Sent by Randy Huber - Chris Huber (T-4) uniform with medals.
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Molloy..........Yesterday, March 22nd, the 82nd Engineers held its 18th
mini-reunion in Florida. Exactly 18 years to the day after the first
I was one of 13 at the first
mini-reunion at Jensen Beach on March 22, 1996. Those attendees
Frank and Janet Ruppert
Jack and Rose Gallagher
Stu and Marci Hughes
Doc and Joanne Molloy
Boul and Joan Hinman
Lloyd and Mick Kenyon
Paul and Edie Sussman
At this 18th mini-reunion there
were only 2 members; Ernie Rossi and Doc Molloy.
1996 mini-reunion....click here
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We Salute You!
Ed Husted, the official 82nd Historian and Web
Master, passed away on February 5, 2014 at his
home in Lily Dale, NY.
The former Mayor of Olean, NY, is survived by his wife Alpha, who
performed secretarial duties at many 82nd reunions. He is also survived
by 4 sons, 6 grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren.
Ed was always up for a speech, and was passionate about WWII, the 82nd,
and the Battalion Association. Most of the writings, history and
narratives on this site were written by Ed over the past 10 years.
Ed also produced two DVDs chronicling the history of the 82nd with
interviews and member's stories from various reunions.
It's been said that "Ed never met a
microphone he didn't like." And at 90, Ed may have been the
country's oldest living webmaster (this site).
Ed is off to join his other brothers-in-arms.....all members of the
generation.... embodied in the men of the 82nd and their legacy......
in Peace Soldier......We Prevailed!
History of the 82nd here
Official History - page 2
Official History - page 3
XIX Corps Website
from our friend
World War 11 Vets & history
The small town of
Eldred, which lies along the New York State border in
western Pa. is home to a first class WW11 Museum!
Click on photo
to view our virtual tour and learn
about this interesting facility!