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Keeping Our Memories Alive in the Virtual Museum

The memories that are in our hearts and in our minds will soon reside only in the thoughts and in the hearts of those we leave behind.

How can we preserve those memories?

The record of our lives as participants in World War II and specifically as members of our construction engineering units can be preserved in our virtual museum.

In addition to publishing The Dozer, a newsletter specific to the 1177th Engineer Construction Group and its component battalions, this website will be a virtual museum. It will contain all that has been placed into the care, custody, and control of the Army Engineer Memorabilia Division of The Scott Saewert War Museum.

Eventually this site will include letters, documents, maps, photographs and pictures of artifacts. All items being relative to the life and times of personnel assigned to the Army Construction Engineers in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

The contributors have been the veterans, their wives and their families.

The purpose of this collection is to record the human experience of those men as they pursued their day-to-day duties during their time in the service. The battles of the war are well recorded, but the behind the line activities are mentioned in passing and rarely footnoted. This virtual museum will bring those days, those activities and those lives into focus.

Veterans and their families are those who will have an immediate interest but the record will be there for those who follow. The student, the teacher, the writer, the history buffs and the historians will have available information not to be found elsewhere.

Among the items already on or soon to be on the website are:

  • Histories of all the units including the history of the Band
  • The accomplishment of the 353rd Regiment on New Caledonia
  • Pictures of The Combat Village in Camp White, Oregon
  • Maps of Guadalcanal
  • Awards given to Colonels Trower and Shubat
  • A biography of Colonel Trower
  • A number of issues of The Dozer
  • Letters sent home during the service

The first priority is to continue the assembly of biographies, letters, documents, maps, pictures, and records. Please continue to send in what you can of your life and times in the service. It will be incorporated into and become a part of the virtual museum.

There is no mechanism for accepting monetary contributions. Please disregard any mention of monetary donations on this site. Requests for donations used to be published in The Dozer, and some issues of The Dozer are published on this site. The person listed in The Dozer is no longer alive and the address is not valid. Any monies received will be returned or destroyed.