Meeting Mr Burgett
#1

Now I'm getting really nervous .

It's 23h00 and tomorrow I have an appointment with Mr Donald R Burgett and Mr Mark Bando at 09h00 at their B&B . I will be joining them for 3 days .

Once I was able to meet my favorite rockstar a great feeling but this is making me nervous ...

 

I'll report .

 

I will meet them at the Bulge ....Bastogne .

 

 

Len

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#2

Dear Reg:

 

Now slow down and take a deep breath. You will do just fine. Don will have you feeling relaxed in no time at all. I promise, he DOES NOT BITE. :lol::lol:

 

Still I KNOW how you feel. Been there, done that. And I agree with you, it's far better than meeting any rock star. No doubt about it! :pdt34:

 

So enjoy your time. It will be short enough. Remember all the things I told ya and you'll do just fine. Oh heck, you'll do fine without my advice. :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

Just got these photos from Reg (Lennon) this afternoon. These are just great. Tell me you don't just love the one of Bando and Burgett. It's a classic!

 

Thanks Reg. Looks like you guys are having a great time. Keep 'em coming!

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#4

At the cafe...

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#5

Don by church...

 

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Marion ,

 

This foto shows Don in Noville .

In the back you see the new church of Noville .

The old church , the one Don's A-company blew up was located about 200 miles up north .

 

Here Don told us about what happened in december 1944 in Noville .

We visited several different locations as where he started running being chased by a german Panzer . ....

 

He actually told us everything , all he wrote down in Seven roads to hell ....+ some extras...

 

Reg

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540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#6

The next photo is from Frank Gubbels. I particularly like this one.

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There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#7

Don "surrendering"! :lol:

 

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This pic is taken in Bezory (Bastogne ) ,

 

It shows an old barn that got hit by german artillery and shell fragments .

Don is posing like he has been put there for execution .......but they missed him .

His last demand : fire with your eyes shut please .....

 

It was a joke .

 

Reg

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There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#8

Geez....only just a little jealous!!! ;)

 

Seems they had a great time! :drinkin:

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#9

More photos from Reg. Some of these are Don getting his medal at Bastogne.

 

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This is the Chateau off Remoulle

 

At this place there was a HQ and Gen Patton took a nap over there .

We gaot to meet the lady who still lives there . She's 88 years old and talked english ....great .

She showed us the inside of the castle and showed us where Patton took a nap .

Mark told us some more great stories about that place .

 

Reg

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Don with 506th helmet

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