15th Engineers? as in Combat Engineers CBT 9th Inf. Ft. Lewis WA? as in "Sappers Lead the Way"? I was a 15th Engineer from 86 to 88 ;D
I also started out reenacting (early 1990s) in French and Indian War 60th Royal Americans and later as French Marine and played both sides as Militia..... I briefly ventured into WWII reenacting as Panzer Grenadier and had most of a Russian persona assembled, but that was around the time I got married and everything came to a screeching halt
Now (since my wife is a Filipina) my focus is on Philippine related living history.
Post by 15thengineer on Jul 22, 2008 8:13:52 GMT -5
Here is the Story,
My dad was a combat Engineer in the 38th Inf. 113th Eng. Bn back in the early 70's (70-77 actually). So growing up I always saw pictures of him with his dump truck and all his old uniforms and such.
When I started doing WWII reenacting in 2000, I wanted to do Engineers to honor my dad. Plus no one ever does the important support roles in WWII reenacting, as we know the war was won by Airborne and Rangers (no offense) everyone wants to be elite.
I joined a reenactment group that does the 9th Inf. Div. and when I did I asked if I could portray the Divisions Eng. Battalion. They said sure! Great! So I started doing a 15th Engineer impression with them.
I still do....although it is less now as they have made me a 2nd Lt. (due to our unit having 50+ members) so when I am not needed as an Officer I do the whole Engineer thing. I have a full demo display, squad tool chest, mine sweeper....ect.
Where was your unit of the 60th RA out of? Might have shot at you a couple of times at Niagara or some other event.
I have done several things over the years ....including:
Hommes du Pere Allouez (my new 1680s impression) Milice du St. Joseph (F&I) Regt. Royal Rousillon (F&I) 9th Indiana Vol. Inf. (Civil War) 1st USSS Co. F (Civil War) 1st Michigan Engineers & Mechanics (Civil War) 15th Engineer Bn. (WWII) 9th Inf. Div. Co. A (WWII) 25th Panzer Grenadiers (WWII) 9th Volksgrenadiers (WWII)
Plus my 1941 philippine garrison stuff which I post here.