June 20, 2009
The Washington, Missouri VFW Hall held their annual Homecoming event. This year I took my halftrack and M35A2 there and had them on display. The turn out was a bit light, but I finally met up with Rich Fletch. He is a WWII veteran who drove a halftrack during the war. He was a member of the 8th Armored Infantry regiment and drove a M3A1 Halftrack named Angel. I met a friend of his at the St. Louis Veteran's Parade and he told how Rich wanted to see a halftrack again. We have been trying to together since then. I really enjoyed talking with him and he enjoyed see the halftrack and hearing the engine run. I wish we had more time and would have given him a ride in it. Hopefully I will have another opportunity to meet him.