Friday, June 12, 2009

The Author


Thaddeus Golas in June of 1988.

5 comments:

  1. is this blog still active or maintained by anyone? My grandfather, Joe Watson, who will be 91 this August, was a member of this battalion.

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    1. Hello. This blog is active, but I admit that there wasn't any following for some months. I did travel to Syracuse to meet your grand father, Joe Watson, a couple of years ago and gave him a copy of The Lazy Man's Life, Thaddeus's autobiography, which details the journey of the 604th. To this day, it is the most complete account we have. Joe and his wife were very kind and welcoming. We spent a few memorable hours together.

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  2. My father, Verne Robinson, was also a member of 604th. He was the only KIA during the war and your grandfather provided me with lots of info in 1999. Would love to get back in touch with any members of the 604th.

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    1. Hello Lynne! I did read about Verne Robinson in Thaddeus's autobiographical memoirs. I will be happy to send you the small passage. I would love to hear more about your meeting in 1999. Please send me your details so I can contact you directly. I am looking for everything I can find on the Battalion.

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  3. Would love to hear from you directly. You can reach me at lynnelawr@yahoo.com. I have just recently heard from two other members of the battalion - Capt. C.B. Hewitt, and Cpl. Durward Martin. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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