Great photos and document from Nathan from his Grandfather Arnold Wolters service in the 715th in Camp Shelby (for training)and in Europe. Nathan is still busy scanning and photographing other items preserved by his G-dad! Thanks Arnold and Nathan !
Camp Shelby Training
Documents training Camp Shelby
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Leo J Summers 755th ROB [1923-2005]
He proudly served in the U.S. Army 755th Railway Shop Battalion, European Theatre, during World War II. He worked along with his father for the Norfolk and Western Railway for almost 20 years. He later worked 25 years for the U.S. Postal Service, retiring from there in 1983. Find A Grave
Thanks to his daughter Gay for sharing !
"The spiker : published by the enlisted men of the 18th regiment engineers railway".
Title Spiker (United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. 18th Regt. : Online)
The Spiker [electronic resource] / published by the Enlisted Men of the Eighteenth Engineers Railway U.S. Army.
Published American Lake, Tacoma, Wash. : Enlisted Men of the 18th Engineers Railway Frequency Monthly Publication Date Began July 3, 1917.
Notes description based on: Vol. 1, no. 3 (July 1917). Subject United States. Army. Corps of Engineers -- 18th Regt -- History -- World War, 1914-1918. World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories -- United States -- 18th Engineers.
Various documents from 3rd Military Railway Service and 737th Railway Operating Battalion documents Philippines
715th Railway Operating Battalion - Camp Shelby Mississippi Photos from WJ Biles courtesy of David Spellman Thanks Tom!
He graduated from Knoxville High School and attended the University of Tennessee. He served in the Army during WWII in the 714 Railroad Operations Battalion. On return, he married his sweetheart, Virginia Scott. Howard had a 42 year career with the Southern Railroad retiring as a master mechanic. He was a long time member of Central United Methodist Church and currently a member of Concord United Methodist. He was a lifetime member of the Shriners, Masons, and Elks among others.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Scott Heinz; parents; only brother, Harry Louis Heinz, Jr.; brother-in-law, Sammy Scott; sisters-in-law, Jean Scott Walker, Elizabeth Scott Cunningham, and Nina Heinz. Howard is survived by his sister-in-law Billie Scott; nieces, Patricia Thompson, Gina Beth Johnson, Jan Butler, Diane Scott, and Lisa Dolan; nephews, Gary Scott, Sammy Scott, Glenn Walker, Greg Cunningham, and Harry Heinz.
Howard met many friends during his lifetime but close to his heart was Dr. John and Louise Ambrosia and family. The family would like to thank NHC Farragut for caring and loving him for the past 6 years. Graveside service will be Thursday at 1:00 pm at Lynnhurst Cemetery with Rev. Brent Hall officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Howard's name to Mission of Hope, 6030 Industrial Heights Dr. NW, Knoxville, TN 37909, or Knox County Meals on Wheels, 2247 Western Ave., Knoxville, TN 37909. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com -
See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/knoxnews/obituary.aspx?pid=172713864#sthash.D5bVmJ6N.dpuf
He writes ... here is the front and rear of the training cadre who trained the 715th at Camp Shelby. The 715th was at Camp Shelby from 12-12-1942 until 4-20-1943.