Info on the 1277th - John Priest
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Excited. Presents were left on my porch this morning from my buddy John Priest, and member of the 1277th Engineers of WWII. He made me a full-sized map, gave me a book called Retracing the Steps of the 1277th, which chronicles his return to Europe to retrace his army steps, and finally a book on the unit, itself. So much to peruse. I will take pics later to share. And oh ya, brought me some homemade honey. How sweet! Love ya John.

Here's the link to the blog regarding John's revisit to trace his steps during the war.


 

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! Will be looking forward to the pics. Also, homemade honey is the best! I got hooked on having local honey when I was at 2d Battalion, 10th Marines. I was talking to our SgtMaj one day and he started mainlining honey (i.e. he upended a squeeze bottle of honey into his mouth). I commented that it must be good and he said he kept bees and let me try some. It was darn good. From that point on there was no more Honey Bear in my future. I was very glad to find a local honey store in Okinawa that I frequented for the four years I was there. SO GOOD!


https://okinawahai.com/kohama-hachimitsu-小浜のハチミツ/

Maj Todd O. USMC, Retired
Grandson of LTC John O'Brien
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Homemade honey, honey!  :pdt20:

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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Here's a pic of John and I at my house.


 


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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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