Below is some of the Emails I have received concerning my work with the website.
 

11/15/97 -- You have an excellent page. I went thru it and found it very fascinating and interesting. You have done a great job improving it.

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11/18/97 -- Sir you have an excellent web site here and it displays that you are more than a Patriot, you are a Liberator. I have clicked through most of the links on your site and each one have a great deal to offer.  As you well know the fight for Liberty and Justice for All  is an on going battle. Each of use, as Americans, Patriots, and Liberators,  must keep Liberty's Torch burning brightly for all of human-kind. Thank you for continuing the fight and offering light where there was once only shadows.

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11/30/97  --  Nice homepage. Soon to be on the net is the homepage for the current 150th Engineer Battalion (Combat) of the 155th Separate Armored Brigade (Heavy) Mississippi Army National Guard.  The soldiers in the battalion are outstanding soldiers who are members of  one of the nations most elite enhanced combat ready brigade. These soldiers are striving to maintain the high standards that you (the founders) have set for them. I'll keep you posted on the email address.

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12/21/97  --  I was looking over the sites on Geo and found yours. There are a number of similarities between your father and myself except I was not in the 150th or in the Combat Engineers, but I was in Europe during the war and I also was in France in 1944. In fact the Photo shop of your fathers looks like just like the many that we made to sleep in. You did not mention what division or what army he was with, so I can only suggest that you visit my web page at Geocities/Pentagon/9622. You will find the 132nd AAA Gun Battalion and the 212th Armored Field Artillery, pages. I served in the 132nd during the war and joined the 212th when it was reformed as a National Guard unit after the war, retiring in 1968 with 25 years.
You also mentioned that the 150th hold reunions on Cape Cod... I am also interested in this because the 132nd also hold reunions in Hyannis usually around the end of May, the weekend before Memorial Day.
I am really interested in more information and hope that you will reply at your first opportunity.
By the was, the 212th page is also done by the son of a former member of the 212th FA.

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12/27/97  --  Great site. I'm setting up a site dedicated to the 37th Tank Battalion, to the 53d Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Armored Division. So I'm looking for some information about this units concerning Luxembourg, especially the sector of Bigonville in December 1944. If you have information, please email me. It'll be great if you could give my site address to other veterans who have been in Luxembourg during WW2.
Thanks   My site: http://webplaza.pt.lu/public/gries/bigonv.html

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1/21/98  --  I read your web page with great interest...my eldest uncle, a lifelong bachelor and a surrogate grandfather for me, was a demolition's expert in the 1282nd Engineer Combat Battalion.  As he passed on a couple of years ago, I miss hearing his stories about his war days.  The little I know is from his stories as I cannot find a regimental history or know of any of his buddies whom I may contact.  He trained in McComb, Mississippi, was sent to England in Dec. '44, went through northern France and Luxembourg on his way to the Saar and Rhine rivers.  He told me he blew up a bridge in Saarbruecken that spanned the Saar River.  He never traveled past the Rhine River as his unit (and I have found out recently, quite a few other combat engineer battalions in the same theater of operations) was ordered to Marseille, France where they boarded a ship for the Philippines.
Thank you very much for your home page (I enjoyed it quite a bit!) and your help.

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1/24/98  --  That entire part of History is very important.  I am not of that era, but I served in the 547th Engineer Company, 130th engineer Brigade in Europe.  Oddly enough, Pioneer Kaserne, where I was stationed was an old Nazi engineer base during the war.  It is History that will easily be lost without people like you.

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1/25/98 -- Have we said "thank you" for the great job you are doing on the 150th web site? Little did we realize when we asked our grandson to print it for us how extensive it is!

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2/8/98  --  What a lovely website. I am roaming it still. It is of particular interest to me because my Uncle Loren Slayton was killed in WWII....I think he was with 150th? So little is known about his military travels. He was killed in 1944. Even the place he died is argued among family remaining. *sigh* I was born AFTER his birth. Always wished I could have known him.
Anyways....from Uncle Loren and my desire to have known him...has sparked a project I spearhead. It would please me if you would look at my website if the spirit moves you. I signed your guestbook and left a "little tune". *smile*
Thanks for your service, my freedom.
Laura
Veterans for a Change
http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/1952

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2/9/98  --  Thank you for visiting our corner of the web and giving me the opportunity to visit your site. I was very impressed by all the hard work you have put into the site and have to congratulate you on an outstanding achievement in web site design, both in appearance and content. Your site is truly an exceptional presence on the web, reflecting the highest standards of creativity and professionalism.
A truly remarkable dedication to the 150th....Some very impressive pictures and dedications.

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2/22/98  --  Your page is amazing. One of the most interesting I've come across, particularly the photos of troops. Good Work!  Jeff

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3/7/98  --  I am modeling mostly in 1/87 scale and have been interested in the various bridge operations in Europe during WW II. Is there a source or website for more specific and/or technical info re:treadway and pontoon bridges, their trucks, cranes, etc. I was interested if any particular unit work more so with the 4th Armored division? Any info would be greatly appreciated.               Thanks - Tom Sullivan

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3/11/98  --  I've enjoyed reading your 150th CE web pages. I maintain two web sites for units with some ties to the 150th: http://members.aol.com/super6th -- 6th Armored Division, which the 150th supported during the Battle of the Bulge http://members.aol.com/ma212th -- 212th Armored Field Artillery battalion, which like the 150th was a Massachusetts National Guard unit that ended up under Patton.
I've added your site to our page of links; would appreciate reciprocal links if you are so inclined.

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5/10/98  --  I very much enjoyed touring your site!  You have done a great job in an area I have taken to heart - "Remembering Their Sacrifices".   I know how much work it can be.
I know two engineers who served in China.  I wish I had the time, and web server space, to include their unit and their activities in my web tribute.  For without their grinding efforts, the warriors would be unable to do their job.    Keep up the great work! 
Tony Strotman   http://pages.prodigy.net/tonystro   http://pages.prodigy.com/jing_bao
A Tribute to Men of the 491st Bm Squadron, CBI, WW II.

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6/7/98  --  We wish to thank you for the superb website depicting the 150th Engineers. I especially want to express my appreciation for the great pics of my brother, Al Carbone.
Ann Carbone Lancia,    Thomas Lancia

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7/24/98  --  This site is improving all the time. What a great service to the men & women who served our country & their families. My father, Robert Pearl, is so dedicated. He visits this site daily. He is so proud to be a part of the 150th, affiliated with such honorable people. I am so grateful for all the sacrifices that have been made by so many to preserve our freedom. Just wanted to say THANKS.  Julia Pearl Pearson

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7/27/98  --  After seeing the new movie in search of private Ryan, I found it hard to contain swelling tears in my eyes, not for it's harsh view of the war, but rather, for the pride I feel for my country.  My father served in WWII, in the Pacific where he was one of the first to land on Okinawa. My father-in-law, Bob Pearl served in the Normandy invasion as a member of the 150th. My father has been deceased for a few years now, and he seemed to be the last of his unit to do so. {Most correspondence with his WWII group dwindled and finally ceased some years ago.}... I'd like to thank Bob Pearl for allowing me to be his son-in-law  and friend for some 30 years. The patriotism and heroism associated with WWII seems to have faded... With this new movie out it seems old fires and rekindled. I'm proud of Bob and my dad... but mostly of all I'm proud our country still remains free... an era has past but in my life and that of my sons, the era will never be forgotten...  Tom Pearson..Antioch, CA......

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11/1/98 --  Just a short note to tell you thank you for all the news of the 150th that my
granddaughter has been getting for me, which I am making into a book.  Brings back memories of the old gang.  Sorry I have not been able to make the reunions.  I have been keeping up with the nes of the outfit through this site and you.  thanks a million.  Keep up the good work.  Ralph (Randy) Randlett 150th C Company.

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11/30/98 --  I would like complement you on your very comprehensive review of the 150th Combat Engineering Battalion and information on Army Engineering.

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12/6/98 --  I am the daughter of Norman Cortis and I just learned of the site from some papers my mother sent up from FL. I have set it as a "favorite" and can't wait to return and read every link. The music is a beautiful touch. Forgive me if I seem emotional, but this is a big part of my father's life that I have never experienced before.    Sincerely,  Audrey E. Cooper

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12/22/98 -- This is one of the best sites I have run across.  Thanks for all the time and effort you have put in.  I too am a son of a Combat Engineer from WWII.  My father was in the 5th Army, 2nd Division (Indian Head), Combined Operations Army Amphibious Units, Amphibious Combat Engineers stationed in the Pacific.  He was reluctant to talk about his experiences so I never got a lot of information from him. 

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1/3/99 -- My name is Michael Barr.  My father is Benjamin Barr.  I was visiting my parents during the holidays and brought my laptop with me. My father, who has never glimpsed at the WorldWide Web, eagerly asked me to call up this web site.

We spent the better part of an hour viewing the site. My father is normally a very reserved man who has spoken only briefly about his war time experiences. Viewing this site brought him such joy.  He was visibly moved by the site and clearly remembered many of the men in the photos.  He said that he actually took many of the pictures (he was always a big photography buff) on the site. He was able to identify most, if not all, of the "unidentified" men in the photos.  He was also shocked (and pleased) to see two pictures of himself on the site.

He later went downstairs and retrieved a large album which contained many more photos of the 150th.  He is expecting a computer in 2- 3 weeks. When it arrives, he will try to scan in pictures for the site.

Viewing the site with him was an experience I will never forget.  Good job!

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1/6/99 -- Great site!  Thanks for helping to keep our proud engineer history alive.

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1/10/99 -- I have been viewing your web site and have enjoyed it very much.  You have some great information on your site. Be assured that your site is an extended arm to all veterans who come by to see it, and that is what it is all about!!!

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1/19/99 -- From: Rev. Stephen Gray    Great site - my hat off to the person(s) that created and maintain this site.

If you want more pictures, I have access to some. My father is pictured at the head table in some of the reunion dinners - Capt. James C. Gray. He was wounded in Luxembourg and taken to England for surgery and rehabilitation. He rejoined the 150th in Germany.

Thanks for all your work. It had always been my father and my ambition to get him to do a journey of his tour by tape recorder for a record. However, he died before we actually ever did it. This provides the history for my kids and I thank you for it!

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1/23/99 -- all looks fine.  a very enjoyable look at the proud men and their accomplishments.

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1/24/99 -- You have brought so much joy to my grandfather (Ralph Randlett "C Co.") by creating way for him to stay connected to the 150th, that his family would like to make a donation in his name to the website can you tell me where we should send the donation to. Thanks for all you do.

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3/6/99 -- My dad (S/S George Prescott  - A Company) and I just logged on to your site ...it's wonderful!  I've visited a lot of sites and few are as comprehensive or well-done as yours.
3/7/99 -- I must tell you that he (S/S George Prescott) was like a little kid at Christmas when we were exploring your site....until about 10 years ago, he was reluctant to talk about his war experiences, but seeing the pictures for him, I think, was a lot of fun. You've done superb job and it meant a lot to me to see him so excited.
He always goes to the reunion and enjoys it very much. 

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3/7/99 -- My dad might recognize some photos from A company (he really enjoyed looking at them); he was also in H&S company for a while. I'm sure would be happy to take a look at them for you and identify anyone he knows. I must tell you that he was like a little kid at Christmas when we were exploring your site....until about 10 years ago, he was reluctant to talk about his war experiences, but seeing the pictures for him, I think, was a lot of fun. You've done superb job and it meant a lot to me to see him so excited. He always goes to the reunion and enjoys it very much.

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3/19/99 --  I was in Patton's 3rd Army, 6th Armd. Div. 9th Inf. Bn. WE were among the first to cross that second bridge at Oppenheim. It was 54 years ago next week.....  Keep up the good work...

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3/20/99 -- Thank you so much for the pictures of my father, Capt. William Pickholz. Where you in his WWII outfit? Do you know if any of the men who served with my father are still alive, particularly Capt. Doyle whom I remember well, because my father spoke highly of him often. It means a lot to me to have these photos. Please keep in touch.
Ruth Pickholz

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11/12/99 -- Dear Rick, it was interseting seeing your page. I know as a kid I use to listen to my dad and his buddies tell stories about all that they went throught. We oue much to them, I have always felt that. Well thanks again.

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11/23/99 -- congratulations, you have created a very nice website to honor the service of your father and the 150th, ....thanks

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11/27/99 -- Thank you so much for your website. My dad was in the 252 Combat Engineer batallion in wwll so naturally I'm interested in your site.

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12/8/99 -- Excellent site. There should be more on the combat engineer. They not only built bridges, cleared mine areas, but did it under fire. They often had to provide their own security and serve as infantry.

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12/19/99 -- Your web site is outstanding. My dad was in the 288th Combat Engineers and I am just now getting to know what he did and what the experience was like.

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12/27/99 -- I find your website to be the most helpful to me since my husband was in the 145th CEB.

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1/1/00 -- I have decided that the best site belongs to the 150TH Combat Engineers--an absolute incredible resource for our project.............
Their site is so professional. As a matter of fact, they are in two places when you pull up their title............

(speaking on someone elses site)His site is not a good one to represent the 4th armored. He has pulled off all the responses to the site. The 6th armored site is much better, but I must hand it to the 150th CEB for the very best...........................

1/10/00 -- Rick : Your MASTER INDEX OF ARMY RECORDS has been one of the most complete "all in one place" document I have ever seen. How many times am I allowed to vote on your site. I told Ray Pfeiffer of Historic Tours about your site and your guide. Ray has been the subject of many articles, as well as been a leading authority on important places at ww2 sites. His site www.ww2tours.com an excellent one for vets wishing to visit ww2 sites. His tour for the 20th Engineers was unforgettable. I was privileged to be included. I will be a client of Ray and Cristi in 2000. Again, Rick, you have and are doing an incredible service for our vets. God Bless. TRUDY
1/27/00 -- Rick: I am continually amazed at what you are doing, AND I HAVE VOTED A NUMBER OF TIMES.

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1/13/00 -- I have to tell you this is an excellent web site! I really enjoyed looking at all of the pictures of the men of the combat engineer corps. Kinda strange, I was online looking for any information about my father who served in WWII in the engineering corps. I am not sure what exact unit he was in, he died in 1993, but I know he served in pattons 3rd army and he was from massachuesetts, so I am not sure if he was part of the 150th. It would seem a possibility based on what I read.
He never really talked about his service during the war years, so I find myself wondering about what he did exactly. The few details he did reveal would probably explain why he chose not to explain it all to his kids, still I find it fascinating to look at your pictures on this site and wonder if one of those young men is my father. Even if he is not pictured here, perhaps he knew these people, etc.
I do know that he had at one time a german lugerr, however, he gave this to a friend when he had kids. I also know that there is a box at my mothers house full of photographs and I remember him mentioning that a photographer friend gave these to him. I am going to asked my mother about these pictures and see if I can find out what unit he was in. Well, thanks for the great web site. I am definately bookmarking this.....

2/6/00 -- I am not sure if you will remember my email from a while back. I was looking for some information on my Dad who served in WWII in the combat engineers of Patton's 3rd army. I was not sure if the 150th was the unit he served in until tonight when I was at my Moms and asked her about his discharge papers. She brings out a bunch of papers and right on top is an old paper book titled "150th Combat Engineers - 1943 - 1945. Needless to say I was very excited going through all of the pictures, maps, and letters, etc.There is a good picture of just my Dad with his helmet on, very clear. Alot of pictures of burnt up germany vehicles, landscapes and assorted other things. I also found a paper that documents the German Luger he owned and sold!
Thanks again for this web site. I plan on scanning all of the materials my Mom has and will glady forward them on to you when I complete that project if you are interested, I will also tell all of my family about your web site and encourage them to click those banners!

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1/16/00 -- It's fot the first time I see a WWII Web page with such a human touch. It must feel good to do such things with your daddy's pictures. Thanks to modern times you can share them with the whole world. I,m 42 years old and for long time a fanatic of WWII. Also thanks to my daddy who was forced to work in a German factory during the War. I visit battle fields all over Europe. My interest is specialy in the artillery/ ammunition field.

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2/25/00 -- Bravo for your site We are french association which perpetuates the memory of GIs which released the Lorraine in September 1944. Our goal of is created a museum and one site internet of the battle of Metz (France).

We will refer your site since it is a question the Moselle River, mainly the history of the Poisson Sergeant

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3/26/00 -- Thank you so much for pointing me in the right direction in your site to find out what a "Bailey Bridge" was/is. Now I can record and explain in our family history what my uncle, Mathias Kalmer, did during WWII. He left no immediate descendants to tell his story. I feel compelled to make sure what he did is not forgotten. Your information helped so much!

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5/29/00 -- Greetings: I was viewing your sight and found it a wonderful place to visit and to learn. Thank you so much.

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6/25/00 -- Congratulations on putting together a great website. I've just begun to investigate all of the information you've compiled. As I grow older (I'm 41) I find I'm becoming more and more interested in learning about what my father experienced in the war. Unfortunately, he's never been one to talk about it much. I would like to find out more.

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7/26/2000 -- My Dad came over last night and we went to your web site. He had a good time looking at the photos and remembering people he hadn't seen since the war. It sparked a lot of memories for him and he told me lots of stories i had never heard. We spent about an hour and a half and he plans to come back again since we only went through a small part. I'm sure we will be back to your web site again soon. I must say you did a fantastic job!

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8/1/2000 -- I'm writing the Encyclopedia of Bridges and Tunnels for Facts on File Publishing. I came across your web site and was greatly impressed by some of the photographs of Bailey Bridges there. I'm going to include a section on Bailey Bridges and was very interested in finding out if I might be able to obtain a high-resolution scan or hard copy print of one of your Bailey Bridge images for use in the Encyclopedia.

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