Author: Mel Corren

Mel Corren

G. I. Visitors

During my overseas military service in WWII, my Uncle Al and I visited several times in England where we had many adventures. The scariest of

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Mel Corren

Ode to Paul Fairbrook

1923-2023 I had the pleasure of knowing Paul Fairbrook for many, many years and would like to make known some of his many accomplishments that

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Mel Corren

A Farewell to Arms

At one point, the real war nearly caught up with me. It was during the Battle of the Bulge which began on December 17, 1944,

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Mel Corren

Livin’ Large in Paris

8th in the Series I first met Bob Rieders in Valognes, Normandy where we both joined the cadre (a new unit which is just being

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Mel Corren

On Entering Paris

Sixth in a Series On Entering Paris 25/8/1944 We waited, impatiently, until August 25th, 1944, when General de Gaulle and his army marched down the

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Mel Corren

On to France

Fifth in a Series The next week, after returning from Tidworth, where Sgt. Griffen and I had closed out Ordinance Depot, O641, we received orders

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Mel Corren

As Luck Would Have It

It was during World War II, on September 18th, 1943, that I boarded the troopship, Argentina, in New York Harbor.  The scuttlebutt was that we

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