|723rd Railway Operating Battalion
Message from the Commander
Another great reunion has passed, but the memories shall
last on forever. Seeing Ft. Sam Houston and touring San Antonio brought
back many memories of first weeks in the service and our basic training.
Yes, there was a big change in the city and Ft. Sam. It is a pretty place
and we were glad we got to go back.
By the vote of those at the reunion we’ll be having another
one in a year from now. We have already got the ground work started and
we’ll keep you informed of the progress we make. Emil Zirkle will head
the committee from Ohio. Myself, as Commander, Leonard Klein and Rodney
Dully, as Assistant Commanders, will be here to carry on the work and keep
the great feeling in our group which we have.
There has to be a sad note about our reunion and that
was the absence of our Sec. & Treasurer, and most of all our beloved
comrade Bill Olive. What a great devoted person he was to our Battalion,
to his position as Sec. & Treasurer, to each of us and to his devoted
Bill and Bea, thanks from all of us for the Service you
have given so willingly. We love you.
To you Bea and all of the other Spouses of our buddies
who have passed on, we welcome you all to come to our reunions. You are
part of us and we love you.
When you hear of any news that is of interest to us, please
write it down and send it to Robert Hill, (address omitted for internet
purposes) or call him. I am sure he will do a good job on the letter and
keeping our records. Thanks Robert.
To all of you our summer has gone, fall and harvest are
here and we are thankful for our beautiful country, where we have plenty
and are free.
Our best wishes to all of you who have health problems
or other sorrows.
Commander and Chaplain