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Donations add up for 1st Bn 394 plaque years ago

Donations add up

for 1st Bn 394 plaque

     The 6/99 and 1/00 issues of the Checkerboard carried stories about the possibility of erecting a plaque near the Losheimbergraben Crossroads, in the Belgian Ardennes, in recognition of the valiant stand of the 1st Bn 394th Infantry Regiment during the bleak bitter hours of the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge.

     Since then members have stepped up to the challenge and donated more than $3,000 to the plaque fund. Donations include:

     Gilbert Cooper, $25.00

     Joe Cannon, $50.00

     John Skiles, $250.00

     William Kirkbride, $100.00

     John Mellin, $15.00

     Robert Cornell, $100.00

     Thomas Gause, $50.00

     James A. White, $25.00

     Warren H. Grant, $25.00

     Harold W. Berlin, $25.00

     W. Scott Barrett, $100.00

     Ronald Kraemer, $100.00

     Mrs. Bob Newbrough, $150.00

     Howard Bowers, $50.00

     Jesse Coulter, $300.00

     Charles Kent, $50.00

     George Dudley, $25.00

     Andrew Askew, $100.00

     Edward Borkowski, $50.00

     Delbert Stumpff, $1,500.00

     Bill and Joan Meyer

      and Donna Bernhardt, $160.00

     More contributions are needed. When the project is completed, a complete accounting will be made and any surplus funds will go to a worthy cause in Belgium.

     Send your voluntary contribution to: 1st Bn 394 Plaque, PO Box 99, Marion KS 66861.