Member # 31
From: Alger, MI USA
|posted 8/10/2004 10:42:35 PM
Let me take this time to introduce myself. My name is Marion and I recently created a site in June that is dedicated to my father and his fellow VI Corps Engineers. My father had passed away when I was 12 and all I had left were some campaign ribbons, a few photos and some patches and pins. I had tried several times in the past to accrue info on his tour of duty in the ETO from 1943-1945, but always hit a dead-end. Well, because I am very tenacious, I never gave up and began my search again in earnest this spring. Well, the pursuit paid off and in May of this year, I started receiving letters from WWII engineers and everything has been on the upswing ever since. I guess good things come to those who wait!
I found your site today because a woman named Nancy Miller Hammond, signed my Guestbook and said that her father was with the 12th Armored Division (assigned to the 493rd AFA as a Forward Air Observer).
I placed a link to your site from mine, in the hope that I can drive more people to your great website.
If you have a chance, please stop by and take a look around. If you are so inclined, sign our guestbook and even join our forum. Please note that the site is still in it's infancy and I have a long way to go. I'm hiring a research student to acquire records from the NARA and should be able to obtain my dad's unit records, morning reports, etc., thus enabling me to add a wealth of info to what I currently have.
Proud daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
Company C, 1st Battalion, 540th Combat Engineers, VI Corps WWII