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 Post subject: 832nd
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 11:24 am 
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:) I recently met a gentleman who served with the 832nd Engineer Command. His name is William Ong. We did some mailing for the upcoming reunion which he is in charge of.

Such a fine person. I am honored to have met him and also feel a great sense of gratitude to him and to all the men and women who served our country. They are now the older generation and precious to those of us who remember WWII.

I would like to thank each of you for your service, for risking your life for my freedom. Thank you!

P.S. I understand there is a book which contains stories written by veterans about their war experiences. Can anyone give me information as to how I may obtain the book?

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 Post subject: William Ong
PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 12:30 pm 
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Hello and I'm glad you found us. As you can see, I have moved your post to the 832nd EAB forum.

I'd love to hear more from Mr Ong. I have added him to the 832nd EAB roster. Please pass along my regards.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:08 pm 
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dplittle wrote:
Hello and I'm glad you found us. As you can see, I have moved your post to the 832nd EAB forum.

I'd love to hear more from Mr Ong. I have added him to the 832nd EAB roster. Please pass along my regards.

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David, thank you for responding. I haven't seen Mr. Ong of late, but perhaps I will in the near future and I will pass along your regards.

I have been trying to locate a book written by an Englishman containing stories contributed by WWII yanks. Mr. Ong thought the name of the book was "The Yanks Are Coming", but the only one I find is about WWI vets. If you know any thing about this book, I would appreciate it.

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 Post subject: Possible Book Hit
PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 3:58 pm 
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If you know any thing about this book, I would appreciate it.


Could this be the book? I did a quick Google and found this one.

The Yanks are Coming by Edwin R.W. Hale & John Frayn Turner.

ISBN: 0882547267

Looks like it. Let me know. I might want to find a copy for myself.

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 Post subject: 832nd EAB
PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:39 pm 
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:D David, thank you! How were you able to find it when I couldn't? Must be a guy thing! I have asked a question and will post here when I get an answer. It this one is about WWII, I will buy it.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:02 pm 
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David, I ordered The Yanks Are Coming from Biblio.com
The cost is $12.00 for a first edition hardcover in fine condition. Thanks for your help. I will let you know when it arrives.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 8:02 am 
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David, I now have the book and have you to thank for it. What I have read thus far keeps me fascinated. It's many stories contributed by several servicepersons. Again, thanks much.

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I picked one up too. Haven't read anything specifically about the aviation engineers yet but the rest has been very interesting. Thanks for letting me know about it.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 12:42 pm 
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This has nothing to do with the 832nd, but I wanted to post it.

Sunday, April 9, 2006, another decorated WWII veteran was laid to rest with a military funeral. Edward Morris served with Patton's Army and was at the crossing of the Rhine. My cousin was a brave and couragous man and I am proud to have been his cousin.

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I'm sorry to hear of your loss. We are losing so many heroes.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 7:39 pm 
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Thank you, David. Each veteran who dies is a loss for every citizen of our country.

I have just read Bill Ong's story in "The Yanks Are Coming" and he writes that he served with the 862nd EAB and later the 87th Infantry. I apologize for misleading thiss forum. I understood from his grandson that he was in the 832nd. My mistake. I am sorry. :cry:

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The 862nd EAB was part of the IX Engineer Command too. I'll move this topic to that forum.

I'll have to find that story in my copy.

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