Photo Companion CD With 2nd and 3rd Editions

The CD that accompanies the 2nd Edition of Serving the Pieces contains over 450 photos of scenes, men, souveniers from Ed's private collection. Photos he took during the war, and a few photos from other vets of the 242nd.  Also included are photos of the 242nd Field Artillery Battalion reunions that have been held in Kearney Nebraska each year. The 3rd Edition of Serving the Pieces includes an all new CD with training schedules, reunion info and more of Ed's research on the 242nd.

The Banner

The red and gold banner at the left was designed by Newman Myrah, a Western artist who was with the 242nd at Camp White. The beaver head represents the state of Oregon where the 242nd was activated.  The cannon  represents the mission of the battalion as field artillery. "Serve the Pieces Faithfully" was the motto of the 242nd Field Artillery Battalion.

The Radio

Everywhere in the early '40's, radios blared the music of the big bands. Click on "WWII Radio" and hear some of the songs they played:
  Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere,  I'll be Seeing You
  Boogy Woogy Bugle Boy of Company B
  Field Artillery Song - Caissons Go Rolling Along
  Medley - It Had to be You, My Buddy, Shine On,Harvest Moon, By the Light of the Silvery Moon
  Harbor Lights, Have I told You Lately that I Love You
  Lili Marlene (A German song), Love Letters in the Sand
  Moonlight Serenade, Now is the Hour

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