World War II Memorial Dedication & Reunion May 27-29, 2004 In Memoriam, Photo Galleries, Reunions | 5 comments Veteran_of_the_17th_Airborne_Division ◄ Back Next ► Picture 29 of 29 A veteran of the 17th Airborne Division, European Theater at the Memorial Save 5 Comments Randy Meraz on May 14, 2020 at 11:53 am Tom, thanks for posting this picture of dad and my brother Gary. Hard to believe it was 16 years ago. Since that time both of them have gone home to be with our Lord. I’m planning to be on Blue Beach Lingyen gulf January 9, 2021, God willing. Dad came ashore that day with the 6th Division and General Douglas McArther 76 years ago!! Reply Thomas on May 14, 2020 at 12:08 pm Randy: Good to hear from you. And I hope that all goes well and that you are able to make that trip. If you do, please send us photos. Reply Randy Meraz on May 25, 2020 at 2:23 pm Will do that! Thanks again Reply Randy Meraz on November 3, 2022 at 9:08 pm Tom, trip to Luzon is on! My 2 sons , a nephew and a sister will fly into Manila Jan 5, 2023 , will be in Lingayen Gulf on Blue Beach where Dads 51st FA Battalion landed on Jan 9. Then on to Munoz, Cabanatuan, Bataan, Corregidor and a stay in Manila, Pearl of the Orient. They’ve opened up the country. Tom , come join us to honor our fathers and their sacrifice!!! Reply Thomas on November 7, 2022 at 11:54 am Randy, Thank you for then invite and for the post. Sorry I cannot join you for your trip, but please take plenty of photos and consider writing a story about what you learn and experience on such an amazing trip. We’ll all be looking forward to hear from you about it. Give my best to your family. Sincerely, Thomas Price Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.