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Souvenirs of the War

In past posts, we have mentioned some of the items the men brought home with them as souvenirs of the war. The other day, I heard from a reader, Peter Pauwels, whose wife’s grandfather knew some of the men in the 111th’s repair shops. 290 more words

Men Of The 111th Ordnance Company

Barbara Burford

Barbara Burford was born on December 9, 1944 (to February 20, 2010). She was a medical scientist, a writer of poetry, fiction, and plays, and a lifelong diversity activist whose efforts helped to transform health services and inspired hundreds of health professionals and managers in the United Kingdom. 679 more words


Mount Belvedere - The Battle of the Gothic Line in 1944.

 From Battlefront – WWII: Road To Victory

Background on the 442nd at Wikipedia  Includes their other achievements as well as action at the Gothic Line. 228 more words


Joey Heatherton

Joey Heatherton: born Davenie Johanna Heatherton 1944, on television from 1960 at age 16, film debut in The Charge is Murder (1963) with Richard Chamberlain, last seen in John Waters’ Cry Baby (1990).


Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

Now I know what you’re thinking, “Meet Me in St. Louis isn’t a Christmas movie! What’s the big idea here?” Well, everyone has their few movies that don’t quite fall neatly into the Christmas genre. 585 more words


Sharon Hugueny, 1944 – 1996

Sharon Hugueny (1944-1996): American actress, played opposite Troy Donahue in Parrish (1961) and Peter Fonda in The Young Lovers (1964). Career faded and ended in 1974 as she turned 30 years old.