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Harold Power, 106th ID receives congressional commemoration

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Henri Rogister, Associate adopts grave

Henri Rogister at his adopted grave

Henri Rogister at his adopted grave

VBOB Associate and Belgian citizen Henri Rogister at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, visiting the grave site of Murrey P. Robicheaux, 28th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division, which he has adopted and cared for since 1998. …

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Southern Arizona Chapter #53 Annual Recap 2015

Our monthly meetings are held in a private room in a restaurant in the Tucson area, where we have interesting speakers and/or video presentations. This past year we had various military leaders speak on Veterans Affairs; speaker from the Memorial …

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South Carolina Chapter

South Carolina Chapter members Chris Carawan (90, left) and Gerald White (turning 90 in May, right) help Joe Watson celebrate his 93rd birthday at The Nut House, Joe’s pecan store in Ridge Spring, South Carolina on 9 April.  Joe …

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SE FL CHAPTER #62 DONATES TO WELCOME KITS

The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center has created a program to create “welcome kits” for returning US Troops. The kits contain toiletry articles and the program is funded by donations. Pictured is George Fisher, President of the Veterans of …

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QUILTS OF VALOR, by Tom Burgess, 87th INFD, 345th INF REG

Founded in 2003 by Catherine Roberts, mother of an Army soldier deployed to Iraq who wanted her son and others welcomed home with love and gratitude, Quilts of Valor has spread nationwide. As of the first of 2016, nearly 200,000 …

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SC CHAPTER PARTICIPATES IN VALENTINES FOR VETERANS PROGRAM

Valentines_smGerald White gives students a first-hand history lesson about his experiences in World War II during the Valentines for Vets program at Richland Northeast High School in Columbia, SC. The Valentines for Vets Program provides students with an opportunity to …

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South Carolina Chapter #7 Meeting

SC_Chapter_Meet_smVeterans in attendance at the 19 March meeting of the South Carolina Chapter were Joe Watson, Leif Maseng, David Hubbard, Walter Hedges, Chris Carawan, Jim Hubble, Thomas Estridge, Gerald White, Tom Burgess, and Vernon Brantley. — Submitted by Nelson McLeod, …

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Hudson Valley Chapter #49 Holds December Luncheon

Hudson_Lunch_smAttendees at the Hudson Valley Chapter #49 December 16, 2015 luncheon included (1st Row, L to R): John Monahan, 731st field Artillery 3rd Army; William Butz, 6 Armored Division 3rd Army; Lilian Yonelly, Women Airforce Service Pilot; Robert Gusberti, Navy-Pacific; …

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THE WAR REMEMBERED THROUGH POETRY, By Brenda Hughes, Associate

In my “normal” life, I am a filmmaker and many of you know me through the World War II documentaries that I have produced:

MARCHING ONCE MORE: Veterans return to the battlefield 60 years after the Battle of the …

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Remembering Roy Leslie Sweet KIA 12/23/44

Note: We, Jan Ross and Brad Peters, have created a comprehensive web site over the past 10 years to recognize Jan’s father’s unit that fought in the Battle of the Bulge. The web site is www.300thcombatengineersinwwii.com . The following story

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Interview with George Fisher, 26th ID

World War II survivor: from a warm dorm to the Battle of the Bulge

By Tony Doris, Reprinted with permission from The Palm Beach Post

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George Fisher

George Fisher landed in Normandy 90 days after D-Day, with the 26th Infantry …

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South Jersey Chapter commemorate Bulge

On December 15, 2015 chapters members get together.

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Henri-Chapelle US Cemetery, Belgium

Very dear friends,

I join here a link for a fabulous site which will interest you…

This is created and followed, with other, by an exceptional friend, Jean-Philippe Speder, an authentic Memory keeper.

Take a look and discover Henri-Chapelle US

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Third Army in Strassen, Luxembourg during the Bulge

Through a newly acquired friend in Luxembourg, I learned of a fascinating story of his 79 year old mother’s contact with some Third Army troops during the time of the Battle of the Bulge.  Marguerite Groff was only 8 years …

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