727th Railway Operating Battalion induction into the Transportation Corps Hall of Fame

To Veterans and Friends of the MRS:

The nomination of the Southern Railway sponsored 727th Railway Operating Battalion for induction into the Transportation Corps Hall of Fame has been confirmed by the Army Chief of Transportation BG Brian R. Layer.  The induction ceremony will be a luncheon at the Fort Eustis Club on Friday  July 9th as part of TC Conference 2010.  Luncheon choices are Colonial Chicken Breast or Braised Sirloin Tips each at $14.00.  The registration form for both the luncheon and other scheduled  events can be found at www.eustis.army.mil under TC Conference 2010.

Plans for movement of RS-1, 8011 from Strasburg, PA, to Fort Eustis, VA, continue firm.  The linehaul movement, to include railcars, via the Strasburg RR. Norfolk Southern, and CSX have been confirmed.  It will be a two car movement with the locomotive carbody on one car and the two trucks on the second.  The bid packages for loading at Strasburg and unloading at Fort Eustis are expected to be released in the near future.

In addition to the Hall of Fame Luncheon, on post TC Conference activities open to the public include the TC Regimental Association Update, the TC Regimental Association Social, the Warrior Recognition Ceremony, the Regimental Picnic, and the Regimental Golf Classic.  The Transportation Museum will be open with new and upgraded exhibits.  Off post the Peninsula area attractions will be in full bloom.  Come join the Military Railway Service Veterans, family members, and friends to honor the 727th Railway Operating Battalion and all WWII Military Railway Service Veterans whose service and sacrifices justifies the title "The Greatest Generation."

Mark L. Metz
LTC-TC (Ret.)
(717) 597-2636