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My 2d Great Uncle (John MacKenzie) was with A Co, 107 Eng, 32d Inf Div in World War I. Just looking around for more information. He died in January 1919.

Best wishes to all.

John MacKenzie
Danville, CA United States - 5/23/2017 at 8:03:50 AM

Hello All, it''s been lovely reading all these messages. We are trying to track a guy called ''Jim'' who was a friend of our family in the 107th Engineers who was in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland around May 1941. That''s pretty early for Americans to have been in Ireland...so we hope this narrows it down somewhat. Please get in touch if you might have any info or know someone who might. Thanks!
Jo Hickey-Hall my email is joelizabethhickey@gmail.com
Jo Hickey
Bristol, United Kingdom - 11/9/2015 at 3:55:14 AM

Just a quick note to express our appreciation for the wonderful reunion held at Sault Ste Marie. The memorial service was by far the best I have ever attended and the raft ride through the locks was something many will not soon forget!! Great job to CPT Willson and the 1437th Engr Co for putting on a great reunion!!
CW5 (Ret) Joe Floriano
Iron Mountain, MI USA - 8/11/2015 at 7:15:10 PM

RE: Joseph Wojtan 1925-2007. 254th eng cbt bn co B
I just came upon this site while researching my fathers army papers and pictures. He was from Detroit and forged his mothers signature to enlist in the Polish Army. Minimum age was 17 for the Polish Army and 18 for the US. He shipped to Canada for basic training and was sent to England with the 254th from Novia Scotia. Upon turning 18 Aug 5 1943 the US army swore him and a Joseph Kurkowski in still wearing the Polish uniforms. The 107th history states that some "vets" of the 254th transferred to the 234th at the end of the war and he would be one of them as his discharge papers show. I have unit pics in Belgium and one from the Arc De Triomphe in France as well as photos of individuals apparently in England. Two people I recall him mentioning were John Hyc and Seymour R???? anyone interested or having knowledge of the unit and its personel please feel free to contact me.

God Bless all those who serve!!!!
Thank You for this site
David Wojtan
David Wojtan
Clawson, Mich USA - 12/6/2012 at 7:29:50 PM


I found this website as I was reseaching my Dad''s WWII history. His name was Cpl Campbell Houk "Smitty" Smith who joined the 254th in June 1943 after the unit had already been deployed to Ireland. He was with the 254th until Feburary 18, 1945 when he was severely injured. He never talked much about the war and I don''t know if he ever reconnected with his unit later. I did find him listed on the April 1969 "Bull Sheet" as unlocated (the address was incorrect.) Based on this it looks like he was in Company B.

He landed H-Hour plus 5 on June 6th in Normandy when a request went through for Enginneers with mine clearing equipment. He was also briefly captured at Bullingen. Belgium and escaped. His story as my Mom and I remember ties very closely what is recorded in The Ardennes: The Battle of the Bulge by Hugh M. Cole.

I would welcome any information about him. I do have a unit looks it whas is platoon taken (my guess is Beligum.)

I can be contacted at barry.smith@workflowone.com.

Thanks for this great site. Finding the unit history was great and very helpful.

Barry Smith
Cedarville, Ohio USA - 7/12/2012 at 9:34:59 AM

Greetings to you all. I''m looking for any correspondence from anyone who might have served with or knew my father. His name was Faustino Negrete and was from Gary, IN. He served with either Co C or E with the 254th during WWII. I''m trying to put together some history on the family and just came across this website while trying to look up some stuff. I can recall some of his stories about BG Ward and his Company CO, a man by a name of Fairfax. My father passed in 2009 and towards the final years he spoke fondly of his time in the service and told many stories to my brother and I. We were fortunate to make some trips with him before he got sick. I recall visiting Ironwood, Iron Mountain, and Calumet. So probably sometime between 2002-2005. I know Calumet 2005 was the last trip we made. I remember his friends and fellow soldiers Robert McGuire and Ed Vickstrom if that helps also. To contact them would be spectacular also!

Anyone with any information, please email me at dcnegrete@yahoo.com

Thank you so very much. The 107th Association was a great source of pride and enjoyment for my father in the last years of his life. Thank you for being a part of his life and giving him that joy. My family and I also are appreciative for this as well. You made an old man come to peace with his time in the military and taught us when we were kids the pride shown and respect for all those men and women who put on the uniform and defend our life and liberties on the field of battle. You live your motto "good as done" in everything that you have always done and will continue to do.

God Bless you all,

David Negrete
Crown Point, Indiana
David Negrete
Crown Point, Indiana USA - 4/30/2012 at 2:25:47 PM

My Previous post.
I''''m looking into information regarding Private Thomas ''''tommy" LYON Machine Gunner from the 107th "wolverine Battalion" From Russell Manitoba Canada

Please Respond to djlyon@shaw.ca
Dan Lyon
Edmonton, Alberta Canada - 10/14/2010 at 10:29:09 PM

-- Please Try this Email Address I added it incorrectly it is


Thank you
Dan Lyon
Dan Lyon
Stony Plain, Alberta Canada - 4/29/2012 at 1:56:31 PM

I am looking for information about anyone who may have served with my grandfather. His name was Shelton Caulder and he served with the 254th at the end of WW2. I think he was transferred to the 254th from the 30th div. sometime after the bulge. He did bring back a German flag that was signed by the men in his unit. I believe he got this while with the 254th as most of the men have Mich. hometowns. Any information would be helpful or contact with surviving members of this unit. Thanks so much.

Mike Caulder
mike caulder
wilmington, NC USA - 12/7/2010 at 9:37:29 PM

I visited this Site Because my father is CSM Darrel Wagner and I just wanted to visit and see what it was all about... God Bless America Love you Dad...
Sam W
Traverse City, MI USA - 12/7/2010 at 7:59:31 PM

To Mr. Dan Lyon,
The e-mail address you posted in the message below doesn''t work. Please provide a good e-mail address. I have some information to send to you.

107th Engineer Association
LTC(ret) Tom Perry
Ishpeming, MI USA - 10/15/2010 at 7:27:35 AM

I''m looking into information regarding Private Thomas ''tommy" LYON Machine Gunner from the 107th "wolverine Battalion" From Russell Manitoba Canada

Please Respond to djlyon@shaw.ca
Dan Lyon
Edmonton, Alberta Canada - 10/14/2010 at 10:29:09 PM

My son and I are looking for information on his Great Grandfather Alger Strickling 107th SS Marie MI.

We found a lot of information thatnk you.
Jeff Strickling
Sachse, TX USA - 9/6/2010 at 11:51:01 AM

I am looking for any information regarding my Grandfather, John Henry Cornett from Alabama. I know his MOS was a Pioneer 729 and that he left New York on Feb. 11, 1944. He spent 1.8 years overseas and was in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. I do not know which unit he was in but I know he originally trained at Fort McClellan, AL. Any information would be appreciated. My email address is markalangner@yahoo.com.

Thank you and God bless,
Mark Langner
Mark Langner
Mt Olive, AL USA - 7/10/2010 at 9:10:14 PM

To: Mr. Harold Wiley.

Please send another contact message to the Association with your correct e-mail address. The e-mail address was wrong in your last message.

LTC(ret) Tom Perry
107th Engineer Association
Tom Perry
, USA - 3/30/2010 at 10:13:24 AM


I''m a french student. I am looking for informations, pictures, stories, or everything regarding HAROLD D. RUCKER, better known as "Rowdy", came from Calhoun County (South Carolina). During WWII, he served in the 107th Combat engineers, and the 254th, Company C. as Staff sergent. Landed in Omaha Beach 6th june 1944... He was one of the 25 men captured the 17th december 1944 near Bullingen during the Peipen offensive (battle of the Bulge). POW in Stalag 13 C Hammelburg am Main. He died in 1963.

Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you from France, thank you so much in advance.

F. Viltart
Paris, France - 12/28/2009 at 3:50:44 PM

I am looking for pictures, stories and information regarding my hero, my grandfather, Clifton Lemuel McCutchen, better known as "Mac". He served in the 291st Combat engineers, but after that information, I get a little foggy. I am going to pick up his discharge papers tomorrow. All of his ribbons and medals had apparently been tossed out by someone years ago. I do however have his rifle from the war, which I cherish. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much in advance.

Pamela Nolin
Pamela Nolin
Jeffersonville, IN USA - 10/11/2009 at 5:15:05 PM

I am looking for some information on a Colonel Ralph A. Loveland. Apparently he led the 107th Engineer Battalion (Combat)around 1942. I used to live next door to his daughter in Ann Arbor, and before she died she gave me a WWII German helmet that he shipped back from Europe. My son is quite interested in learning more about WWII, and so we are doing some research on the helmet and on Colonel Loveland. Thanks.
Ann Arbor, MI United States - 8/23/2009 at 8:02:42 PM

I am looking for any information on my grandfather. His name is William P newkam. He was in Germany durring the berlin airlift. He was in the corp of engineers. He was a mechanic and hvac repairman. If anyone knows of him and has any information please email me at d_newk@yahoo.com. I know he was also in the Pa army national guard after the war but I know nothing else of his military time.

Thank you
David Newkam

david newkam
umatilla, florida USA - 7/26/2009 at 11:03:03 AM

For 6th June 1944 LEST WE FORGET
To surviving Veterans of WW2, Thank you for our freedom, we will never forget you.
MY father Sgt Arley C Wall dec''d of WV was in 291st Engineers
Coy A Combat Batallion. Can anybody tell me if there is a
Veterans Association for the 291st? Thank you
PIPPA CHAPMAN ENGLAND twohootsnorwich@aol.com
with honour to those who have served since and who serve today
Pippa Chapman
Norwich, Norfolk England - 6/3/2009 at 9:14:38 PM

Greetings all! It was great to find this page. I was a part of A/107th in Calumet from 1989-1996. Now I''m prepare for my next deployment, this time to Afghanistan in the CJTF Phoenix ENG Cell.

I have fond memories of being an E-4 equipment operator, with the CPT Tom Perry as the commander and 1SG Calvin Harju.

MAJ David Henderson
Statesboro, GA USA - 5/28/2009 at 6:56:40 AM

Hi old timers of the 107th Engineer Asso. have been reading all the old Bull Sheets what a ball and it sure brings back a lot of memories. You think you may have forgot but you don''t. Dick Co.D 107th Regt. Co B 254th Bn.
Richard (Dick) Wills
Negaunee, MI USA - 4/10/2009 at 12:43:48 PM


I am looking for anyone who may have known or could recognize a photo of a man believe to be Captain Bill Williams, he would have been at Mt. Gretna, Pa. in 1944, with the Army Corp. of Engineers, Mt. Gretna was an encampment mixed in with Indiantown Gap National Guard, but he was not in the Guards. Please kindly email me if anyone knew what Corp. Of Engineer groups, may have been laying pipeline at Mt. Gretna, in the fall of 1944. Thank you. I can email you a photo...contact teena@pa.net

Teena Eaton
Loysville, Pa. USA - 4/1/2009 at 5:04:46 PM


I am looking for anyone who may have known or could recognize a photo of a man believe to be Captain Bill Williams, he would have been at Mt. Gretna, Pa. in 1944, with the Army Corp. of Engineers, Mt. Gretna was an encampment mixed in with Indiantown Gap National Guard, but he was not in the Guards. Please kindly email me if anyone knew what Corp. Of Engineer groups, may have been laying pipeline at Mt. Gretna, in the fall of 1944. Thank you. I can email you a photo...contact teena@pa.net

Teena Eaton
Loysville, Pa. USA - 4/1/2009 at 5:04:02 PM

To: Mr Allen Leny.

You sent me an e-mail but when I tried to respond to you, your e-mail address got rejected. Please contact me, secretary at 107thengineers.org, with your correct e-mail address. Thanks. Tom
Tom Perry
Roscommon, MI USA - 3/28/2009 at 9:41:50 AM

Ralph Harris
Urania, La. USA - 3/17/2009 at 6:16:38 PM

Pictures of the 2008 107th Reunion were great - enjoyed them very much. Not that often when that many 1st Class Guys and Gals gather in one place! Keep up the outstanding work Tom - thanks.
Jim Dougovito
L''Anse, Michigan USA - 2/7/2009 at 3:20:30 AM

Respect and Admiration to those brave men. God Bless Them All.
b WW2-Vet-Co.E-345th-Regt-87th-Inf.Div.
Jim Hennessey
Bayonne, New Jersey USA - 1/29/2009 at 7:47:16 PM

my great uncle name was ore banfeild he served in a eng, unit in battle of bulge he was on a detail building a baily bridge was shelled by 88s wounded and spent six months in german hospital i dont know wich unit he was in i hope someone may have know him or heard there family members talk about hime he was from chattaroye wva my e.mail is rickdorty@peoplepccom thanks for your time he was one of those DAMMED ENGINEERS that save the u.s armys ass !
joe f daugherty
louisa, ky USA - 1/17/2009 at 9:57:50 PM

Mr. Seel........I knew Warren "Orvell" Crow. He was a wonderful man. Yes, he was from Wellston, Manistee County Michigan. I wish I had the time to tell you how and why I came across your post here. Maybe some day I will be able to tell you.

Orv died a few years ago. I know that his widow (2nd wife) and his son (he had 2 older children) are still in that area last I heard. I did however call my sister and told her what I had found and she is going to call Orv''s sister about it. Please contact me at dlrector@charter.net

Thank You,

Deborah Rector
Houghton, MI USA - 1/13/2009 at 1:36:34 PM

Hello to the the 107th members,

My new book - Letters From Heroes - WWI & WWII was just released this week. The book is dedicated to the 104th & 107th Engineers, and I was able to add a few photo''s of the 107th while in training during World War II. My father was Sgt. Edward T. Cook of the 107th, until being transferred to the 104th as a Lieutenant. Please contact me if you want an autographed copy at edward.cook3250@sbcglobal.net. I will also have some sent to the bookstores in the Sault & Marquette.

Ed Cook
Ed Cook
Zion, Illinois USA - 12/13/2008 at 5:34:06 PM

I just read the history of the 254th. My Uncle Richard P. Gough(my namesake) served with the 254th from Normandy to the end in Co. A. I am sorry that I never got to talk to him much about his experiences and what he went through. I have always admired him as a caring human being but even more so now that I realize what he endured during those years of WWII. I still remember him blousing his boots in the early 50''s. These are America''s real Heros !!!
Rich Gough
Whiting, NJ USA - 12/5/2008 at 10:36:59 PM

Just did a search and found this website. I served with B Co. 107th for 5 years after I discharged regular army in 1978. This was a great experience for a paper-shuffler (company clerk). You were a great bunch of guys.

Ron Hill
Ron Hill
Hurley, WI USA - 11/18/2008 at 9:59:02 PM

My father, Cpl. John M. Fritts (pasted away June 30, 1989), was with the 3rd Platoon, Company C, 254th Engineers Combat Battalion. My father would not talk about his WWII experiences. So, my mother and I would like to find out as information as possible. My mother remembers my father speaking of a SGT Warren O. Crow, if that information helps. We know is landed a Normandy and was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge.

If anyone has any knowledge to share with us, please email me at dwfritts@cox.net.

Thank you.

Dennis Fritts
Topeka, KS USA - 10/13/2008 at 11:04:09 PM

col perry, as we discussed at sgm floriano''s retirement I would like to get col lennert''s address. my e-mail address is rehncurt@gmail.com. thanks

curt rehn
curt rehn
inn, mi USA - 9/6/2008 at 9:15:35 PM

Ltc. Col. Perry: Please do a thing on your site that when someone signs in with their e-mail we can contact them. Thank you Sir. robertrwilson@hotmail.com
SSGT Robert Wilson
Udorn, Thailand - 8/25/2008 at 5:00:56 AM

I''d like to thank the men and women of the 107th EN BN (AND THEIR FAMILIES) for sacrificing so much while serving in Iraq. I''m glad that I''ve been able to send care packages, cards and letters to show that kids my age and people of all ages are supporting their efforts and appreciate them. I''m glad they''ll be coming home soon.
Thank you for protecting my freedoms and helping those that have no freedom of their own. God Bless you all!
Destiny Eadie, age 12
Honorary Marine since 12/06/07
Hi SFC Richard Lopez and SPC Dave Carey
Destiny Eadie
Belleville, Michigan USA - 6/1/2008 at 6:39:14 PM

Just going over the message board and noticed that I hadn''t sent anything out since January! The time is flying by here and the weather is heating up into the low 100''s. Our sappers have been seeing a lot of action and our route clearance equipment has been protecting them better than could be expected. Our troops are starting to ramp up for our much anticipated replacements to arrive. The 107th continues to set the bar high in every mission assigned. This includes route clearance, maintenance of the fleet and taking care of soldiers. Rest assured your loved ones are in good hands over here with the leadership team on the ground.

See you soon...
CW5 Joe Floriano
Baghdad, Iraq - 5/4/2008 at 7:25:45 AM

I AS A PROUD MEMBER OF CHARLIE COMPANY, WANT TO TELL ALL OF YOU THAT I WISH YOU THE VERY BEST. As you know we have lost many of our brothers over the years. You officers that i dealt with as 2nd Looies and are now ltc''s and above should remember the nasty ole man sgt in Co. C.. A few of our officers made it all the way up (Ingesollian) etc. I know live back here in the Viet Nam combat zone. It is very peaceful except in the south, west, north. Come over and enjoy this country. 15 from Delta County have been here to visit including PSG Wayne Berthume and the county sheriff, Gary Carlson. IT IS GREAT HERE. Demo keep your powder dry!!!

Udorn, NONG GAE THAILAND - 4/26/2008 at 6:35:07 AM

Here I am in Gori, Republic of Georgia. I am working for a defense contractor until mid April. I am leading a team of former Soldiers who are training their combat engineer battalion. The people in Georgia are super friendly, the wine is great (beer too) and the women are beautiful.......what more does a guy need to know. Gori''s one claim to fame is that it is the birth place of Joseph Stalin. There is a museum here honoring him but I haven''t been there yet. This past week was an interesting one. On Friday, myself and my assistant team chief (another retired LTC) got to drive a Georgian owned Soviet made T-72 main battle tank. We also got to fire the tank''s 12.5 mm machine gum. How''s that for a strange twist of history. All thru my military career, I studied how to defeat and destroy T-55/72''s etc. and now I had a opportunity to drive one. It was cool. Yesterday, Sunday I went to a picnic/party at the battalion sergeant major''s house which is about 5 km from the border of one of their break away provinces, South Ossetia. And the Russian/Chechyn was about another 30 km past that over the mountains. So when the wind was coming from the north I was probably breathing Russian air. My how the world has changed in the last 20 years. That''s all for now. Good As Done! Tom
LTC(ret) Tom Perry
Roscommon, MI USA - 3/10/2008 at 4:42:40 AM

Dear Sirs,
I''m realy hopeless ! Perhaps, you may help me to magnify the courage of my saver.Here is my story and copy of more then thousand mails and letters I writted, without an answer. Maybe my failure it’s because I dont’t speek english !
My heroe : Joseph H. Corbeau. Service Number 31217879, born on May 29, 1913 Cumberland, Maine. Enrolement December 17, 1942. Cumberland.Deceased on June 29, 1994 to Bryan, Williams, Ohio.
Soc. Sec. Number 004-05-7299 Maine

On December 24, 1944, on Xmas days, my town, Malmedy, now in Belgium but in this time annexed by the nazi’s, was bombed.
The house where I was sheltered, was severely toughed, and I was, with others, burried in the ruins.
About 12 GI’s that my mother had received with hearty welcome during a short time ( between mid-december 1944 and mid-january 1944 ) of this painfull winter ( minus 25°/30° - 1 to 3 feet snow, without glazing nor heating ), have made all was possible to do, for extracting me – I was wounded - from the debris. They obtain first a bulldozer for this job and after requisition or borrow a Jeep to escort us (my mother, my young brother and I ) to Eupen hospital ( about 20 miles ) trough the German lines. There, on the same day, I was carefully done by an US medical unit. They save my life !!!!
All paper and picture are destroyed since this time. No names, no unities. My mother is deceased since a long time.
I mean its possible to know what Regiment where in Malmedy in this time >> ?? >>1st ID, 30th INF BAT, 117th or 120th Infantry Regiment and 291st Engineers (Col PERGRIN), 723th 743th or 745th Tank Battalion, aso …
From December 1944 to the years ‘50, as jong boy, I was playing
« soldier » with a present, very likely from one of my 12 heroes ; this gift was a light khaki under-helmet ( not a steel one ) with a name paint with RED LETTERS : Josef CORBEAU . I remember this detail any months ago only.
He was sergeant, then it’s possible the 12 other GI’s were issued from the same plattoon. Its the only indication I have to identify the boys who save my life, or at list to identify their unity.
Other details :
« Mr. Corbeau, an Army sergeant during World War II at Fort Knox, Ky. was manager of Maine Cash and Carry Wholesale Candy and Tobacco Co. in Portland for several years » (I’ve writting four times to this society, without answer ….) I had here the sentiment that the « ordinary » US people had more patriotic meanings for these heroes, our savers.
PLEASE HELP ME - Thank you - Philippe F. KRINGS, Malmedy, Belgium.

Philippe F. KRINGS
MALMEDY, BELGIUM - 3/2/2008 at 10:17:00 AM


First, before I turn to my request, please let me introduce myself: my name is Mike Smeets. I am a 37 year old historical reseacher from Landgraaf, The Netherlands. For many, many years now I have been studying the exploits of the German Battlegroup Peiper - 1st SS Panzerdivision - and its US adversaries during the Battle of the Bulge 1944. Over the years I have been able to contact many German and US veterans, and still living civilian eye-witnesses, who helped me reconstruct the events as they happened so many years ago. Archives are being visited and relevant documents studied. In addition I am also in contact with several wellknown authors who display their vast knowledge in this field everytime I need their assistance. As I am living very near to the beautiful Ardennes, I have visited the actual battlefields numerous times already.

I would be very much interested to hear from 254th Combat Engineer veterans and/or family members who would be willing to provide me with information about Büllingen in December 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge.

Thank you very much in advance and God bless,

Mike Smeets

Mike Smeets
Landgraaf, The Netherlands - 3/2/2008 at 4:29:06 AM

I am looking for any information on my grandfather John Healy. He was in WWII. He served with the 112th and the 291st. I''m not sure which he served with longer. He was an automotive mechanic. I believe he was with the 112th when he stormed Omaha beach. I know he told my grandmother there were 600 men with him that day and that only 39 were alive at night count. He never knew how many of those men lived to see the end of the war. If anyone can help me or remembers my grandfather I would love to hear from them. My papa died when I was 16 and I miss him everyday. It would mean the world to me and my family to be able to find out anything about this time in his life because he rarely spoke about it. My e-mail address is ccollins2009@yahoo.com

Thank you to all the men and woman who have served and who are serving. God bless you all

Cory Collins
Cory Collins
Levelland, TX USA - 2/4/2008 at 11:29:55 AM

Thanks (niece) Pvt Kallie Derouin for the link.
Can''t believe you got some good ole'' hometown snow there.
It is snowing as I type this here in Bark River, huge half-dollar size flakes. yes, it does bring a peaceful feeling.
Be safe, we are thinking of you and all our troops every day.
God''s blessings and safe-keeping to you all.
Bonnie Peterson
Bonnie Peterson
Bark River, MI USA - 1/26/2008 at 12:37:45 PM

It was good to work with CH Rhodes and the rest of the 107th and thank you for replacing myself and the rest of the 130th. You guys take care.

Chaplain Assistant
120th EN BN (OK NT''L Guard)
SPC Rasmussen, Brice
Broken Arrow, Ok USA - 1/11/2008 at 12:33:04 PM

Good Morning Engineers all around the world! I am starting to assemble articles and info for the 2008 edition of the "Bull Sheet"(52nd edition). I need your help. If you have articles that you would like to include in the "Bull Sheet" please send them to me. What I REALLY need help with every year is the TAPS column listing the Association and/or battalion alumni who have passed away in the last year. I don''t always "get the word" when our veterans pass on to the Lord. So if you would send me a short note giving me their name and date of passing I will include their name in the TAPS column. I am easy to contact by e-mail. Just click on the "Contact Us" link near the bottom of the website Homepage. I will automatically receive your e-mail message. Or you can e-mail me at secretary@107thengineers.org. Good As Done! Tom Perry, Secretary.
Tom Perry
Roscommon, MI USA - 1/9/2008 at 11:37:04 AM

Thanks SFC Perry Nora for the link to the website. I appreciate being able to follow our troops. We''re proud of each and everyone of you servicemen. Take care, stay safe, and come home soon.
Pat Saari-Sherbinow
Marquette, MI USA - 1/6/2008 at 2:00:10 PM

Thank you to each and everyone, for your bravery and sacrafices. I am greatful to live in the land of the free because of the brave. You are all HEROS in my book. May god bless you all.
Jerry Cannon Jr.
Kalkaska, MI USA - 1/4/2008 at 5:24:37 AM

I was just looking over the guestbook here and decided to give you all a quick update. We are running many missions per week here and have the largest contingent of Route Clearance Equipment in theater. We are also running the most missions as well. Morale is high and I am happy to say that although the sappers are keeping on their toes, the occurrences are much less than when we first got here (knocking on wood). The FSC maintenance team is setting a very high standard with the transition to two levels of maintenance initiatives. We are miles ahead of our Army counterparts. We are performing engine, transmission and transfer case replacements and so many other highly technical tasks, I must stop here. We have had many visitors looking at our operation. Setting the bar higher is what the 107th has always done. I couldn''t be prouder of the effort these great Americans are putting forth. You should all be proud of them as I know you are!
Joe Floriano
Baghdad, Iraq - 1/3/2008 at 9:57:57 AM

Wishing you all a wonderful new year and hope to
see you all again soon! Be safe and thank you
for keeping us safe!
The Albrecht Family
(family of John O''Connor)

The Albrecht family
Macungie, Pennsylvania USA - 1/3/2008 at 8:46:20 AM

Cool site.
Pat Williams
Newton Centre, MA United States - 12/26/2007 at 11:57:12 PM

Good Bless you all!!! I appreciate being able to see this info site and the pictures are great... please, remember that you are ALL number 1 in my heart. Not a day goes by that you aren''t thought of and prayed for -- looking forward to the safe return of the 107th (and all troops). Merry Christmas!
Marcia Nora-Paquette
Negaunee, MI USA - 12/22/2007 at 6:43:57 PM

COl Perry I need your e-mail address so I can mail you some picture of the 107th here in Iraq.

SFC Lopez Personal e-mail address soulourlove38@hotmail.com


Camp librty

The Medics
Richard A Lopez
Munising, Mi USA - 12/21/2007 at 11:49:09 AM

Drive on Engineers God bless you all
"Engineers lead the way"
SSG Robert Porta
Cameron, NC USA - 12/18/2007 at 4:06:05 PM

In the very near future you will see changes to our web design and layout. As part of that initiative we would like to post pictures of our Soldiers who are currently on deployment. If you have pictures of our Soldiers in action oversesas, e-mail them to me. If they are appropriate for posting to the web site, I will forward them to the web master. Thank You. Good As Done! LTC(ret) Tom Perry
LTC(ret)Tom Perry
Roscommon, MI USA - 11/13/2007 at 2:20:43 PM

Kris, Thank You so very much, is there any way you can get ahold of her, all the phone numbers that I have been able to get are not hers. My e-mail address is sandyrat59@comcast.net. I would love to get back in touch with her and again THANK YOU!!!
Sandy Bryan
Jacksonville, Fl USA - 10/12/2007 at 5:31:36 PM

Hi to everyone! Just wanted to quickly say thank you to the association and all the individuals who support our Soldiers and their families! The Association will be posting our newsletters and such starting in October...... watch for them:) Also please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or just comments for the 107th FRG.... I am the 107th FRG President.
To the Soldiers gone..... I will do everything I can to help support you and your families while you are away!! Please let someone know if your family is in need while you are gone.... We cannot help them if we don''t know they are in need......
To my husband...... WE miss you....... see you later;)
Amy Jannausch
107th FRG President
ajannausch@hotmail.com or 906-869-9983
Amy Jannausch
Ishpeming, Michigan USA - 9/30/2007 at 2:34:47 PM

Greetings to all the 107th. The HSC and FSC are getting ready to embark on a tour that will take us to parts that some of us have never been, and some have been more than they would have liked. Like Mr. Floriano stated, we are setting the standard during our MOB and ARTEP training. The 107th has always had a standard that was above and beyond the Army standard. We are looking to uphold all of those and make everyone proud. It''s different on this side of the fence. I watched over 400 of our very own deploy over the past few years, and here I am getting ready myself. What an odd and somewhat fulfilling feeling. The Engineer companies we are with are a great bunch. Not much different than our own, except the accent of course. I got a bunch of them saying "eh" after their sentences. Some of them are trying too hard to say it, and I just tell them that it has to come naturally and don''t force it. They''re getting there though. Anyways, feel free to drop me a line to say hi, and I know that the FRG''s and LTC (RET) Perry will keep youse all in da loop.

Take care and we''ll see yas all later, eh?!

SFC Nora
SFC Perry Nora
Ishpeming, MI USA - 9/18/2007 at 8:26:42 PM

You are all so brave. I pray for the safety of each and every person serving along with someone very special to me. Sgt. Atkins, you are a wonderful man, brave and beautiful and I will miss you so very much. I''ll be thinking of you always and waiting for you to return. No matter what happens, I will be here.... missing you and waiting to love you! Please be safe and remember that I am here. I Love You sweetheart!
marquette, michigan USA - 9/18/2007 at 6:54:09 AM

Just a note to tell you all is well with the 107th as we prepare to move over the pond. We are finishing our ARTEP this week and are preparing to send most of our soldiers home for a well deserved rest, before leaving. As usual, the 107th is carrying on our proud tradition but setting the standard here. We have 3 sapper units from VA, NC and MO, all pulling together as we train up for our most important mission. We have rehearsed and rehearsed and are ready to get on with it.
Glad to be back in the battalion..
Joe Floriano
Fort mcCoy, WI USA - 9/11/2007 at 3:20:42 PM

This 107th site is great! I especially enjoyed the World War II history of the Battalion. My Dad, Jack B. McLaurin was in the 107th from Calumet from about 1939 until the end of the war. He never told us much about his experiences so it was very interesting to read about what they did. I know he was a Staff Sgt at the beginning of the war and was a Captain at the end. I''d appreciate hearing fom anyone who knew him. He died in Krabi, Thailand in 1962 after spending several years doing constuction work in Greenland, Alaska, Austrailia, India, and Thailand.
John McLaurin
Tampa, Florida USA - 8/26/2007 at 9:44:44 PM

Just a quick note to say hi to everyone...especially A Co! Hope all is well with the entire 107th crew. I think of you guys often! Essayons!
CPT Shannon Way
Ft. Bragg, NC USA - 8/20/2007 at 9:25:12 AM

hey does anyone know an email address I could use to find out whether or not I will be deploying with the 107th? I''m in AIT right now, and will be graduating August 24th.....I really don''t want to go to Iraq right now, at least not yet.
Escanaba, MI USA - 8/9/2007 at 2:09:08 PM

your friend sara is in Gladstone michigan
, mn USA - 8/4/2007 at 1:39:15 PM

PLEASE HELP ME!!!! I''m looking for Steve Sanville! I believe you are the nephew of a long lost friend of mine and I''ve been trying to find her for many, many years. Her name is Sara Kofsky (Wolfe is her maiden name). I was stationed with her in the Navy at Long Beach Naval Hospital in the late 1980''s. Please if anyone has any information about my dear friend, please contact me.
Sandy Bryan
Jacksonville, Florida USA - 7/18/2007 at 3:33:15 PM

NEWBERG, OREGON USA - 7/11/2007 at 7:31:42 AM

Great site, I love all vets.
Jack Johnson
Frankfort, KY USA - 7/8/2007 at 1:35:39 PM

Good Morning Engineers,
As most of you know the Headquarters Support Company (HSC) and the Forward Support Company (FSC) of the 107th Engineer Battalion have been mobilized to support the Global War on Terror. These two companies are the resultant units after the former HHC was reorganized under the Army''s new restructuring of the engineer regiment. The Soldiers are reporting to the mobilization station in July for post-mobilization training with onward assignment to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

There will be a public "send-off" ceremony for the units on Sunday, 22 July 2007 at the Ishpeming Armory. The opening formation is at 0730 hrs and the buses depart the parking lot at 0930 hrs. You are all welcome to attend anytime between those hours.

This event somewhat conflicts with the 107th Engineer Association Reunion taking place at the Soo Armory that weekend. I personally will be attending the reunion and banquet Saturday night, 21 July and getting up early on Sunday to drive to the Ishpeming Armory to see the troops off on their big adventure. It would be nice to see a big turn out of former 107th Soldiers for the going away. Be there if you can!

For more info, please e-mail me. I''ll provide what details I can without compromising Operational Security (OPSEC).

Good As Done!
Tom Perry
107th Engineer Association
secretary at 107thengineers.org

(Note: Because my e-mail service provider only lets me send a limited number of messages per day, I have to break up my distribution list to stay under the maximum. So you may receive the message on a different day than some others on my mailing list. I am always looking for new e-mail addresses for former 107/254th members. If you know of a former 107/254th member who you want to make sure is on my mailing list, send their address to me. Thanks. Tom)
Tom Perry
Roscommon, MI USA - 6/28/2007 at 10:59:44 AM

Don''t know how I ended up on your website. But I do want to say hello to all the members of your Engineer Platoon that were with us in Texas/Afghanistan from March 2005 to April 2006. I hope that your lives are back to as normal as can be expected. A special shout out to SFC Gibson. I always remember your story about the time you missed that duck.
SFC Perfecto Facundo
Weslaco, Texas USA - 6/27/2007 at 6:18:59 PM


I need again your help…!

My name is JL SEEL and in 2002, I have been in touch with Mr. Ross Stevens and Ed Vickstrom to locate and return Mr. Warren "Orvell" Crow’s mess kit who had been a member of the Co. B 254th EngC Bn - Mr. Crow was from Wellston, MI.

I searched again that same area (where the unit had a large bivouac in the Fall 1944 near Bullingen) and found two interesting items, one gold school ring and one marked mess kit.

The ring was dug on top of a large foxhole and found with a small part of a leather glove, guessing that the soldier lost it while removing his glove. The top part of a stainless mess kit was dug with C rations cans near another large foxhole. It took a hit, pierced by shrapnel and has been scratched with the following name or "surname" LORD MARKS.

The ring is dated 1942 and bears the following initials A.J.P. I took pictures of the discovery and even filmed it, the discovery spot being 25 yards away from my car...

If we can identify the school, I think that it should be then “quite easy” to identify the owner in contacting the school.

I re-read my correspondence with the late Mr. Roger Phillips where he mentioned that the 254th EngC Bn was originally formed with citizens of Michigan. The ring could be then a school from the State of Michigan.

Another step would be to check for any 254th EngC member bearing the initials A.J.P.

I tried without result to contact directly the webmaster Mr. Ross because I need an email address where to send the pictures of that ring. So any help would be really appreciated!

Of course, if we can locate the former owners, I would be more than happy to ship back the items.

Best regards,

Jean-Louis SEEL

GEMMENICH, BELGIUM - 6/19/2007 at 2:43:24 AM

Ross, I dont know if my previous message went through. It was quite long and it just dropped off before I was finished. Please just delete it and I will re-submit. Thanks for all your hard work on this website.
, USA - 6/10/2007 at 2:02:44 AM

I just read issue 51 of the BullSheet and I am interested in the photo of the regimental band. My dad, Glenn Gregg enlisted in the 107th company B 4/13/1937 and he was in the band by 1940. I wonder if any of the surviving members would know if my dad was at McCoy or if he was in the band photo. He was a bugler in the CCC and he also played the clarinet.
I have several negatives that were my dad''s taken either while he was in the CCC or while he was in the National Guard. He was a photographer and taught classes in photography, electricity, telegraphy, telephone theory and line construction while in the CCC. Is there an email address to which I could send some scans so someone there might be able to identify the guys?
I trying to find out more about his service during WWII.
Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciaed.
Thank you
Annette McCord
Ionia, MI USA - 6/7/2007 at 5:15:30 PM

2nd post on Mando Moschella, nickname SHORTY. My father in law would like to say hi to everyone in the 254th. He served in WW2 and is very proud of his service. If anyone remembers him please email and I will pass it on to him. He is 88 yrs old and in good health. Thanks
Brent Leonard
Azle, TX USA - 5/11/2007 at 3:19:34 PM

I saw the comment by LTC Perry in the latest Bull Sheet and my comment on it is this: The treasury/attendance at events has probably been going down because NO ONE notifies some of the 107th Engr Bn retirees! About the only news/information I get is from this website.
Dan Leppanen
Ishpeming, MI USA - 5/2/2007 at 12:26:04 AM

It''s that time of year again. The 2007 version of the Bull Sheet (#51) went into the mail last week. You should start seeing them in your mailbox in the next week or two. If you don''t receive a Bull Sheet or know of some else who did not receive one, let the webmaster know the mailing address and I will send one to you. Good As Done!

Tom Perry
107th Engineer Association

Tom Perry
Roscommon, MI USA - 4/23/2007 at 5:40:46 PM

I like to check this site occasionally just to see what is happening with everyone. My father was with the 107 th Engineerss during WWII. His name was William G. Pinch. He was from Laurium. If anyone out there remembers him I would love to hear from you.

Marie Baker
Marie Baker
Debary, FL USA - 3/23/2007 at 7:13:27 AM

I currently am a member of the 1437th MRBC have been in for 7 years and am on my second 6 year enlistment. The pride and honor I get from knowing im a part of the BEST DAMN BRIDGE UNIT IN THE ARMY is uncomparable to anything i have ever done. It was nice looking over the history of the 107th and am honored to be a part of that history, you have a great site here and i will visit it again.
Sgt. Miller Aaron C.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI. USA - 3/20/2007 at 2:49:15 PM

Several years ago When I lived in Belgium I had the pleasure of meeting the late Roger Phillips who''d fought in the 254th Engineer Combat Battalion and been briefly captured in Bullingen by Kampfgruppe Peiper on 17th December 1944. This coming 17th December a brand new museum will be opened next to the site of the Malmedy Massacre. You can read all about this unique event on the following website;


If any veteran of the 254th Engineer combat Battalion who was in Bullingen on 17th dec 44 card to come along he''d be most welcome !

Will Cavanagh
Will Cavanagh
Chester-Le-Street, England - 3/3/2007 at 2:05:43 PM

I am due to join the 1437 Engr Co in September 2007. I want to hear from anyone that was or is in that unit.
PFC Michael Wesoloski
Grayling, Michigan USA - 2/28/2007 at 11:54:55 PM

thanks to all for your service.

My father Sgt. Tech Joseph Camara was with Company A of the 112th, went ashore on D-Day, was part of a joint ops with the navy, injured in the Battle of the Bulge. Honorable discharge, purple heart, 5 battlestars and an arrowhead. Oddly, I can''t seem to find much else on A company and I would be most grateful for any additional info.

Fall River, Massachusetts USA - 1/29/2007 at 3:32:29 AM

I think of you often,Mike Richards.............you will always be in my heart, Kris
kris klave smith
crosslake, mn USA - 1/6/2007 at 2:54:37 AM

My fater-in-law, William Buhl, of Winchester,va, was a driver for a Lt. platoon leader in "A" co, 112th and went ashore on d-day. I would like for you to e-mail a photo of "A: Co., and I''ll get it to him.

william brown
winchester, va USA - 12/22/2006 at 9:50:12 PM

To Bill Moses

I was in the 254 th A comp.I don''t recall the name Herbert Thompkins. Only the first platoon of A comp went in at H+1 on D-Day. I have a photo of the first platoon that I can E-mail you. Send me your address if you want a copy.

Ted Rehman
Ted Rehman
Tucson, AZ USA - 12/4/2006 at 10:06:07 AM

To the person looking for information on Herbert Tomkins he was in Co. B and from Richmond VI and I stopped to see him one time years ago. I was in a different platoon but got to know him when he was executive officer. He was a nice guy. R. Wills
Richard H. Wills
Negaunee, MI USA - 12/2/2006 at 10:06:14 AM

Greetings fellow veterans.

I retired from CA ARNG after 37 yrs in 2001. It was a good run.
Looking for any info or remberances from A Co 254th C Engineers
or anyone remembering Herbert W. Tompkins. He was in the Platoon that went in to Omaha Beach at H+1. Inquiring for his son,
Herbert W. Tompkins III. Anyone know him?

P.S. Houah for your guys in the CZ....you dont hear enough aobut how many folks here support your efforts. "Get ''er done" and come home.
Bill Moses
Sacramento, California USA - 11/24/2006 at 10:15:17 PM

Do any of you remember a short, fast talking, Italian from Boston, Ma. He is my father in law and is very proud of his service. I thought I might supprise him with some of his old friends from WW2. I have printed the Bull Sheet for him, which he enjoys very much.
Thank you

Mando Moschella
Ft. Worth,, TX USA - 10/27/2006 at 4:58:53 PM

Lawrence Taylor-

My email address is

Ted Rehman
Tucson, AZ USA - 10/22/2006 at 11:45:49 AM

To Lawrence Taylor looking for people of his company in 254th Engers. You didn''t say which company you were in or when. I was in Co. B Dick Wills
Richard Wills
Negaunee, MI USA - 10/12/2006 at 11:22:43 AM

PFC Lawrence Taylor; I was in the 254th Engr battalion, A co, first platoon during WW2 Your name sounds familiar. If you want, contact me at my email address.

Ted Rehman
Ted Rehman
Tucson, AZ USA - 10/9/2006 at 4:56:59 PM

Served with 1437th Engineer Company, Treadway/Float Bridge, Korea.
William Barrett
Grand Rapids, MI USA - 10/5/2006 at 6:02:10 PM

Greetings from "The Land of Smiles"
I am happy to see that our troops made it back safe and sound. Here in Thailand as you know we just went through a military coup tossing out Thaksin Shinawata and all of his crooked government. The people can finally breathe without being taxed for it. Not a shot fired and all the kids and parents are having their pictures taken with the armour. Bangkok is full of soldiers and tanks. In a few months they will have election again to replace all of the crooks from police to politicans. They was so crooked that their hands never got cold because they always had their hands in someone elses pockets. Take care and keep your powder dry.
SSgt Robert Wilson ret.
nong gae, Thailand - 9/28/2006 at 1:53:50 AM

I''m looking for anyone from my Company. The 254th Engineers.
PFC Lawrence Taylor
Norwich, CT USA - 8/30/2006 at 10:36:58 PM

I am actually looking for a soldier and friend by the name of Michael Thode, who was living in Rockford, IL prior to deployment. I haven''t heard from him in quite some time and was concerned, so I have been doing some searching to find if he made it back home, and ran across an online newsletter for a reunion for the 107th Engineer Association, and I believe he was C Company...? I wanted to tell him that I miss him and hope he made it back home safely. If anyone has any information on him I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!
Huron, SD USA - 7/26/2006 at 4:34:36 PM

I met a lot of Michigan MPs in Louisiana during hurricane relief last summer...great bunch of guys. I have now joined the LA National Guard but believe that very soon I will go active. Thanks for everything you do and stay safe. SPC Angela Fry 527th Eng BN.
West Monroe, LA USA - 7/7/2006 at 10:00:17 AM

Member of the 107th Eng BN in Ironwood Michigan, from Sep1999-Aug2004. Good luck to the unit with the move to Ironriver, it was hard to say good bye when I moved, but even harder noing they have combined the two units. Sgt Leonard Meyer 1-120FA "RED FOX"
Leonard Meyer
Little Chute, WI USA - 5/30/2006 at 3:12:04 PM

The History of the 104th Combat Engineers: Pacific Campaign: 1942-1945

By Author Edward T. Cook

The Author Edward T. Cook is the son of the late Major Edward T. Cook, who served with the 104th Combat Engineers during World War II. Edward wrote this book to give a historical account of the 104th Combat Engineers.

Major Edward T. Cook had also served with the 107th Combat Engineers as a Sergeant. He served at Fort Brady in the Sault, before going to Officer Candidate School

The book is avaialable at Barnes & Noble.Com, Publish America.Com,
or can be ordered thru your favorite bookstore.
Edward T. Cook
Zion, Illinois USA - 5/21/2006 at 5:12:15 AM

Jesse F. Cleveland, an Army Engineer, was KIA on 06 June 1944 during the Normandy Invasion, please forward any details.

Alex Wensowitch
, USA - 5/9/2006 at 10:44:37 PM

I was looking for information about my dad''s service and found this site. According to the papers we have, my dad, Glenn W. Gregg from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, enlisted in the Michigan National Guard Company B, 107th Engineers in April 1937. He was honorably discharged from Co B May 1939 and enlisted in Band, 107th Engrs May 1940. He was a Corporal in July 1940 and a Sergeant in August 1940. He inducted in Federal Service October 1940 and was honorably discharged September 7, 1945 from H & S Co 182 Engr C Bn.
Are there any records that can be searched to find more information? I can''t find anything out about the 182nd. I also don''t know much about what he did while in the National Guard. According to his Army discharge papers he was in the Italian Campaigns from 1943-1945.
If anyone knew/remembers my dad or has any information or knows where I can look for more information about the 182nd, please contact me.

Thank you for your service to our country!

Annette McCord
Annette McCord
Ionia, Michigan USA - 5/7/2006 at 4:48:50 PM

Hi everyone,
I''m a friend of Sarah Lanczy, and I heard about this site and thought I''d take the time to write something. I just want you all to know that what you are doing is an honorable thing. Though it may not always seem like it, the nation does stand behind you. Our nation stands because of the soldiers who defend it. I am truly grateful for what you do. God bless you all.
Matt Starr
Plainfield, Illinois USA - 3/26/2006 at 3:07:24 PM

Just a note to tell all you men and women that serve our nation and it''s people, You are loved, you are appreciated, you are needed, you are missed, what you do does make a difference, your sacrifice does not go unoticed, and I personally Thank you for all you do. It is simple. You Matter! I pray for your safe return home, and for the families of those who have suffered your loss.
I know how blessed this country is to have you, each and everyone of you.
God Bless you all!
Saint Helen, MI USA - 3/25/2006 at 8:47:47 PM

My name is Katie I am a senior at Richfield High. I''m writting to tell all of you how very proud I am of you. You are not only my hero''s but you are to many. There isnt a day that passes that I dont think about you and pray for you. You will always be in our hearts. Keep up the good work and return safe.
Richfield, Ut USA - 2/16/2006 at 5:09:58 PM

Well you guys finally made it "A Great Big Welcome home and Thank You for fighting for our country!" I was down in Baraga when you came in on the busses! I never saw so many happy faces!

Dennis Cleary,

"Forgotten Eagles"
Dennis Cleary
DOLLAR BAY, MI. USA - 1/26/2006 at 2:05:20 PM

To the guys and gals of the 107th,

My best wishes and prayers to those of you upon your deployment to Iraq; and, to those of you still in the UP guarding our northern border.

I am a Troll (born south of the Macinac Bridge in Benton Harbor), but a Yooper by choice after serving as the RA advisor to the 107th in the early ''80''s. Something about the UP and especially the 107th goes bone deep, and never leaves. After twenty five years, I maintain deep and meaningful friendships with many folks I met in the 107th and the UP ... more so than any other place in my twenty two years of military service.

As for being in Iraq, I offer my own reflections upon being in the Middle East and other dirty, miserable places years ago. While in the midst of the daily tedium and lonliness of being overseas in a combat zone, punctuated unexpectedly with intense and deadly moments ... it''s hard to realize that eventually you will look back on these days as the richest of your life. Take the time and effort to put your thoughts down on paper to a loved one; cram your hard drive with photos of your buddies and the action; and, take great pride in what you are doing. I wish I had done more of that in my two wars -- but, I treasure the photos, letters and memories that I do have. You''re in the right place, at the right time, and most importantly --- doing the right thing.

With regard to what the near-sighted, spineless REMF''s at the Washington Post and New York Times write --- remember that our own American revolution took eight years to win (with help from German, Polish, and French soldiers), and with ONLY 35% of the people believing in George Washington and what he was doing! Then, thirty years later in 1812, we had to fight another three years to keep it! By comparison, what you guys accomplished in a few months is absolutely amazing --- and, taking place at light speed. So, take a ferocious fight to the enemy, ignore the simple-minded REMF''s, and come home with pride and the mission accomplished.

You are living a unique, glorious and selfless moment in history. This is the first time ever, for a powerful nation to lead its allies to aid millions of subjugated people of another faith and culture who desperately want their freedom --- but, had no way to acheive it. That is, until you arrived. You are turning history in a noble direction. I am proud of you, as are virtually all right-thinking Americans.

May God speed you safely home.

Tom Gard
LTC (Ret) Tom Gard
Ashburn, Virginia USA - 1/23/2006 at 12:03:55 AM

Hey everyone, cant wait till all of you''s return home safely and hear all of the things you''s did over there and how much progess u did to help build Iraq and building their army to improve themselves over there, well like the saying goes, you''s guys are gettin "ER" Done!!
lenny beaudoin
marquette, mi USA - 1/22/2006 at 6:35:34 PM

Good evening all,
This evening I''m sitting in FOB Sharana, in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. I''m away from my usual duty station here in Afghanistan for a few days. I''m visiting the "Yooper Platoon" lead by 2LT Rolling and SFC Gibson. In fact I just got back from having supper with "Yooper 6"(2LT Rolling). The reason I''m here is that the battalion commander for the organization that the platoon is attached to, invited me up to visit them in their FOB. It is about a 2 hour helicopter ride to their area of operation. (It is a 2 day ground convoy trip.) It will come as no surprise to those that know Yooper engineers, that these guys are kicking butt. ALL the officers and NCOs that I have meet, have nothing but huge compliments about how good these guys are performing. Their work hard attitiude and down to earth Yooper friendliness is winning them respect wherever they go. So rest assured that the "Good As Done" legacy of the battalion is growing and spreading over here too, just like it did in Iraq.
It''s good news that Company''s A & C are back in the states and will be home soon. So that only leaves about thirty 107th Soldiers still deployed (me plus 29 in the Yooper Platoon)in support of the Global War on Terror. So far everyone has returned home safe and sound with no major injuries. I''m sure a big reason is the prayers and support all of you offered during their deployment. So don''t forget about our Sappers here in Afghanistan. They are getting short and will be home in a few months. Pray for them, and they will make it home safe also.
If you want more news and pictures go to www.107engineers.net. I am trying to send weekly updates to the webmaster for her to post.
God Bless America.
LTC Perry
LTC Tom Perry
Kandahar, Kandahar Province Afghanistan - 1/22/2006 at 9:25:07 AM

I wanted to put this in before Christmas but the website wasn''t working! Hopefully you all had a great Christmas and hope all things are good for you in the New Year!

I don''t know how many of you get into this site and read the remarks but there is a lot of people here at home thinking about all of you! So get home safe! The Forgotten Eagles of Michigan donated $200.00 to your Family Readiness Group to help get your gifts over to you! If any of you are interested in this, The Forgotten Eagles of Michigan is looking for members to start a new chapter in the Upper Peninsula! We would sure like to have you as a member! If interested contact me!
Dollar Bay, MI. USA - 12/30/2005 at 10:36:41 AM


I found your website while searching for info on Camp MacArthur and the 32nd Division time there before going to France in WWI. My great-granduncle was killed there in 1918, while serving with C Company, 127th Infantry Regiment, a unit that served alongside the 107th...I have really become immersed in the history of that unit and other units in the division since I have a personal connection and I am an Army veteran myself.

Thanks for keeping the 107th''s history alive.


, NC (Ohio Native) USA - 12/9/2005 at 12:05:33 PM

I love you Evan!! I miss the hell outta you. but I tell you that often so you already know.. I can''t wait until you get home =)
Esky, MI USA - 11/3/2005 at 12:55:48 PM

Not much on my mind these days. Such is life. I guess it doesn''t bother me. But foun your site and was impressed very much! Thanx a lot for your work!
Alex T Mayer
NY, NY USA - 10/31/2005 at 3:27:53 AM




P.S.The Forgotten Eagles is starting a new Chapter in the U.P.
We would love to have you join when you get back!
DOLLAR BAY, MICHIGAN 49922 USA - 10/21/2005 at 9:27:57 AM



We don’t do it for the money, nor the fame or the praise
Hell, we don’t even know when we got our last raise;

We do the job because we’re told to in a military way,
Ours is hardly ever done in an eight-hour way;

When friends and family are in trouble and fright,
We gather our brothers and sisters to join in the fight;

Never complain and never make an excuse why,
We are available by land, sea and sky;

Soldiers of this country with pride in their eyes,
Will always be there when trouble arises:

We will protect this land, whether home or away,
From enemy attacks or disastrous day;

We leave the ones we love for a job no one else does,
With honor and duty, for a country we love;

We bring courage, loyalty and selfless service all into the mix,
After all our history tells of messes we’ve fixed;

So when you see a soldier: thinking like a friend rather than foe,
Remember where they are from, because you never know…..

NORWAY, MI USA - 10/3/2005 at 6:08:41 PM

My grandfather was the commanding officer from 1969-1971. He just passed a few years ago.I miss him and the powerful manner in which he spoke, full of purpose and conviction. He saw action in the Pacific theatre in WWII. Told me stories of the Korean War and what he thought of Vietnam, which were some of my first stories told to me his first grandson born in 1971. I just wish to honor this great mans name from time to time, as he was from a generation of men that was allowed to hate and feel good about it. Because getting rid off the enemy is what my stiff upper lipped cornish american grandpa did and he was very proud of his job and the men he did it with. He was one of those men that you soldiers are!, stay strong and sharp, because I do not want my kids living with muslim extremists. Thank You for noble mission. May the 107th find favor with God. Believe,Pray,come home.Pray.
Richard L. Pascoe III
Marquette, Michigan USA - 7/29/2005 at 6:06:52 PM

Thank you Soldier

Have you stopped to thank a veteran today?
For the price of freedom they had to pay?
Did you gaze into those distant eyes?
Did you see the ghosts he can''t deny?
Did you think a soldier''s heart was made of steel?
Because he was trained to kill, he couldn''t feel?
Did you see the guilt written on his face,
For the loss of life he can''t replace?
Did you know he mourns the lives he couldn''t save,
And walks with comrades in their grave?
Did you remember the boy with innocence lost?
Do you really know war''s ultimate cost?
Have you felt the blast of artillery fire?
Do you have the courage it would require?
Have you stood in trenches consumed with fear?
Felt the enemies breath so very near?
Have you walked with God on a battleground?
Seen your brothers dead or dying all around?
Have you stopped to thank a vet today,
Or did you just turn and walk away?
From the pain he''ll carry for the rest of his life,
Did you consider his family, his children, his wife?
That watch him suffer in silence each and every day,
As he''s haunted by memories that don''t go away?
Did you care that the soldier is still pulling guard?
That his heart, mind, and soul will forever be scarred?
Do you know how he suffers from ptsd?
Or that our precious freedom is never free?
Do you care that he still hears the blood curdling screams?
Or that he returns to the war each night in his dreams?
Have you felt the sorrow of a combat vet?
Or would you rather just forget?
That war has pierced his hardened heart,
And torn this soldier all apart?
Would you rather our heroes just fade away?
Or will you stop to thank a vet today?

By Chris Woolnough

chris woolnough
, USA - 7/28/2005 at 1:11:18 AM

Best wishes to all overseas and thanks to those who continue on the homefront as well. Unable to make the July reunion this year, but hope to make it to the Northwoods O-Call in October. Keep up the good work!
David Wesoloski
Menominee, Michigan USA - 7/20/2005 at 11:15:17 AM

In memory of my dear friend and soulmate ,Michael Roy Richards, thanks to all of you who are serving our country. Kris Smith
kris klave smith
crosslake, minnesota USA - 7/19/2005 at 1:53:25 AM

I landed in Ireland on 26 Jan 1942 with the 109th Engr Bn.(C) South Dakota NG> During the 10 months in Ireland I was in hosptial when my unit was sent to Africa, I ended up with Co C 112th Engrs in England,Went thru all the training in England with them and the 254th Engr and the 1121 Engr. Gp, We landed on D-Day at h-30 on Omaha Easy Green Beach, with the 6th Beach Brigade. We moved across Europe along side the 254th and worked side by side all the way to Czechslovakia, Ed Vickstrom wrote in the last Bull Sheet of our final days of the war, We were there around Pilsen, I remember Capt. Randall but my memory has failed to recall many names from the 112th 254th 1121stEng Gp, I remember Maj.L Ward and Col MacDonugh (?) in the Gp. We were billeted in the seashore hotels in Newquay b/4 are departure for Weymouth.
Bill Roche
Grand Forks, ND USA - 7/12/2005 at 5:38:17 PM

With 320(guys and gals)of the 107ths personnel on active duty, our
thoughts and prayers are with you and the families at home. Some of the names that come up on this site bring back a lot of good
CWO Bill Sheldon (Ret)

William Sheldon
Ishpeming, MI USA - 7/12/2005 at 3:45:13 PM

I would be interested to hear from any veterans or descendants with recollections of their time in England prior to going to France as well as their time in the ETO.

Keep up the good work!
, UK - 6/30/2005 at 11:35:10 AM

To all the guys and gals from the 107th, we miss you all very much and were thinking of everyone often.
Thank-You for all the good things you are doing, you MAKE US ALL PROUD!!!!!

Craig and Mary Barnhart
Escanaba, SI USA - 6/8/2005 at 7:39:41 PM

My father, James Wapner, Master Sargent, a member of the 254th combat engineers, part of an older group of Ohio engineers, fought in Belgium, helped build the 1,300 ft. plus bridge acoss the Rhine, had his picture taken with the sign in the background, worked hard all his life, had a good life following WWII, died January 24th, 2004, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, age 82.
Charles Wapner
Charleston, SC USA - 5/31/2005 at 3:02:25 PM

We would just like to say Hi to Evan Bergstrom. We miss your talks with us and we hope and pray that you and everyone else make it back safe!
Miranda and Rachel
, USA - 5/21/2005 at 10:16:10 PM

Hey to you 107th Engineers from Ironwood. Some of you get to come fairly soon..You lucky guys! Enjoy every minute of it and spend lots of mula on them wives and girlfriends! Matthew...I cant wait to see you in November catch up on the lost year. I love you and miss you bunches and bunches!
Jillian Marie
Hurley, Wisconsin USA - 5/11/2005 at 9:24:16 PM

this is the A/O platoon, just wanted to let everyone know we''re
spc chris gibson
iron river, mi USA - 5/10/2005 at 3:37:47 AM

Hi, I just wanted to thank all of you for the great job you''re all doing and for the many sacrifices that you have made in the name of Freedom. You are in my prayers. - Kathy Beach
Kathy Beach
Walterboro, SC USA - 5/2/2005 at 5:58:03 PM

I have to say I''m very proud of my unit and I wish I could have deployed with them...but I''m happy where I am. I miss those guys in 107th!
Lisa Irish
Iron River, MI Iraq - 4/30/2005 at 7:52:08 AM

Hope you all make it back safely. 107th are true fighters, best unit i have seen yet. I hope to one day make it back to Co B Ironwood.
SSG Born, Aaron C.
Indianapolis, Indiana USA - 4/19/2005 at 11:51:21 PM

Hello to all you 107th Engineers from Ironwood Michigan. Not a day goes by that I don''t think about each and every one of you and pray for your safety and safe return home. And to my love..Matthew...I miss you more and more each day and can''t wait till you come home to me and can hold me in your arms once again. Until you come home safely..my heart remains half empty. I also want to put your barber skills to the test. I love you will all my heart and can''t wait to see you. Take care all. Love you guys!
Jillian Marie
Hurley, Wisconsin USA - 4/4/2005 at 12:21:01 AM

My first time to the website, thought I would add a few lines. My 19 year old daughter Lisa Irish was deployed from Fort Bliss texas to Iraq on 3/12/05-she is in my thoughts every minute of the day.
she called me from somewhere overseas just to say hi to Dad. She flew from Maine with a stop in Ireland and from there she would not tell me where she was or where she would be going. My wife Stacy and I cannot say how proud of our girl we are. "Lisa, you are steadily in our thoughts and we love and miss you". Be safe!

Mike Nichols
Iron River, Mi USA - 3/18/2005 at 1:41:05 PM

My first time on this website...thought I would add a few words...My husband just left with the First Platoon Bravo Co. Engineer Batallion from Ironwood lastnight. This is my second time around of deployment within the last 2 years...it definitely isn''t easy, but I am very proud of my husband, this is what he belives in and I am behind him 100%. Please keep my husband and his platoon in your thoughts and prayers during their deployment to Afghanistan, Also for the ones of us that are left behind. Also, I would like to thank Mike Fraser for all his hard work...I know I may tend to bother him from time to time, but he is a great guy, and he wont hesitate to be there for anyones'' needs...
If anyone needs to talk, I am here to listen, hey, I may need someone at times too....Sincerely, Bobbi
Bobbi Arsenault
Ishpeming, Mi USA - 3/10/2005 at 4:29:03 PM


This message is for Todd Kroscher. In a previous message below Todd had asked if anyone knew or remembered Carl Barker from WWII. My father is Clarence Glenwood Broberg. He is 86 years old and served with Carl. They were in the C Company, 254th Combat Engineers in WWII. He wanted you to know that Carl was a very good man and he has fond memories of him.
My father would also like to extend his appreciation for all of you, present and past, who are responsible for putting together the Bull Sheet. He says "Thanks for keeping it going".

Bonnie Van Hout
Bonnie Van Hout
Green Bay, WI USA - 3/10/2005 at 1:28:10 PM

Colors Never Run

A protest raged on a courthouse lawn,
around a makeshift stage they rambled on.
Fifteen hundred or more they say,
had come to burn our flag that day.
A boy held up the folded flag,
cursed it and called it a dirty rag.
A man pushed through the angry crowd,
with an old gun shouldered proud.
His uniform jacket was old and tight,
he had polished each button, shiny and bright.
He crossed the stage with military grace,
until he and the boy stood face to face.
Then the old man broke the silence:

“Freedom of speech is worth dying for,
good men are gone, they live no more.
All so you can stand on this courthouse lawn,
and ramble on from dusk till dawn.
But before the flag gets burned today,
this old veteran is going to have his say.
My father died on a foreign shore,
in a war they said would end all wars.
Tommy and I weren’t even full grown,
before we fought in a war of our own.
Tommy died on Iwo Jima’s beach,
in the shadow of a hill he could not reach.
Where five good men raised this flag so high,
that the whole world could see it fly.
I got this bum leg that I still drag,
fighting for this same old flag.
There’s but one shot in this old gun,
so now its time to decide which one.
Which one of you will follow our lead,
to stand and die for what you believe?”

The boy who had called it a dirty rag,
handed the veteran the folded flag.
The crowd got quiet as they walked away,
to talk about what they heard that day.
So the battle for the flag this day was won,
by a loyal veteran with a single gun.

Who for one last time, had to show some
that the colors will never. . .
Never run.

I didn''t write this, but I though it would be a nice jesture to share it with all of you. All my hope and prayers to all of you.
Baraga, MI USA - 3/3/2005 at 5:27:03 PM

My thoughts and prayers go out to those deployed, preparing to deploy, and your families. The 107th has a long tradition of excellence and it''s obvious that it won''t be ending any time soon. It was a pleasure reading about how the 107th keeps everything, "Good As Done!" everwhere they are deployed.

To those of you deployed: Stay safe and know that your service is greatly appreciated. I know many of you personally and look forward to hearing some good stories about your deployment the next time I see you. Put that survivability training to good use!

To your families: Your service and sacrifice is never more evident than when your loved one is deployed. Thank-you for your patriotism.

Kent Mikkola
Glendale Heights, IL USA - 2/25/2005 at 9:03:08 PM

hey guys!
Hope all is well at Camp Duke. We miss you like crazy Esterline!! Hurry home. All you guys are heros, keep up the good work!! LOve Lindsay and Robin
ironwood, michigan USA - 2/24/2005 at 7:47:07 PM

HELLO TED REHMAN and others who served in WWII 107th/112th or 254th.
My father, George Kruzich, was with the 107th and his diary states the 107th was transferred to the 112th on June 13, 1942. He would have been at the "Moneymore Depot" at that time. I guess the rest of the 107th became the 254th. My father was with H&S Co.
I WANT TO HEAR FROM WWII VERTERANS OR THEIR CHILDREN/GRANDCHILDREN. Does anyone remember this transfer and why doesn''t the Bullsheet etc. mention the men of the 107th that were transferred to the 112th? The 254th is mentioned.
Noreen Kruzich Violetta
p.s. My father (being a high-point man= yrs in service was at the end of the war transferred to the 291st Eng. This has caused me much confusion in finding info. until I figured this out...as he served most of the war with the 112th. DO THEY HAVE A WEB SITE?
Noreen Kruzich
Burnstown, Ontario Canada - 2/22/2005 at 9:15:41 AM

Thanks to all those who have helped the familes of recently deployed guardsmen and women from our area. The support is greatly appreciated.
Jason, if you have a chance to read this remember the kids and i love you and admire you for your love of this country and for the way you are always strong. I love you, keep your head & your Bottom down at all times. see you when you get back...
Kim and the Kids. XXXXOOOO
Kim, Ethan & Katie Juhola
Gladstone, Michigan USA - 2/19/2005 at 8:34:45 PM

To All:
Just a brief paragraph to all the Families and friend of Co B 107th back home. Things are going good here at Ft Bliss. All soldiers are training hard and the morale is good. Soldiers are gaining the needed confidence and training they will need when w get into country. Weapons training, briefings, soldier readiness, as well as Individual Movement techniques are just some of the things we are training on. We moved to a new base yesterday to finish out our training here at Bliss. Plans are to move us to Ft Polk for additional training. God Speed to All and Proud to Serve Our Country. Good as Done!!

SSG Dale S Allen
SSG Dale S Allen
Ironwood, MI USA - 1/26/2005 at 6:58:08 PM

I truly hope that those of you that go to the reunion will take alot of photos and submit them to the webmaster. I won''t be able to go to Ironwood cause of the distance, 12000 miles but will still be able to see you all on the web. Take care, and all you Demo men keep your powder dry. Sawasdee from "THE LAND OF SMILES". temp at moment 80. lol no snow.
Robert Wilson
Udonthani, Thailand - 1/9/2005 at 7:37:48 PM

To all of my fellow soldiers leaving without me...

I feel empty that I am not with my National Guard family. I am currently awaiting surgery, maybe I can join you in the future. Please keep me posted with information and photos. Keep you head down and keep your thumbs away from the hammers...Also...red is the hot wire!

God Speed!

Good As Done
GWINN, MI USA - 1/8/2005 at 5:31:57 PM

A belated Christmas greeting to the 107/254 and a Happy New Year..

I was asked recently by my daughter, about my recollections of D-Day and other actions that I was in. I got out my book of Bull Sheets and started to think back to those days.

I was in the first platoon of A company that landed on June 6 at H+1 and recall having to switch from one boat to another on the way to the beach. In a letter from Ed Vickstrom a while back,
he mentioned his being on the boat but didn''t mention about switching boats. Is there anyone else from my platoon that remembers this?

Going through the book again brings back a lot of memories - mostly good, some not so good. A lot of names came up in the Taps column and that saddens me.
Ted Rehman
Tucson, AZ USA - 1/6/2005 at 8:00:49 PM

Merry Christmas to all our Association/Battalion Soldiers, families, and friends. I want to pass along a couple bits of info to you. First, through the efforts of SSG Ross Stevens, our Association Historian and Webmaster, the Association placed a memorial wreath at the site of the Battle of the Bulge in honor of the 254/107th Engineers on the 60th anniversary of the campaign. Mr. Hans Wiljers, in the Netherlands, coordinated with SSG Stevens to see if we wanted to pay for the wreath. After a few e-mails to key Association officers, it was decided to pay for the wreath. Hopefully the Association membership will agree with our decision at the business meeting next July in Calumet!? Mr. Wiljers will be sending me some pictures of the memorial and we will post them to the website. Secondly, as many of you know there are about 190 Soldiers from the battalion mobilized in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III. I had the opportunity to visit our guys in the A&O platoon, Co A, 224th Engineer Battalion last week while they trained at Ft Hood, TX. I took a bunch of pictures. The goal is to post them to this website and a couple of others that are being maintained for the benefit of our battalion. In the meantime, if you want to see the pictures or get copies of them, contact your unit Family Readiness Group or unit orderly room. Pray for our Soldiers headed into harm''s way! Good As Done!
LTC Tom Perry
Roscommon, MI USA - 12/21/2004 at 10:17:45 AM

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the familes of the 107th Engineers and other attached companies. Kevin will be leaving shortly for his first tour in Iraq. I am staying strong and support all who will be involved. There is a verse psalm 91 I feel everyone should read daily to protect our loved ones while they are away. i found it comforting. We love you Kevin!!! Love, Renee'', Kyle & Kortney
Renee Jenshak & Family
Bark River, MI USA - 12/19/2004 at 5:12:46 PM

We want to say a big HI THERE to Matt Charlebois! Matt is my cousin, and he also happens to be the soldier from the 107th my class from Jones Elementary in Gladstone has adopted . :0) Letters will be coming soon, and perhaps a few suprises now and then. Email if/when you can, and visit our class website to see what we''ve been up to. Hang in there, stay safe, and know that you are a hero to us all. (And to think, you were such a stinker as a kid! LOL)

Paulette Larson
Escanaba, MI USA - 12/15/2004 at 1:55:22 PM

Good luck 107th, I did a tour with the 1457th ECB Utah, in Baghdad for OIF#1. I started out as a ''cub'' with C Co. in Gladstone for 9 years. Time well spent. I know that you will do well and come home heros. Gods Speed.

SGT David Johnson
Sgt David W Johnson
Richfield, UT USA - 12/13/2004 at 1:29:30 PM

I am currently serving my second tour in Iraq with the 107th Eng Bn. My first tour was with the 1437th MRBC. I just can t say enough about the love and support you folks have given us through these deployments. We owe you all a heap of gratitude. Thanks I, along with my fellow soldiers will do our best to uphold the engineer tradition.
Matthew Charlebois
Escanaba, Michigan USA - 12/10/2004 at 9:45:59 PM

we are thinking about you and hope all the extensive training will bring you home safely. we love and miss ya. one day at a time!!!Happy Holidays!
robin and lindsay
ironwood, mi USA - 12/5/2004 at 9:50:05 PM

I have always looked for a possibility to find information as quick as I can. Now there is the internet. And I really appreciate people like you who take their chance in such an excellent way to give an impression on certain topics. Thanks for having me here.

brisben, edsbestm Austrailia - 12/3/2004 at 6:53:19 AM

I am trying ton track down a history on my fathers World War 2 unit. However I have no records and he has passed away. He was a 1st Lt at Omaha Beach on D Day (H-30). He never talked abouit it much. Believe he was with an engineer unit as a platoon leader out of the Cleveland Ohio area.
Sure would appreciate some assistance
Tom Gordon
Coon Rapids, Minnesota USA - 11/28/2004 at 9:31:55 AM

Excellent site, good job. As I wind down this Thanksgiving Day, I wanted to spend some time remembering those that went before us into harm''s way. To the men and families of the 254th, thank you for all you did.
To the soldiers and families of those who have been and back in our current engagement, thank you too.
To the soldiers currently in or going.....thanks guys and pave the way ....... see you in a few......
SSG Jamie Chiapuzio
Ironwood, MI USA - 11/26/2004 at 1:10:15 AM

Happy Thanksgiving to all the families who have a family member fighting for our country''s freedom. My five year old daughter''s pride for her Daddy and our country is unbelievable. We are proud of Ron Williams doing his part in protecting this country. We are proud of all Dads and Moms who are fighting for our freedom and safety. God Bless all the soldiers and their families.
Happy HOlidays, Liza and Veronica
Escanaba, Mi USA - 11/25/2004 at 2:08:15 PM

God Bless our Troops. If anyone needs to talk, I''m here. My emotions are running wild but I am so proud of Josh and all the soldiers rebuilding Iraq. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

A Proud American,

Marquette, MI USA - 11/22/2004 at 1:31:35 AM

Ems and NCOs and Officers. This is a site for all of us. Please contribute to it. There are members who live all over tlhe world that was a proud member of the battalion. We can only find out what is going on by your contributions. If you have any pictures of the reunions please send them to the webmaster. I was not at the last two conventions because I live in Thailand about 30 miles south of Vietiene Laos. I spent 7 years liiving over here in Viet Nam, Taiwan, Phillippenes, Japan, Okinawa, and other coountries that I can''t say. Put in your history and photos to this site. Sawadee from tlhe "Land of Smiles" Do not be afraid to email me cause everyman that has come over to visit has gone back to states and sold out to move here. You pay up to $3,00 a beer and here its is 50 cents. Housing for a 4 beedroom alir conditioned house is $70.00. Come on over to ''THE LAND OF SMILES"
UDORN, THAILAN D THAILAND - 11/10/2004 at 8:53:01 AM

Thank you all for your support,
Best of luck for all of our family.
See you all when we get home
SGT Kilpela
Hancock, MI USA - 11/5/2004 at 7:19:28 PM

hey guys hope all is well
ironwood, mi USA - 11/2/2004 at 5:52:35 PM

Just a message to Steve Sanville...Good luck Steve! We will keep you and all of the rest of the troops in our throughts and prayers.
Escanaba, MI USA - 10/29/2004 at 3:02:11 PM

to my nephew Steve Sanville leaving soon with the 107th. We are so proud of you,the army is getting the very best. Show them what Yoopers are made of !! You''ll be home with Sarah and the girls before you you it. We love you aunt sara, brent, anna, alex and tess .
sara kofsky
gladstone, michigan USA - 10/21/2004 at 12:49:19 PM

Our students are honoring former SHS alumni- Ian & Matt (both 107th), and Jason (Marine Corp) -along with all soldiers of the 107th preparing for their departure. Red, white & blue candles are being placed along the school hallway with their names ...along with prayers for God''s protection and their safe return home. Let us know if you''d like any names included in our display.
Gail Juntunen, principal
GgJ Sacred Heart School
L''Anse, MI USA - 10/19/2004 at 1:19:45 PM

Our grandson, Evan Bergstrom, from Bark River will be leaving on November 3, 2004, with the Gladstone, Michigan, troop. We will miss him so much and pray for all of you. We are so proud of each and everyone of you serving your country and protecting us at home. God Bless you and God Bless America!

Darla Erickson
Bark River, Michigan USA - 10/19/2004 at 12:06:55 PM

I am a member of the 652nd Engineer Company (Det) out of Marquette. I ran into members of the 1437th MRBC (107th EN BN) April, 2003. We were in Kuwait. We too "Bridged The Gap" over the Tigris. I wanted to extend a congradulations to the men and women of the 107th and 1437th for a job well done.
SSG Robert Maxon
Marquette, Michigan USA - 10/18/2004 at 7:26:50 PM

I just want to say thank you for having our song on the web.
PFC Govoni
Fort Drum, NY USA - 10/14/2004 at 6:32:48 PM

Charles Doll, my father, passed away on Thursday evening, Sept. 29th. He passed away at home surrounded by his family.
He is resting in peace with God now.
During the past year I listened to him explain with maps and sketches where he was during WWII from the D-Day to the Battle of the Bulge and beyond. His perspective not only gave me a clearer understanding of WWII, but I learned about the strength of his character and that of the American soldiers he fought with. I promised to teach my children about him - and about the Band of Brothers he fought with.
He was a member of the 107th Engineers and was with the 254th (now 107th) as a First Lieutenant during WWII. Ed Vickstrom, I believe you knew my father. He attended reunions when he could and may have stayed in touch through email. Would you please spread the word?
Thank you for your friendship and support. And if you happened to be with him overseas, thank you for watching his back!
God Bless You All!
PS.He was also with the 82nd Combat Engineers for quite some time and I would like to notify them, too, but I can''t get in touch with them through their website. It used to be www.82engineers.org but it doesn''t appear to be up and running. Does anyone know a home page for them?
Mary Bottini
Tampa, Florida USA - 10/2/2004 at 10:02:00 AM

Great site, and the Stonehouse material is wonderful, so well written and rooted in the reality of war and the Upper Peninsula. I would like to get in touch with Frederick Stonehouse for my own research. Is that possible, webmaster?
London, UK - 9/11/2004 at 9:21:08 AM

looking for any information relating to robert harold gajewski served with 107 th and was stationed at porthcawl during1943
joan dicks
s wales, u.k - 7/15/2004 at 4:37:57 AM

I''m trying to find information about my grandfather-he served with the 254th combat engineers in WWII, his name was Richard Berry. I have found tons of pictures of my grandfather during WWII standing with soldiers in his unit-but have no names for who these men might be. Please e-mail me with any info about the engineers, thanks!
Kimberly Berry
East Machias, Maine USA - 6/23/2004 at 9:17:54 PM

I would like to thank all that are serving this great country of ours and thank all of you that have made the ultimate sacrifice for the United States of America, It''s People and Our Freedom.
"Don''t Let The memory Of them Drift Away" Q www.IraqWarHeroes.com www.AfghanistanWarHeroes.com www.USMCLINKS.com

Q Madp
Portland, OR USA - 6/23/2004 at 4:37:16 PM

My Dad was a company clerk for the 107th Engineers. His name was William G. Douglas, from Sault Ste. Marie.
I had the honor of attending one of the 107th reunions with my Dad when I was about 11 years old in the early 1960''s, I think it was 1962. He passed away suddenly from a stroke in 1983.
I would like to hear from anyone in the 107th who knew my Dad and could tell me any stories or details about his service to the 107th during World War II.
My email is charlie76040@yahoo.com

Charlie Douglas
Euless, Texas USA - 6/21/2004 at 11:12:27 PM

Very informative; Could you please
help me find my fathers unit. He was
in the 2nd inf division with the 29th
inf. at Bullingen . He was a combat
engineer . HE was also captured
breifly and rescued by the p-47 you
mentioned. His name is SSgt.Horace Allen
seabrook, texas USA - 6/12/2004 at 1:42:40 PM

A Memorial Day message to all who serve: My heartfelt thanks for your service and sacrifice to keep our country free. My father, Francis (Fran, Frank) Danis, was a radio operator when he was wounded by a German V-1 (buzz bomb)rocket Nov. 29, 1944 at or around Butgenbach, Belgium. He died in 1998. May he rest in peace.
Richard Danis
Washougal, WA USA - 5/29/2004 at 12:49:43 PM

I joined the 254th in Oct ''44 when they were aat Rocherathkrinkelt just before they moved to the area sw of Butgenbach. I was assigned to the S-2 sect where I had the pleasure of working with Ed Vickstrom.

I aam trying to send a patch which I got--don''t remember hgow---but some may be interested in having a copy.
charles doll
tampa, fla USA - 5/20/2004 at 8:07:41 AM

Thank you fellas for making our country
Terry Kelly
Gladstone, MI USA - 4/29/2004 at 12:04:06 AM

It is so nice to be able to read the rich history of the 107th En Bn. I am so proud to have been a member of one of the bravest and most gloified batallions in the Midwest. After serving in Iraq (OIF) last year under the 107th, our company returned home and was reorganized to fall under the command of the 507th En Bn. It is a very nice Web Site, and I think it should be promoted to more of the general public.
SPC Nicholas Huyck - 1437 Engineers
Sault Ste. Marie, MI USA - 3/11/2004 at 6:18:01 PM

Hello once again to the fine troops, past and present, of the 107th Snortin'' Bulls. It is so enjoyable to keep in touch by reading these messages. For some time now I''ve operated ‘The Veteran''s Helper'', a volunteer organization which provides free administrative assistance to veterans. In this capacity I''ve worked through the MI National Guard Association to assist present and former Guardsmen who served during the Cold War to obtain their certificates of appreciation from the Department of Defense. The ‘Cold War'' with the former Soviet Union lasted from Sep 2, 1945 to Dec 26, 1991. I''d be happy to extend this assistance to any 107th/254th folks. If you served during that period and would like a certificate just send a legible COPY of your Separation Record to ‘The Veteran''s Helper, P.O. Box 141, Hudsonville, MI 49426. This is available to next of kin as well. Your certificate will be sent directly to your home address so be sure and include that. If you have questions please e-mail me at "llorge@charter.net". And, if anyone has any gathering dust, I''ve returned to my old hobby of collecting shoulder patches.
By best to you all.
Leonard Lorge
Hudsonville, Michigan USA - 3/10/2004 at 8:35:09 PM

Very nice comments about BG Leonard Ward, who was my uncle. My Father, James Ward Jr, also served in the 107th after WWII. If anyone has any knowledge of my father''s activities during WWII I''d love to hear about it. Jward4245@aol.com
Jim Ward
, WI USA - 2/5/2004 at 10:56:55 PM

My dad, Richard, from Macon, Missouri, served in WWII and I have a picture of him overseas standing with a buddy next to a sign showing the 254th "Bull". Was the 254th spread across France and Germany or did they move together across those two countries? I believe he landed at Omaha Beach on D-Day plus 2. I also have a letter from him written to his parents around May, 1945 talking about a very big artillery barrage against the Germans. Any idea where that would have put him?
Ron Isbeque
Dearborn, Michigan USA - 12/17/2003 at 7:42:36 AM

My daughter,Mary Bottini, was in error I was in the S-2 sect . I knew Sgt. Ed. Vickstrom very well. I was in the unit from abt Sep ''44 to April ''45.
charles doll
Tampa, fl USA - 12/8/2003 at 11:20:29 AM

Dennis Fritts,
My father, Lt. Charles Doll was with Co. C the day before. I have a small picture of some of the men that was taken the day before. I''ll email it to you if you contact me, but it isn''t very clear. (mbottini@tampabay.rr.com). He doesn''t have a roster, but he said there were about 200 in Company C.
I''m ashamed to say, but I am just now (at 42) becoming very interested in the time he spent there. I read his memoirs and I am so fascinated and grateful for his service and ALL of the other servicemen with him. I am lucky he is still alive so I can learn more, and teach my children about him - and the price we have paid (and continue to pay) for freedom.
Mary Bottini
Tampa, FL USA - 12/4/2003 at 10:35:37 AM

Thank you for posting the pictures from the 1437th EN''s bridge spanning the Tigris. What an awsome event! I am very proud of all of their efforts while in Iraq and fighting this war against terrorism. "GOOD AS DONE" !
MAJ Doug White
East Lansing, MI USA - 12/4/2003 at 8:34:10 AM

I am looking for a battle roster of C Co 254th ENG from 2 days before the beginning of the Bulge. Does anyone have any information where I can look?
Dennis Fritts
Topeka, KS USA - 11/19/2003 at 3:39:21 PM

Just checked out your site and I enjoyed reading about the history of the 107th. My father retired from the 107th back in 1994.
Steven Rehn
Marquette, Michigan USA - 11/4/2003 at 3:10:17 AM

Just recieved the pictures of you men doing a great bridgeing job in Iraq fron Col Klynstria at the Michigan National Guard Assn. We are all really proud of what you soldiers are doing in Iraq.
1SG Ben Walker , MIARNG
Freeland, Michigan USA - 10/3/2003 at 6:15:16 PM

I posted early last year about anyone knowing of or serving with my father, George Kruzich. I see it recently was added to the Bullsheet. I have a new address and email as of Aug. 20, 2003 if anyone is trying to reach me.
2271 Calabogie Rd. RR1 Burnstown, ON.
K0J 1G0 Canada and email at michigamme@igs.net
Thanks to all of you! I have enjoyed hearing from a few people SO VERY MUCH.
Noreen Kruzich Violetta
Burnstown, Ontario Canada - 8/6/2003 at 11:46:05 PM

42nd Engineer Reunion (Gladstone 2003) was a great time, don''t know why I''ve waited almost 10 years to join this fine Organization, it''s was from 1992-1995 i was in the Ispeming Unit and lots of fond memories were remembered because of the reunion.
Ron J. Revello
Appleton, Wi USA - 7/22/2003 at 1:36:59 PM

For an article including a story involving a Battle of the Bulge veteran, see newspaper columnist Rob Bignell''s "We can change our world - just ask Iowa''s veterans" at http://www.press-citizen.com/opinion/pceditorials/032303cornfieldsoul.htm.
Iowa City, Iowa USA - 3/23/2003 at 5:50:21 PM

I first started my career in Charlie Company 107th Engineer Battalion and it was an excellent experience. I had great leadership to transform me into the NCO like I was when I served. NCO''s like 1SG Cousineua, SFC Viau, SSG Smith, SSG Keloniemi, and the list goes on. (SPC Brian J. Dubord at the time) These great Nco''s Gave me the technical and tactical skills I needed when I transfered to the Active Army. In the Army I rose above others and received many awards and decorations due to my superior skills that were mentioned by my superiors at various assignments as being above my rank level. I enlisted into the MIARNG on 12/12/94 and transfered to the Army on 09/30/98 and was Honorably Discharged on 12/20/02. Although I am a veteran and no longer a soldier I will always remember the good times I had serving my country especially with the 107th Engineer Battalion.
SGT(P) Brian J. Dubord
Escanaba, Michigan USA - 3/6/2003 at 2:11:47 PM

I served in WWII in the 254th Combat Engineers, landed Omaha Beach D plus 2 and experienced the Battle of the Bulge. I am very happy to see this information on the internet. It blesses me and I enjoy reading it. Thanks to all those who have taken the time to post this information.

Lewis Lembo
Maple Grove, MN USA - 2/3/2003 at 6:54:48 PM

It was one of the biggest pleasures of my life to serve in the 107th for nearly 22 years. Co. C was my home for most of those years and some of the men I served under will never be forgotten. PSG Fern Dahlgren, Ozzie Oslund, Gib "Hey Neighbor" Helgemo, Wally Mokszycke, Bob Miller, Jim Noel, Big John Sorrault,Joe Hice, and the list goes on. Most are dead now, the most recent, Bob Miller,but the memories I carry about these men are indelibly etched into my mind. Thanks Guys!
SSG Ronald B. Hess (Ret.)
Gladstone, MI USA - 1/30/2003 at 9:47:55 AM

Memorialization continues with a dedication ceremony for a WWII monument placement near the chapel planned 14 or 15 August 2003 at Camp Grayling, MI. Commemorating heroic actions of the men of the mighty 107th Engr Bn during WWII, then designated 254th Engr Cbt Bn, during the Battle of the Ardennes (Bulge). Hope to see you there.
David Wesoloski
Grayling, MI USA - 1/13/2003 at 7:11:22 PM

Engineers clear the way!!!
Jon Trolla
, USA - 1/12/2003 at 1:39:41 AM

Like your web site. Come and visit my memorial web site, dedicated to the men who were aboard the Tuscania Feb. 5th, 1918.
Steve M. Schwartz
Renton, Washington Pacific Northwest Territory - 12/1/2002 at 5:52:22 AM

Greetings to all the engineers in the 107th. I served in C company, Gladstone for quite a few years as the demo sgt . I retired in 89 and decided to move back to the area that i was in during the viet nam war....One of my commanders was Ronald Hansen who was probably the best officers in the group. I had the oppurtunity to help train alot of the power dots and 2nd looies who came to Charlie and some of which became lt.cols. I miss your comadre and the friends at the ranges at grayling, but living back here in "the zone" don''t hurt at all. While you are shoveling snow, and fighting the cold it''s 90 degrees here and I have to pick bananas off the tree. Miss ya guys and don''t be afraid to email me especially sgt smith my mentor. Take care and Sawadee from Thailand!!

Robert Wilson
THAILAND, THAILAND THAILAND - 11/15/2002 at 6:45:29 AM

I am trying to locate Cpl.James R. Adams A.S.N. 34359260 467th Engineer Maintenance Company.
On your very interesting site I could read: 107th Company aided by the 467th Engineer Maintenance Company operated the Ballyclare Depot from early May to September 1942..
Is there someone having information or a helpful hint on the 467th Engineer Maintenance Co.? Cpl. Adams was at my grand-parents home for several weeks in 1944.My mother was 9 years old at that time,she remembers that he told her that he had a daughter called Betty or maybe Betsy of the same age.We would like to know if Cpl.Adams made it home safe after war to his family.
Thank you very much in advance for any information.
Monique Grein-Haupert
, Luxembourg / Europe - 11/13/2002 at 7:39:19 PM

Looking for someone who recalls William Kuitert or Earl Williams.
I''m a Viet-Nam vet trying to track my dad through WWII. He emlisted with Co.K 126th Inf. but may have been with the 107th when they landed in Ireland. Papers show he landed in England March 4, "42". Earl Williams and dad went to see London, without a pass, and apparently didn''t get in trouble for it. His MOS was Warehouse foreman. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Gary William Kuitert
Tucson, Arizona USA - 11/12/2002 at 9:53:07 PM

Hello to old comrades in the 107th. Although conflicts always pop up around reunion time - you know, all the events we had to miss because of drills and summer camp - I still sing the Engineer Song in the shower! This is a terrific web site and it''s very nostalgic to see the names of great old friends.
Best regards,
Leonard Lorge, CW4 Retired

Leonard Lorge
Hudsonville, MI USA - 9/10/2002 at 3:53:15 AM

Hi All,

To any who remember me I have recently retiried from the Guards. My years with the 107th were the best. My civilian job brought me to Belgium in April of 2002. I got a great tour of the Battle of the Bulge battle fields along with visiting the Bastone musuem and Gen. McAulfie park in the city. A retired employee (76) of my employer was my guide. He remembers the German occupation and the US liberation. The
Americans are still greatly appreciated by the older generation that remember the war. I have several digital pictures of my visit. Let me know if they are of interest for the web site or you would like to see them.
Eric Hager
Orlando, Florida USA - 8/2/2002 at 11:37:24 PM

I''m looking for information regarding my ancestor, Clarence S. Dowland. He joined the army in Michigan as a volunteer for the Spanish American War. Does anyone have access to the muster rolls for the 33rd or 34th Michigan volunteers for this period? He received a debilitating injury in the fighting, so I suspect he was in the 34th. I would like to learn more about his tour of duty and how he was injured. Any help would be appreciated.

Carolyn Flint
Carlsborg, WA USA - 8/2/2002 at 10:28:26 AM

To Whom This May Concern:
I am a member of the Michigan National Guard. My unit is Detachment 1/1st Battalion, 126th Armor out of Three Rivers. I am with Scout Platoon. I surfed the net briefly and found this address. It is quite interesting to see some of the photographs taken at the three reunions that were held from 1999-2001.
My father though he has been deceased many years was a WW 2 veteran. His name/rank was PFC Francis E. Loose. His occupation was as a Truck Driver and served with Headquarters & Headquarters Service Company, 254th Engineer Combat Battalion, 1121st Engineer Combat Group, Fifth Corps, First & Third Armies.
I know but a fragment of My father''s wartime experience, but I did manage to secure some of the documentation concerning the movements of his battalion, and what it did during the 5 campaigns including the first, Normandy invasion of France and onward threw the march to Germany.
I wonder if he were alive today he would recognize any of the men in the photos that I viewed were taken?
It was good to see that some of the men who were alive then and survived are still among the living. Among the medals my father wore home was the Purple Heart and his job and obligation was not considered as highly dangerous as many of the men he served with were expected to fulfill. The engineers are one underestimated group of fighting individuals. The 254th was one such unit, and I know from training that the scouts are dependent upon them in a real-world situation.
Take care,
Patrick S. Loose,
Sergeant, USARNG.

Patrick S. Loose
Coldwater, Michigan USA - 5/9/2002 at 1:16:33 PM

HELLO! I finally found some information (that may be of interest to some of you) that shows some of the fellows from the 112th were redesignated to the 291st Engineers at wars end. this is quoted out of:The G.I. Journal of Sergeant Giles (compiled and edited by Janice Holt Giles 1965)A good read by the way!
Saturday, July 7, 1945
"this is official. It was announced & posted today. Low point men will be transferred to the 112th Engineers. High point men will remain here in Munich with the Battalion....they feel sure the 112th is slated for the Pacific. (pg. 375)
"The war in the Pacific ended before the 112th Engineers, which included so many of Henry Giles friends, left Europe. These boys reached home in Dec. of 1945 and were demobilized." (pg. 377)
Noreen Kruzich
Dunrobin, Ontario Canada - 5/4/2002 at 9:19:14 AM

I started my military career as a medic with the 107th Eng Bn. Viewing this website gives me an opportunity to look back to where I came from, as well as know the history and remain up to date. Keep up the great work. Hooah Engineers!
OC Kacie Foster-Merk
Lansing, MI USA - 5/4/2002 at 2:58:40 AM

For years now, I have been researching my dad''s war years (WWII.) I lost my father when I was twelve and enjoy reading his war time diary and looking over the many photos and addresses he kept. He enlisted with the 107th which soon became the 112th while in Ireland. My big question is why does his separation papers say under organization -- HQ & SV CO 291st ENGR BN-date of separation 14,Oct. 45, place of separation Camp McCoy, Wis. Would he have been transferred while in Europe to the 291st Engineers? For the longest time now I just thought like the 107th was transferred to the 112th that the 112th was transferred to the 291st, but I see a lot of the guys went to the 254th. Could it have happened then? I sure wish I could find out when and how he ended up with the 291st. If anyone out there knows/rembembers my dad, George Kruzich of Caspian, Michigan...I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU. About 15 years ago I was able to track down one of his wartime buddies and pal, Lloyd Sorby, who served with him. He died shortly after our visit. Others mentioned in my dad''s diary are Max Clauson, Walter Flathe, Alfred Brow, Red Ockerby, Pretty Boy Gerbitz, Mike Hydo (who I tried to contact 15 yrs ago and I see by your newsletter died last year.)and Toal Shack Letho--these men all occupied the same billet number four with my dad at the Moneymore Depot. Stanley Chibowski, Raymond Mornson, William Sisk, Mike Husty, Robert Conroy were with him in hut #131 at Enneskillen, Ely Lodge Camp. And in Newquay at the Hotel Marina Room 59 with Sorby, Barnes and Mann. There''s others mentioned in the diary as well. Wondering though about the 291st designation. I can be contacted at portage@compmore.net or by fax at 613-832-2592. Noreen Kruzich Violetta
Noreen Kruzich
Dunrobin, Ontario Canada - 5/1/2002 at 10:34:48 PM

Just reviewing the entries in the guest book and I see it is time to update my e-mail address
Robert A. Smith, MSG (Ret)
Naples, FL USA - 4/28/2002 at 6:14:45 PM

Great > I was in the old 254th Battlion
Lawrence Taylor
St Cloud, Fl USA - 2/4/2002 at 4:28:00 PM

My husband Leonard C. Ward III will be so proud to know that his father, BG Leonard C. Ward, is remembered here. Thank you
Shari Jeshow
Fairfax Station, Virginia USA - 1/31/2002 at 11:21:38 AM

My Grandfather Floyd Harger served with the 107th in Mexico and WWI. He passed away April 18, 1962 and lays at rest in Mobile National Cemetary, Mobile, Alabama. The inscription on his headstone Reads "Pvt, Co. A, 107 Engineers, 32 Inf Div. He was always proud of his service with the 107th and this carried on to his son WWII, myself in Vietnam and my son in Saudi. Thank you for your beautiful himepage and for making history.
Lloyd Harger
Tallahassee, Florida USA - 1/10/2002 at 3:55:53 PM

It''s Col. Lanczy''s daughter. I love how you guys have the engineer song and everything! Hope the lake doesn''t freeze over!
Sarah Lanczy
DeWitt, Michigan USA - 11/29/2001 at 4:12:03 PM

A thanks to all the soldiers of the 107th Engineer Battalion Association, for the wonderful support during my time as Battalion Commander. There is no better organization with the warrior spirit than the 107th "Wolverine" Engineer Battalion. A hollow feeling will be left in my heart as I depart, but I''ll always know where to go to find warm smiles....
LTC David Wesoloski
Grayling ~ Flint ~ Menominee, Michigan USA - 10/10/2001 at 1:34:36 AM

Very interresting site.I usually visit the Ardennes 2 to 3 times a year and I certainly visit the battle field areas.
For someone with questions,don''t hesitate,please ask.Because I''m also a guide in the warmuseum at best.
Ben Hardeman
''s-Hertogenbosch, N.Br. The Netherlands - 9/10/2001 at 2:32:58 PM

You guys rock and so does Engineer Rock!
Dawn Dancer
Lansing, Michigan USA - 9/10/2001 at 1:49:05 PM

Hello Everyone. Just a word of thanks to all that attended the reunion. It was hard work for the HHC personnel, but the rewards of a job well done more than made up for it. Hope to see you all in Gladstone next year!
Joseph W Floriano
Ishpeming, MI USA - 8/29/2001 at 2:25:02 PM

Like to say hi to everybody. Let you all know that we had a good time at the engr. party in Ishpeming, Michigan. It was nice to see all of the old good friends was still around. thank to the host unit for agood job they did. thanks again and see you there next year.
howard W. Duncan
North Vernon, Indiana USA - 8/17/2001 at 9:38:29 PM

Wonderful site. I''ll stop back often to stay updated on what''s happening in the Association
Robert A. Smith, MSG (Ret)
Naples, FL USA - 7/14/2001 at 1:57:41 PM

The 107th Engineer web page is like a home port lighthouse, no matter where you''ve been or how long you have been gone, it brings much happiness when it comes into view. The website along with the efforts of the association are greatly appreciated. "Snort''n Bull"
SGM Danny J. Garceau
Lansing, MI USA - 7/13/2001 at 10:13:55 AM

I am looking for anyone who knew Carl Barker. He served in the 254th from 1941 to 1945. I have a picture from a book about D-Day which shows Carl and his platoon in a LCT prior to landing on D-Day. You may also be in the picture. If you knew Carl please send a note to my email address.
Thank You
Todd Kroscher
Todd Kroscher
Two Rivers, WI USA - 7/10/2001 at 9:34:30 AM

ESSAYON 107th Engr. Bn.
MAJ. Danny Boy Hansen
Escanaba, Michigan USA - 5/12/2001 at 5:09:50 AM