A New Friend in Wales

Posted: February 24, 2014 in Men of the 111th Ordnance Company, Wales 1943-44

We have struck up an online friendship with a fellow in Wales, Glenn Booker, who spends much of his time gathering information and stories of U.S. GIs in South Wales during WWII. For several years now, he has been putting out a magazine about the thousands of Americans who spent time in the area during the war years, and he is now building a website so he can share and learn more–along the lines of what we are doing with this blog. Here is a link to his site: https://sites.google.com/site/usmilitaryinsouthwales/

The men of the 111th Ordnance Company spent several weeks near Barry in late 1943, before they headed up to Albro Castle, in St. Dogmaels, Wales. If any of you have questions or know of a U.S. soldier stationed in South Wales during WWII, you can contact Glenn through his website. He has been great in spreading the word about this blog, which may account for the increase in visits to it by people in the UK recently. Thanks, Glenn! Together we will continue to remember and honor those wonderful men.

Glenn Booker at a 2013 WWII reenactment, Margam Abbey

Glenn Booker at a 2013 WWII reenactment, Margam Abbey

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