710th Railway Grand Division Lt Col. Marth documents and more ( thanks to granddaughter Julie)

Julie T contacted me over 6 months ago having found some information about her Granddad's unit on the blog.

She had recently inherited all his "stuff"

She wrote " My grandfather, Lt. Col. A.F. Marth 710th Railway Grand Division was in the 710th during the war and I was recently given his entire collection of 'stuff'.  Books, maps, letters, and tons of pictures (most not labeled).  I don't know much about his time there and so sorry I didn't ask the questions when I was young.  Oh how we regret all this later, right?  I would love to share everything I have to help others in their search of family members."

That's what I want to hear ! Most of what we have on this blog was donated by family members who wanted everyone to know what amazing service their Dad or Granddad had performed for our country but also wanted the families of the others that he served with to share what they had .

As the generations go by this becomes more and more important. When I started " the guys " were still alive and having reunions , now almost all are gone. Then their kids took over and shared lots of these things,  but now it's the grand kids that are working hard to document and preserve their service.

Thanks Julie and to everyone who helps and has helped keep this unique service alive.

*Julie has already worked 6 months on scanning these items and is still working on them.  I am getting them loaded to Scribd and linked here and will be posting some to stand alone blog posts too.

Watch this space for more ! You are lucky if you're looking for info on 710th RGD -thanks to Lt. Col. Marth and Julie!


1944 GuideForUnitCensors

Books/ Newsletters 
1945 Pictorial Handbook Of Military Transportation TCETO

1945 TheYankeeBoomer Vol.2No.52 27Sep1945 Last Issue
1944 embarkation1
1944 embarkation2.
1944 Embarkation NY to Europe
1944 Clearance slip PreparedAtC-RCRP-2
1944 Leave Chester Convoy
1944 Unit TBA equipment Chester England
1944 Sept Secret Convoy Itinerary Chester To Andover England
1944 56 To Ft Snelling
1944 710thRoster
1944 SO59 Announcement Of Marksman
1944 SO60 Announcement Of Sharpshooter
1944 Assigned Storekeeper
1944 Assignment To General Storekeeper
1944 SO66 Announcement Of Expert


Anonymous said...

I was in the 710 RGD during WW II and knew your grandfather. Thanks for your info on google. I recently wrote my memoirs for my 3 children. If I can be of help to you please advise. My E mail address is: ivan65info.com.
Ivan G. Rice, Spring Texas

Cunningb2 said...

Ivan I think your email addy is wrong please email at cunningb2@gmail.com and I'll help you get in touch with Julie
Thanks Nancy

Anonymous said...

The log of the locations of the 710 RGD to June 4 of 1945 is only partially correct. One train load of the 710 was in Paris Sep 1st. I visited the first hospital train, train # 27, from the 3rd Army front on Sep 1st with our Chaplain Noel Taylor and handed out bibles and tried to comfort them. Officially the log shows we were in Chartres. Some of our guys, according to Lou Grill(now passed away) were in Paris a few days earlier. My E mail address is correct, but I left out the carrier @awl.com.

Ivan G. Rice Spring, Texas E mail -- ivan65info@aol.com