Wonderful photos and memories donated by Ivan Rice who served with the 710th ! Thanks Ivan
Thanks to Thomas Gears
I've spent almost 30 years collecting, digitizing material about US Army railway units in WWII and Korea and making it freely available to the vets themselves, their families and researchers. My father served in Army Rail units in both WWII and in Korea,and it's been a life long interest.
Much of the material on this blog has been donated, but lots of it I have purchased over the years like the unit history books, I have also purchased various types of equipment for scanning and digitizing.
Right now, I have 2 huge scanning projects going on (they could be just the unit you are looking for information about) and have bought a new digital document camera for the larger books. You can help me continue the work of this blog by making a donation.
Please help especially if you have enjoyed materials you found here and want others to continue to learn about these units ! If you'd like to send a check email me : Nancy- firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have items that you are going to sell on eBay? Send me a scan of it before you sell it - I will hold the scan until after your item sells and then I will post it on the blog for the families of the soldiers to enjoy. These items are so important to them - some items feature photos of their long deceased fathers/grandfathers and they are priceless to them. These items also tell the story of the amazing military service of the "greatest generation" make sure their families can freely see them.
Also if you have materials you'd like to donate please contact me !
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Thanks as always to Mark Metz LTC (R) - US Army
Our good friend Dave Kaufman is doing some research and would like to know what this patch is ?
Contact me if you know anything about it .. cunningb2 [@] gmail.com
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List of Railway Shop Battalions
Unit Sponsor Date of Activation
Thanks to Patricia for sharing her father, father James A Slavin photos from his service in the 721st in India. More can be seen here http://www.flickr.com/photos/43329967@N03/
Thanks for much to son David for sharing SGT Goerndt of Company C of the 727th ROB