Thursday, April 10, 2014

No Bridge Too Far

My friend Marion Chard has created part one of a series called No Bridge Too Far.  She is currently crowd funding for the remaining project.

She researches, documents, and produces wonderful DVDs representing the unsung, courageous, inventive, and ingenious men of the Engineering groups that fought along side, and sometimes ahead of, the better known infantry and battle groups of WWII.

Please consider visiting her site and checking out her project and possibly donating. Even just a little adds up when many people give.

This site is a proud sponsor of this project.

Monday, April 22, 2013

James "Jim" Merrigan 13 March 13

James "Jim" Merrigan, Co A

Dear Caryl,
I am the niece of James Merrigan, who served with the 280th Engineer Battalion during WWII.
I found your name attached to a blog. I'd like to let others know that my uncle (Jim) died on March 13 this year at the age of 87. He was very proud of his service and attended many reunions. I believe (but am not sure) that the last one he attended was in IL. I know he toured the Caterpillar plant there.
Please let me know that you've received this and also if you know if there's anyone else who might want to be contacted.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Sorry about the delay.

I've been working with this >> Our Future Leaders

Over 2700 extra people to chase around this Summer.  The final graduation is the Third Monday in August, so I will then be able to dig back into the stories and history of the 280th!

Thank you for you continued support and patience.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Let There Be Light

1946 US Army Film documenting the after effects of combat, modern day PTSD, and its treatment.  Fully restored and in its entirety.  Free for the viewing.  It will open in its own window.

Let there Be Light

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Enjoy The LONG read, 43 searchable pages.  I hope historians, family researchers, or history buffs enjoy the full work.

OPERATION FLASHPOINT  < click text to read 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

It's May, it's May...the ...oh wait, wrong musical.

I sat down for a few hours and Added pages 24-33 of flashpoint.  Almost there everyone! Only 10 more pages to go!