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Colmar Pocket Seminar

From the energetic folks who put on the annual Operation Dragoon Commemoration, this year they will hold a Battle of the Colmar Pocket Commemoration and Seminar. There will be a number of Colmar Pocket veterans attending, including GEN (ret.) Frederick J. Kroesen who will discuss his experience as a platoon leader and company commander in the 254th Infantry Regiment during the battle, and MG (ret.) Lloyd B. Ramsey who served as 3/7th Infantry Regiment battalion commander. They have invited veterans of the 3rd Infantry Division, 28th ID, 36th ID, 75th ID, 12th AD of the XXIst Corps of the US Army and the First French Army.

The event is open to the public, with a $30 registration fee (waived for Colmar Pocket veterans, of course).  It will be held at the Hyatt Arlington (1325 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209) and provide ample opportunities to interact with the veterans as well as for oral history during the sessions. The schedule is as follows:

3 December 2010

1300 — 1600   Registration (fee $30)

1800 — 2030   Seminar

 4 December 2010

0900 — 1130    Seminar

1130 — 1300    Lunch (OWN)

1300 — en route to Arlington National Cemetery

1400 — Memorial Service at Amphitheater

1515 — Wreath laying at Tomb of the Unknowns

1830 — Banquet ($35)

5 December 2010

0900–1100     Seminar — Closing session

For further info, contact Monika Stoy, President, Association of the 3rd Infantry Division, Outpost Europe

monikastoy@yahoo.com, PH: 001 703 912 4218

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