our fingertips and the work they do with the veterans truly inspiring.

 

These are from our first photo shoot.

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#2

Love, love, love having you here. You made my day! The "boys" will be delighted to know that another group is portraying their history. Bravo.

 

I am attending another 36th Engineer reunion this fall and can't wait to see them again.

 

Thank you for all you do to honor their experiences. I look forward to more.

 

Whereabouts in England do you live? I have a few friends who reside there, including a forum member, Colin Hotham, who have visited with us here in the states, several times.

 

:pdt12:

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

Great pictures! Those Springmines were nasty.

Maj Todd O. USMC, Retired
Grandson of LTC John O'Brien
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#4

I am ecstatic to find that the reenactment community is finally recognizing the Engineer Amphibious units! I look forward to seeing more from this Unit in the future. If I can help them in any way, I will do so.


 

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#5

I know, isn't this wonderful??? :-)


 

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 everyone, we’ve had a hectic couple of years attending shows and teaching the work of the amphibious combat engineers. 


People are amazed to find a bit of WW2 history they’ve never heard of before.


 


I do have a question though regarding the seahorse badges on the sides of helmets. When we’re these removed as I’ve seen them during landings but later?


many thanks


Liam


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#7

I just sent a note to Captain John Fallon, who is still among us. 

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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#8

Oh Liam, are you in any of the images on this page? 

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

This is what Captain John Fallon said:


 


 


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Some  wore the Seahorse in combat but most did not.   Fresh mud was often used to keep it from being a target but there were no rules.  The reason is that people who spend their time checking badges don't show up on the front.   Badge of Rank was usually muddied up in any combat situation because it drew more fire.  


 

 
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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#10

Thank you very much, that’s really helpful and will be passed on the rest of the guys.


I'm the tall guy with glasses and the mine detector in the pics.

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