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Thursday, October 11, 2007

New blog for the 516th Engineer Company Reunion

A couple of weeks ago, I returned from my dad’s military reunion in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

One of the neatest things that happened there was that I came up with an idea to help the soldiers who had been in this company and wanted to find the reunion group. At first, my idea was to get a domain and put up a web site, but then I thought it might work better if we just got a blog. So, that’s the idea I pitched to the group. Of course, I had to explain what a blog is as some of them didn’t know what a web log was, but when I finished my pitch, everybody was all for the idea. So, there is now a blog for the
516th Engineer Company Reunion.

Heere's what the blog's heading states:

The purpose of this web log is to act as an informational resource for the U.S. Army soldiers who served with the 516th Engineer Company on Pioneer Kaserne in Hanau, Germany, active 1942-1993.

So far, the blog has worked well. In just its first week of existence, there were three emails from soldiers inquiring about the group. Two of these had served with the 516th and the other with a sister company.

Hopefully, this blog will help others find the group. It really is a lot of fun getting together with this bunch of guys. Even though I didn’t serve in the military and am only associated as an Army Brat, they took me as one of their own last year when I first attended with my dad

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17 Comments:

  • Hi Ron, My name is Bill Litsheim and I'm proud to say that I served under your father. Top Graham was the Co. 1st Sgt. when I reported for duty at the 516th in Oct. of '75. I remember him well. He was a good man, I liked him alot. I believe he was still there when we convoyed through E. Germany to train in Berlin for 2 weeks. Lotta fun. Tell him I said hello. Thanks.

    By Blogger Bill Litsheim, At 8:42 PM  

  • Hi Bill,

    Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I just sent him an email with your comments via my mom's email. ( He's a little old fashioned and doesn't use computers!) I know he'll love hearing that you said hello. He has some pictures from that Berlin trip that are some of his favorites from his tour.

    Thanks again,
    Ron

    By Blogger Ron Graham, At 5:37 PM  

  • SP4-E4 Clifford Madamba, 516th Engineers, Hanau, Germany 1967-1968,"Second to None"... Tell me more...

    By Blogger Clifford, At 9:20 AM  

  • Hi clifford,

    Thanks for stopping by and sharing your information when you were with the 516th. I’ll include it on the
    516th Reunion blog.
    The address for that site is http://reunion516.blogspot.com
    if you want to check it out.

    Also, if you want to email me, you can do so at
    reunion516@yahoo.com
    And I’ll be able to connect you with some of the other guys. Like the 516th reunion blog states, I wasn’t with the company, but my dad was. This reunion has been one of the most meaningful things that he has encountered in quite some time. Even when time is spent visiting with men whom he didn’t serve with, the conversations are still linked by the common bond of their time with the 516th.

    Ron

    By Blogger Ron Graham, At 5:28 PM  

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