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TIONS? John is still working and running the GOOP operations,
better known as the Critzas Industries.
Oops. Almost forgot to mention we stayed at the home of another
life member of the association who lives in the St. Louis area. Great
accommodations at the David Funke (life member) motel. Lots of
activity there, concerts, baccalaureates, and a granddaughter's high
On to the next motel in Jefferson City, MO, and the Ken Funke
(life member) motel. Again great accommodations. This family just
moved to Missouri from Iowa and it makes it easier on the "elder
Funkes" since they are close to 1-70. Didn't want to get in their way
on their work days so a trip to Branson was in order. Great place
Branson, but we were surprised not to see the Robert Coopers
[HQ] there. Those people spend as much time in that entertainment
center as they do in Faulkton, SD.
Was all this going and doing enough to send us packing for
home? Oh no, we had to phone George Hawkins [C] who lives in
Springfield, MO, so a meeting was arranged with this old soldier
and his wife Cleva. Guess where we met. You are right oh
"hamburger breath" - another restaurant.
The Hawkins are making their reservations for Abilene and
expect you all to do the same. Just learned that George was hit in
the Colmar area. All this time I thought it was at Herrlisheim.
George lives near Branson, but says they don't spend a lot of time
there. The last time he and Cleva were there he was an honored
guest at the Veteran's Day parade.
Now do you get the Hellcat trip remark at the beginning of this
exciting bit of journalistic jive?
Forgot to mention an interesting photo given to me by Sam
Tessler (see earlier paragraph). It is from a newspaper and shows a
large headstone in a cemetery in France with a swastika painted on
it. A local resident is viewing it and guess where the cemetery is.
Herrlisheim, France. That is right. It doesn't indicate which Herrli-
sheim, but in the area there has been a wave of anti-Semitic
violence. Does that give you a pause for reflection and wonder, or
Tired of this travelogue? Yes or no there is more to come. Just
north of Jefferson City is Fulton, MO, home of Bill Hardin [DIV/
ARTY] so we couldn't pass this opportunity by. Yes, we met for
2V2 hours of pithy conversation and you are not going to be told
where it was. Incidentally, if you are ever in the area of Fulton,
seven miles south of 1-70 and just a few miles east of Columbia,
Smiley Webb and sour friend; George Webb [B/17] and Bill
Funke [A/17] at Irvington, IL.
Glen Cleland [HQ/17] and daughter at Rochester, IN.
you owe it to yourself, your kids or grandkids to stop and go
through the Winston Churchill Museum.
Churchill once spoke there and for the first time, publicly, used
the term "Iron Curtain," although he first used it in a message to
Truman 5-8 days after the war ended. That is your history lesson for
the day boys and girls. I was going to suggest you call Bill before
you come and maybe he will buy your lunch, but don't quote me on
that one. Just kidding Bill.
You may wonder about all the driving we have done in the past
four weeks, but it hasn't been too bad. As a matter of fact it has
been quite easy. I just held on to the wheel while Lola did the
driving. Ouch, why did you slap me on the head?
A welcome letter from Bill Logan [HQ], son of Major Logan,
stated they had just returned from over three months in Arizona and
when he walked in the door of his home and saw a mountain of
mail — "GOOD GRIEF." Many of you know whereof he speaks.
99% goes into the recycle bin.
He writes, "I just read the February issue of the HCN and when
I came to the names Polsinelli and Drum it was like a thump right
between the eyes. They were friends of my fathers, names I heard
over and over thru the years. Memories came flooding back of
Clarksville, TN, Abilene TX, Camp Barkeley, going on maneuvers,
eating in the chow line and sleeping in a pup tent, going to a play
put on by the soldiers for Dad when he was promoted to Major, and
parties different places. Going to a picnic at Phantom Lake and
rattle snakes under the driftwood and water moccasins in the lake.
This was all big stuff for a kid in the 4th grade. Amazing how
seeing those two names brought all those memories back."
"I don't know if I ever met these two men, I probably did as Dad
was real good about introducing my brother and I, no older than we
were. I know what a vacancy it made for me when he passed away
and I can still get choked up when flashbacks like this happen so I
send my condolences to their families." Great letter Bill, and great
to hear from you. I know you met Marvin Drum at Abilene because
I introduced you to him. Say - how about meeting us again in Abi-
lene in September?
Do you know why men are in love with their TV remote
controls? Well, I'll tell you. Men really don't care about TV, they
just want to know what else is on. That is why they are upset when
someone has the remote and stops clicking it.
If you have sent some vital information in the month of May and
don't find it mentioned in this issue it is because we haven't been
home in quite a spell.
As usual you are getting your arm twisted about coming to the
reunion and joining in the fun. The folks who have been contacted
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