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This is our story -- not all of it -- but that part which printing can tell. No words, no photographs, no souvenirs, no recollections can fully recall nor retell the story of our life together as an organization. Here we have recorded some of the events in which we participated, the many places which, for short periods of time, we called home; our jobs and our accomplishments as constructors in an age of destruction.
But no page can record our emotions nor our thoughts as we wallowed through the never ending tasks which were our assignments in this conflict. No means of communication can transmit that spirit of hope which aided us to face that seemingly endless series of jobs which always confronted us. No medium can properly portray the worth of the friendships which we knew here, nor express the pleasure of those brief moments when we had a chance to enjoy ourselves. Here then is the story, our story of the thousand days of our lives which we gave to our country.
John M. Keane, Lt. Col. C.E. Commanding, 840th Engineer Aviation Battalion
United States Navy, World War 1939-1945, Regimental Histories, 840th Engineer Aviation Battalion
United States Army Air Forces, "History of 840th Engineer Aviation Battalion" (1946). World War Regimental Histories. 208.
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