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  1. mcfair_58

    mcfair_58 New Member

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    Hello! My name is Marla Cummins Fair. I apologize for not saying 'hi' before posting to the 37th division page. I didn't know I could! So here I am, and here's a little bit about me.

    I live in Troy OH, which is about 20 minutes north of Dayton and 1 hours west of Columbus, OH. We live in the Southwest corner of the state. I am 55 years old and am married. My husband David and I own two buildings in lovely historic downtown Troy. Our business is a combination consignment shop and interior design studio. We have one daughter and one granddaughter. I work in Piqua OH at the historic site, Johnston Farm & Indian Agency, where I take visitors through the 200 year old farmhouse and tell them about John Johnston, a Federal Indian Agent and his family. I also repair antique dolls, write books and teach art.

    My hobbies are mostly connected to history and while I admit I prefer pre-1900 history, I have an interest in WWII as my Dad, Dale Lewis Cummins, fought in it. As I mentioned on the forum, as a young girl and woman Dad's service didn't mean much to me. I heard the stories and had some vague idea that he was in the Pacific. Since we studied the war in Europe more, I had little understanding of what he did. As I got older - particularly after my Dad died suddenly in 1992 - I began to search out information on his service with the desire to understand more. As I have done so, my admiration and respect for those in the armed services has grown exponentially!! THANK YOU ALL WHO SERVED AND SERVE!!

    I came to this forum hoping to learn more about my Dad's unit(s) and service and I have already done so. I thank you all for that as well!

    Marla
     

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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Hello again, Marla. Glad you found how to post. I'll study the pictures more closely when I have more time, but the second one looks very promising. You can see the 37th patch on his left arm.
     
  3. belasar

    belasar Court Jester Staff Member

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    Welcome Aboard Maria!
     
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    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    Welcome to the forums, Maria!
     
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    CAC Ace of Spades

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    G'day Maria and welcome to the forums.
     
  6. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Active Member

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    Hello and welcome to the forum Marla

    Lesley
     
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    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    Welcome to the Forum, Marla. Those are great photos of your Dad. Thanks for sharing them.
     
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    Welcome Maria and thanks for sharing those picturs.
     
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    welcome Marla.....I hope we can help on your research...
     

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