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Post by der alte Landser » Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:25 pm

Hello: Mark Flowers here in Eugene, Oregon about 110 miles south of Portland in the Willamette Valley. I've been poking around this web forum, as well as the Axis History Forum, for a couple of months and registered a couple of days ago. I served 21 years and a couple of months in the US Army, and am retired. I lived in Germany for about 15 years, eleven as a kid growing up and then four as a soldier. I still have good friends in Germany and go back every couple of years. My wife and I were there in June. We visited Bad Kissingen, Würzburg, and the Rhön.

I am deeply interested in German history, as well as its language and culture. I got bitten many years ago by the World War II bug and was fortunate to buy a copy of "Die Ritterkreuzträger der Waffen-SS" by Ernst-Günther Krätschmer in 1983. Many books have come and gone out of my library over the years, but this one holds mz enduring interest.

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Post by John P. Moore » Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:38 pm

Hi Mark and welcome to Feldgrau from a fellow Oregonian. I believe that you will find many things to like here. Krätschmer's Ritterkreuzträger book is very good. I know his son Gundo.

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Post by Rudi Welz » Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:10 am

Hello Mark,
welcome to the forum!
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Post by der alte Landser » Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:17 pm

Thanks very much for the welcome!

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Post by fridgeman » Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:36 am

Hi everyone!

I joined this board a few days ago, when i was searching information about WW2 veterans on the net. My interest in WW2 started early in school,
mostly because it takes a very big part of the historical education in german schools. My newerly grown interest depends on my grandfather who
served in WW2. That was never a thing to discuss in my family, so i only know a small parts of his time in the war.
I hope i will take place in some good discussions, find a lot of information - and maybe i get the chance to give some information back to the community.

greets from germany

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Post by John W. Howard » Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:32 pm

Welcome!! I hope you stick around and enjoy yourself!! Best wishes.
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Post by phylo_roadking » Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:08 pm

Me, I just need someone to thump occasionally. Let's ban Paddy!
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Post by charlieboy » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:26 am

hi to everyone
thank you for allowing me to join this forum,i have been guesting for a while so i know a little bit about it
i go under the name of ''charlieboy'' but that is my dogs name a ''jack russell terrier''
my first name by the way is michael, but everyone calls me ''micky'' which i have got used to.
i live in kent a very nice village 13 miles from london but it is very rural and pretty hense ''kent is so called the garden of england'' ??
it is a 10 minute drive from the ww2 battle of britan airport BIGGIN HILL so there is a lot of history in this area from that time. and the airport is still very busy on a commercial basis and is the site of the annual biggin hill airshow which is a big event here ''pretty noisy though''
i have since a small boy been interested in all kinds of history. but ww2 is my favorite subject i/e stalingrad etc.
i like to read personal accounts of soldiers and officers who were fighting at the battles etc
thank you for letting me tell you a bit about myself
best wishes charlieboy

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Post by Tom Houlihan » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:47 am

Welcome aboard, Micky!
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Post by charlieboy » Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:21 am

to tom houlihan
thank you for your very warm welcome very kind
hope to start doing some more posts soon still doing my homework
because it needs to be right ??????
best wishes. charlieboy

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Post by Tom Houlihan » Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:24 am

charlieboy wrote:I hope to start doing some more posts soon still doing my homework
because it needs to be right ??????
Well, we hope so! :D Some people around here can be real pedants sometimes! :[]
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Post by samsung » Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:27 am

hi all,
my name is chris and i'm hoping through this forum to discover more about my father who was conscripted into the german army during ww2.
thank you for allowing me into this forum.

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Post by Tom Houlihan » Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:41 am

Welcome, Chris!

Start asking questions about Grosspapa, and we'll see if somebody can't steer you towards the information you seek.
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Post by Gren Schell » Sat Sep 26, 2009 4:31 am

Hello all,
I’m Craig and I am from across the pond on that small island of Britain. I have always been keen on WW2 and its history, right from when I was a small kid. I used to build models and do a bit of wargaming, but now I play with big boys toys and do WW2 German re-enacting!!
Ex-military (Royal Engineers - 9 years, and I am now... using your Terminology.. in law enforcement (or police officer -19 years)
I love trawling various sites to research my hobby. Great site by-the-way!

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Post by Tom Houlihan » Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:30 am

Craig, you're good to go right off the mark! Way to make points!

I personally retired from the USMC nigh on 10 years ago. Been a cop ever since. Welcome aboard!
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