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Name: AUDREY COFFMAN
From: Bechtelsville Pa
E-mail: mockingbird3@comcast.net
Do to,problems in our local service, I have lost contact with the 517.If possible could you please put me back on your e-mail list so I can catch up, pay my dues and be informed. Thank you again

Audrey Coffman
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Name: Paige Christman
From: Cincinnati
E-mail: paigech@aol.com
I wanted to let everyone know that grandpa died this afternoon, he was Robert Cooper, Co. D.
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Name: SFC James J. Butco USA Ret.
From: Larksville, PA
E-mail: sfcbutco@msn.com
I had the privilege of serving in the 517th Engr. Co. (Light Equipment) in Viet Nam. The Units history referenced direct lineage to the 517th PIR. Just to let you know we carried on in the highest traditions set during WW2. You would be proud to know this. Thank You for your service.
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Name: Howard Jones
From: Scottsdale, AZ
E-mail: howard.jones@svTempest.com
What an absolute delight to find this site and the "Record of Company C, 517th". I remember the stories of my dear Uncle Frank Ubel and still hold and cherish a couple pieces of memorabilia he gave me years ago. I was amazed after reading the history of the unit that the stories he had told me about his time with the 517th were, if anything, very understated. There were also a couple details tactfully omitted from the write up, e.g., exactly how he made his weapon "operable".
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Name: Joseph M. Peters
From: Marion, Ohio
E-mail: joepeters517@gmail.com
I am the nephew of 2nd Lt. Maurice J. Miley 2/HQ
Added: July 17, 2013 Delete this entry  Reply to entry  View IP address  
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Name: Matt Skovera
From: Uniontown, Pa.
E-mail: rmskovera@verizon.net
On May 2, 2013, my uncle Paul Skovera(HQ/3) past away. He was 93. He joined the 517th in Italy 1844, after going AWOL from his airborne unit in Sicily, to be with his brother, my dad, Matt(HQ/3) a Toccoa man. From what I understand, Capt. Joe McGeever, after hearing what my uncle did to be with my dad, fixed it with Army brass. I am sure, I made that sound way too simple. Befo00re their jump into southern France, Capt. McGeever would again involve himself in their lives by not allowing them to jump from the same plane. My uncle had told me they where not happy about that at the time. My dad and uncle went on to serve together in the same 81MM motar squad the remainder of the war. My uncle then served and fought in Korea before retiring from the Army in the early 1970's. I often wonder if they where the only brothers to serve with the 517? Although my dad talked very little of the war, just before his death in 1986, he showed me a picture of Capt, Joe McGeever. I knew then how important that was to share with me, and I have that picture in my home today.
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Name: Jered Woody
From: bartlesville, OK
E-mail: woodyjered@yahoo.com
hello, im commenting to find more information about my grandfather who passed away a while back. John woody was his name, played a little football, purple heart, a couple bronze stars. please if you have any information regarding him please feel free to email me.

hoah!
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Name: Andrew Woolhouse
From: Scunthorpe, England
E-mail: woolhouse3@googlemail.com
Hello All

Just thought I'd let you Airborne Nuts out there that my new book is out.

It's called...

13 - Lucky For Some: The History of the 13th (Lancashire) Parachute Battalion, available from Amazon.

It follows the last battalion to volunteer for the British 6th Airborne Division and the D-Day jump and follows them across France, the Battle of the Bulge and Operation Varsity.

Enjoy
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Name: Ed Christman
From: Cincinnati, Ohio
E-mail: Ltec22@gmail.com
I am the very proud nephew of Gene Brissey. On this D-Day plus one anniversary, I am informing everyone that God has another soldier. My childhood hero passed away this morning at his home in New Mexico.
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Name: John Knowles
From: San Diego, Ca
E-mail: jkknowles@sbcglobal.net
As June 6th comes around once again, I look back on my father that severed with the 517th Parachute Combat Team, The Battling Buzzards. I am honored to be a Navy veteran of over 10 years and always talk about my father who severed in WWII. I have a lot of his original letters and other items from his time in the war. I always try and reach out to find stories that he never told of his times in France. Thanks Dad!
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