Dedicated to the 150th Combat Engineers of WW II
Name: Nick Messamer
E-mail address: nickmessamer@lisco.com
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
Comments: I'm trying to find out more about my wife's father's unit. He was in Company C, 44th Engineers, C Battalion in WW II. His name was Hubert, "Hube", Christensen.
Monday, December 16th 2002 - 07:08:13 AM
Name: Ricky M. Posey
E-mail address: rmplgp@aol.com
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
How did you hear about us?: See comments
Comments: I am in the 150th Combat Engineer Battalion, Mississippi Army National Guard. We wear the Presidential Unit Citation because of what your father and his peers did. Some of the attended our ceremonies when we were organized as "CombatEngineers".
Friday, December 6th 2002 - 10:23:29 AM
Name: Amos Vigil
E-mail address: avigil@comcast.net
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
How did you hear about us?: Surfing by
Comments: Gret job. Much luck in finding memorabilia of your father's unit.
Wednesday, December 4th 2002 - 05:42:46 AM
Name: PETER MINIX
E-mail address: warships89@msn.com
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
How did you hear about us?: web surfing
Comments: Hello my name is Pete age 49 former Marine. I am somewhat of a WW2 buff, I enjoy e-mailing and talking to Veterans who served in WWII whether on land, air, or sea. I usually like to find out what you did, what rank you had, length of service, and what battles you fought in. I then try to find this information that I can download from the internet or I offer to pay for a few picture that you can get copy, I also try to get at least one picture of yourself and ask if you would sign it for me. I also will send you a SASE if that will help you out. I e-mail veterans from all nations that fought in WW2. This is strictly a hobby, I do not sell or publish to make a profit on anyone’s name. This is my way of having my own library on WW2 veterans and my tribute to those men, because we lose so many WW2 veterans every day all this history goes with them. If this is ok with you please e-mail me back. I would appreciate it. You guys are the men that I look up to as heroes. Here’s something about me: I was born in San Francisco 1953. I have lived in California all of my life. I graduated from High School in 1972 and I joined the Marine Corps, stayed in for 5 years and became a sergeant. I was in the infantry O331 (M 60 machine gunner) or better known as a super grunt. After I got out, I went into the Army National Guard and was in the medical battalion for three years. After the service I went into the medical field in 1980. My first nine years were working the streets of East Los Angeles or better known as The Gun and Knife Club. I spent two years working in the trauma center in the emergency room. In 1989 my family and I moved out to the desert (Indio, near Palm Springs). From there I went to work for Eisenhower Medical Center also in the emergency room for the last 11 years. I spent five years as a volunteer fire fighter for the county of Riverside. Where I become a State Firefighter 1. My wife also works at Eisenhower for a private doctor. My wife and I have been married almost 23 years. I have a 17-year old daughter who is in her last year of High School and a 14- year old son who is in his first year of High School. As of April of this year after nearly 22 years of medical work. I quit and went back to school full time to earn a second degree but I am not sure what that degree will be. A few of my hobbies other than e-mailing and writing WW 2 veterans, I build model ships all from WW 2 period and nations. At last count I had at least 70 finished with at least 10 that I have not yet started. I have my own small library of military books mostly references. I also volunteer at the Palm Springs Air Museum, which is dedicated to all WW 2 veterans. I go there once or twice a week after school. Now you know a little bit about me.
Thursday, November 21st 2002 - 11:11:53 PM
Name: Michael Burr
E-mail address: m.burr@gte.net
Homepage URL: http://www.mburrphoto.com
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
How did you hear about us?: google search
Comments: Found your site while looking for info on my father's (Vincent W. Burr) unit in WWII, The 204th Engineer Combat Battalion, Pattton's Third U.S. Army. If anyone out there has any info on this unit please respond.
Tuesday, October 22nd 2002 - 02:39:31 PM
Name: ed palmer
E-mail address: edpalmer43@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: http://www.beaverisland.net/music/
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
How did you hear about us?: surffering
Comments: traditional old time music
Sunday, October 20th 2002 - 12:09:00 PM
Name: CHARLES ANDRIANOS
E-mail address: CHAZZ5122@YAHO.COM
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
Comments: THATS MY DAD C-COMPANY PAGE 2 PHOTOS.
Monday, October 14th 2002 - 12:34:37 PM
Name: SFC REED, KEITH W.
E-mail address: REEDA003@HAWAII.RR.COM
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
Comments: AWSOME WEB SITE HERE ARE A FEW PLACES I HAVE SERVED AS A ENGINEER 1982-1987 837TH ENGINEERS (OHIO NATIONAL GUARD) 1987-1988 8TH ENGINEERS 1ST CAV, FT HOOD 1988-1991 54TH ENGINEERS WILDFLICKEN GERMANY (DESERT STORM) 1991-1996 326 ENGINEERS 101ST AASLT, FT CAMPBELL 1996-1997 8TH ARMY KOREA 1997-2000 35TH ENGINEERS FT LEONARDWOOD (DRILL SERGEANT) 2000-PRESENT 65TH ENGINEERS 25ID HAWAII
Sunday, October 13th 2002 - 01:53:37 AM
Name: Santiago S. Torres
E-mail address: ssantiagotorres@hotmail.com
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
How did you hear about us?: surfing in the net
Comments: Served in the Army from 1951 to 1953.Joined the 7th Army{seven steps to hell}in the army occupation of Germany from 1952 to 1953.Joined Co. C 1402 Engineer Combat Bn.in Phillips Barracks in Karlsruhe,Germany.Regards to my old buddies Maldonado,Pabon,Rodriguez,Gandy...You have a great site.Keep up the good work.
Wednesday, September 18th 2002 - 11:53:52 AM
Name: Jay
E-mail address: swarthyregent@hotmail.com
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
Comments: Great website -- I enjoyed it immensly. One quick question, however - The Military Medal (awarded to Sgt Poisson) while a great valour award indeed; is not equivalent to the US Medal of Honor. This would be the Victoria Cross. The Military Medal is roughly equivalent to either the Silver or the Bronze Star in the US Medals and Decorations System.
Thursday, September 5th 2002 - 03:28:43 PM
Name: Janice A. Bruce
E-mail address: bruce_janice@hotmail.com
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
Comments: My late brother James Melanson served in the 150th.
Wednesday, September 4th 2002 - 08:42:06 AM
Name: Daniel J. Connolly
E-mail address: Connolly50@excite,com
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
How did you hear about us?: Just pointing and Clicking
Comments: I was a Sgt in the 1288 Engineer Combat Battalion.. The 128th conctructed a Floating Baily approx. 1500 ft long across the River River 3 Miles South of Duesseldorf.. an dedicated ot to Ernie Pyle famous war Correspondent killed while reporting.. Some of us are still around(at least of this writing.. Dan Connolly
Tuesday, August 20th 2002 - 09:44:00 PM
Name: Charles A. Fields
E-mail address: cafii@yahoo.com
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
Comments: Nice Web page. I am planning a trip to follow my fathers foot steps. I have a map "Bridges to Berlin" 1146 Eng C. Grp. Col J.A. McCarty Commanding 250 Eng C. BN -Lt Col. Nehf, 1256 Eng C.BN Lt. Col Rinsland, 252 Eng C. BN Lt. Col Womack, 630 Eng Gr Le Co Capt Bill Burns, I am planning a trip in Sept 2002 Following all the way to Elb River. Starting with Albert Canal, Mass River bridge 10 March 1945, Roer river Bridge 25 Feb 1945 Roosevelt Bridge at Rhine 29 mar 1945 , Jossa Railroad Bridge, Jossa Germany Aug 8, 1945 . Would like any comments!!!!!!!!!!!! This Group was Activated 10 Nov 1943 Camp Swift - Texas, Arrived UK 16 Sept 1944, Arrived France 2 Oct 1944 Thank you for the Site.
Sunday, August 18th 2002 - 06:17:56 PM
Name: Tony Honeyman
E-mail address: tony@honeyman.fsnet.co.uk
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
How did you hear about us?: Yahoo search
Comments: I am English and live near Nettlebed. I am researching the American Army units that were based in the Henley, Nettlebed, Kingwood Common, Peppard, Badgemore and Checkendon areas in 1943 to 1945. I have a particular interest in the Station Hospitals at Kingwood Common and Checkendon. I am looking for any one with memories, photos, plans they would be prepared to share with me or any ideas for places to look. There is a small concrete 'Engineer Castle' still in the woods near Nettlebed. It was made by the 343rd Eng Batt and I am told it was one of two at the entrances to the camp. Hence your page on the Castle device as used by the Engineers was very interesting! Best wishes from Oxfordshire Tony
Saturday, August 17th 2002 - 08:55:27 AM
Name: alfred campopiano
E-mail address: lcamp523@cs.com
Were you in the 150th? (check box): Yes
if so, what Company/Platoon: c 3
How did you hear about us?: reuion
Thursday, August 15th 2002 - 10:16:27 AM
Name: J. LaPointe
E-mail address: jeffl@telusplanet.net
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
How did you hear about us?: Sapper search
Comments: Great site. I am a Canadian Combat Engineer. (MOC 041) "First in...Last out"
Thursday, August 1st 2002 - 09:11:18 PM
Name: Charles R. Thatcher
E-mail address: encasec@aol.com
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
How did you hear about us?: found by googles serch
Comments: Was with the 346th U S Army Engineers Europe WWII looking for contacts with that unit.
Sunday, July 28th 2002 - 06:03:36 PM
Name: Brad Hollingsworth
E-mail address: bsh5@msstate.edu
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
Comments: I am currently in the 150th En Bn. We are a member of the Mississippi National Guard. We are part 155th Armoured Brigade. This is a great web site with much information. I would like to say thank you to those who have served our country and continue to do so. Please let me know if our battalion is the same as the battalion you all are talking about. If it is I am proud to be a part of the organization many of you helped to create. Have a good day from a "DIXIE SAPPER"
Tuesday, July 16th 2002 - 08:27:58 PM
Name: Janet Sanzano
E-mail address: coolco@optonline.net
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
How did you hear about us?: surfing to web
Comments: This is a great site. It's the only place I've been able to get any info on my fathers unit. the 204th combat engineers. If any one has any info on the 204th I'd appreciate it. I have pictures of the unit & some names of my fathers buddies if anyone is interested, but I have very little info otherwise.
Saturday, July 13th 2002 - 04:19:02 AM
Name: Janet Myers
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
Comments: My Father is a vet from WWII
Friday, June 21st 2002 - 08:48:41 AM
Name: steve j. alvarez
E-mail address: not yet
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
How did you hear about us?: trying to learn how to drive this computor ha ha
Comments: I am a viet nam vet .I was looking for my unit the 34th engrs. 20th brg attached to the big red one in68 and 69. however my dad was in the 2nd and 3rd armored in ww2 and he was among those who had to wait for the russins to catch up before they could cross the rine .he was sgt jules j. alvarez I think some of his friends called him "frenchie" because he was from new orleans la
Wednesday, June 5th 2002 - 02:37:09 PM
Name: HENRY READ
E-mail address: tweetybird_001@msn.com
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
Comments: I WAS WITH THE2ND ENG.COMBAT BN.1950-51.I AM INTERESTEDIN ALL COM. ENG.OUTFITS.THANK YOU HENRY READ
Tuesday, June 4th 2002 - 03:43:11 PM
Name: Claudia Boyd
E-mail address: jc12x@msn.com
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
How did you hear about us?: just surfing
Comments: My dad is a WWII vet so I visit sites now and again trying to find some info on his unit. He has some great stories and some not so great stories of his experiences. ALL of our vets deserve thanks and recognition for their efforts and I like to tell them whenever possible----THANK YOU! I have enjoyed visiting your site and will return! Kudos!
Saturday, June 1st 2002 - 08:42:03 AM
Name: Hans Bub
E-mail address: hans.bub@freenet.de
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
Comments: so, (please vorget my bat english ( or american) I wonth to fount some american`s who stay in hassloch and remember hans -or my nikenamewas BULL-,i`am the mann with the BMW. Hallo thomas brady,vinni verenciaca,or so,mike o`dowd, thomas madcafe, ooooo there are so mutch names and I c`ant whrote this. I hope I get an Answer and who nows me, pleas forget my gramaticts so long bull
Wednesday, May 29th 2002 - 04:52:40 PM
Name: Billy Deeb
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
How did you hear about us?: my grandfarther Ernie Deeb
Comments: He was in the war
Saturday, May 25th 2002 - 09:16:05 AM
Name: Donald E. Lee
E-mail address:
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
How did you hear about us?: surfing the net
Comments: I have run a WWII Lecture Series at the library since October 1997. We hold two lectures a month and have close to capacity for each lecture. Now we are sponsoring other lecture series in libraries, Legion posts, churches or other public places. We have a nonprofit foundation, The WWII Lecture Institute, formed under the xxxxxxxxxxxxx and we hope to be able to do great things in cooperation with other WWII groups. Maybe we will be able to cooperate in some way with your site. Donald E. Lee WWII veteran
Monday, May 13th 2002 - 06:41:07 PM
Name: Robert E. Spear
E-mail address: m1satuit@pell.net
Were you in the 150th? (check box): Yes
if so, what Company/Platoon: A Company 2nd Platoon Third Squad
How did you hear about us?: Trying on Internet to find
Comments: Email address is Mary Spear-m1satuit @pell.net
Tuesday, May 7th 2002 - 04:01:34 AM
Name: Frank Nolte
E-mail address: Franken793@AOL.COM
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
How did you hear about us?: Searching the Web for Papua information
Comments: I was in the 556 Engineers Heavy Ponton Battalion. We trained at Camp Beale September 1943- April 1944. Hence we went to Finschhafen and then to Leyter, Luzon and Tokyo. Finding this site is incredible. I am completing a book withmany never before published photographs from Finsch and other places
Friday, May 3rd 2002 - 02:02:20 AM
Name: George Robins
E-mail address: g.robins1@ntlworld.com
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
How did you hear about us?: link from wartimeleicestershire.com
Comments: A really magnicent and affective site. As a child in the England of the 1940s I well remember the sight of the troops of the 101st Airborne (?). To us at the time they seemed to be creatures from another world. George Robins
Thursday, April 25th 2002 - 11:21:08 AM
Name: Christine Burns
E-mail address: krisburns@attbi.com
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
Comments: Hi, Our groups name is VMH Landmark and we are trying to save our city's Veteran's Memorial Park Hall that our mayor wants to tear down. We live in Avon Lake, Oh. and are desperately looking for as many people as we can that will support us in keeping this 100 yr. old Landmark standing. If you would like more information on this I will be glad to send it to you. Thank you for your time. Christine Burns, member of VMH Landmark
Saturday, April 20th 2002 - 06:43:09 AM
Name: natalia davis
E-mail address: davisn23@yahoo.com
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
How did you hear about us?: through askjeeves
Thursday, April 18th 2002 - 11:44:16 AM
Name: Tasha
E-mail address: tasha@african-gray-parrots.com
Homepage URL: http://www.african-gray-parrots.com
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
Comments: You have quite an appealing website.
Saturday, April 13th 2002 - 08:12:58 AM
Name: Mike Mondoux
E-mail address: sincerely@attbi.com
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
How did you hear about us?: My old lady reminded me !
Comments: I wasn't in the 150th, but, I started off from the same camp Devens, a few years later, and .......I will never forget the experience ......... I will never forget *trying* to get some nookie with either my folks or in laws in the front seat of their car, my buddy went outside and it was raining ... : ( Ah, the good old days .......... : ( See ya Rick.
Tuesday, April 9th 2002 - 12:37:16 AM
Name: Robert Doyle
E-mail address: doyler@konicabt.com
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
How did you hear about us?: relative of member
Comments: i am the nephew of Henry Bunton he was in the 150th and received a purple heart. He has no internet access or a computer for that matter and i thought it would be nice to print him a copy of all the information here..Would there be a hard copy of the pictures and information available? by the way, i very much enjoyed this sight, Uncle Hank has told me about his life in the army many times, this helps to put life of a combat engineer into a whole new light, he really enjoys the reunions except for the location, its getting difficult for him to get up the stairs and to walk.
Thursday, April 4th 2002 - 09:52:12 AM
Name: Cassie Guilford
E-mail address: dwinter@benton.k12.ia.us
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
Monday, March 25th 2002 - 12:55:29 PM
Name: -=\\DAYSTAR//=-
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
How did you hear about us?: friend
Comments: your site is GREAT! keep it up! and if you get the chance come by my site!
Wednesday, March 20th 2002 - 10:37:05 PM
Name: Gertsch Daniel E.
E-mail address: dsgert@webworkz.com
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
Comments: I was with both the 18th.& 20th Engr. Brigades in Vietnam Aug.1970-1971. Was looking for photos for that time period.
Monday, March 18th 2002 - 01:20:31 PM
Name: SSG Mitch Doss
E-mail address: dossman@hotmail.com
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
How did you hear about us?: researching bridge companies
Comments: Great site! I am a 12CBridge Crewmember in the Army. I am just looking for the history of my MOS. I would like to let the members of the 150th know that today's Bridger are upholding the standard! Bridge the Gap, Sir! SSG Doss
Sunday, March 17th 2002 - 06:53:20 PM
Name: Lawrence P Insinga
Were you in the 150th? (check box): Yes
if so, what Company/Platoon: A Co.
How did you hear about us?: from Reunion
Comments: Love the website! Hoping to see you all in May at the Shore Way Acres.
Sunday, March 10th 2002 - 11:58:37 AM
Name: Joyce Boone
E-mail address: JoyNYwine@aol.com
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
How did you hear about us?: online
Comments: 291 Engr C BN. My father was in it when a bridge was builded over the Rhine River. Have more infor and a picture of it, but it's visiting my 9yr. old nephew who is working on a report of World War II. You site is wonderful.
Friday, March 8th 2002 - 07:50:32 AM
Name: Katie Jett
E-mail address: kljett@hotmail.com
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
How did you hear about us?: internet search
Comments: I am researching Albert J. Crabbe. He was in the 204th Engineer Combat Battalion. He was killed on March 22, 1945 during the first assault crossing. Please email me with any information, stories, or pictures you may have of him.
Wednesday, March 6th 2002 - 07:22:37 AM
Name: John A. (Bud) Kershenstein
E-mail address: KKershen@aol.com
Were you in the 150th? (check box): Yes
if so, what Company/Platoon: Company B, 3rd Platoon
How did you hear about us?: My son found it
Comments: Lots of memories here. Life has been good to me - hope my old friends can say the same and are in good health.
Saturday, March 2nd 2002 - 11:27:23 PM
Name: Carrie Cavallo
E-mail address: No
Homepage URL: http://Report for school
Were you in the 150th? (check box): My grandpa was a navy seal and he fought in the viet nam war.
Thursday, February 28th 2002 - 02:22:41 PM
Name: Carrie Cavallo
E-mail address: No
Homepage URL: http://For a report for school.
Were you in the 150th? (check box): My brother just recently joined the Marines. He just turned 19 February 11, 2002 and graduated from boot camp in San Diego September 7, 2001. He joined to be a combat engineer.
Thursday, February 28th 2002 - 02:19:40 PM
Name: Sheila Brown
E-mail address: shebrezy@aol.com
Homepage URL: http://www.aol.com
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
How did you hear about us?: surffin the net
Comments: My dad was in the airforce. You have a very informative web page.Great work. Sheila Brown
Tuesday, January 15th 2002 - 10:45:18 PM
Name: Sheila Brown
E-mail address: shebrezy@aol.com
Homepage URL: http://www.aol.com
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
How did you hear about us?: surffin the net
Comments: My dad was in the airforce. You have a very informative web page.Great work.
Tuesday, January 15th 2002 - 10:43:20 PM
Name: Craig Hadley
E-mail address: cahadley@gsinet.net
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
How did you hear about us?: From a display at the local post office
Comments: Excellent site...... I really like the poem on the opening page. Keep up the good work and God Bless America
Friday, January 4th 2002 - 05:20:25 AM
Name: Wayne Villadsen
E-mail address: wvilladsen@aol.com
Were you in the 150th? (check box): No
How did you hear about us?: Surfing
Comments: My uncle was Reno S. Villadsen. He died in 1968 of cancer. I have one war photo of him and another soldier at what appears to be a German grave site.
Thursday, January 3rd 2002 - 10:45:44 AM
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