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Ed Gilbert and Romain Cansiere
Col Bale
Wed Jul 20, 2016 02:11
73.32.11.191

I (Ed) talk to the Colonel fairly frequently by phone, less often in person, but he often does not answer e-mails and such. It's just a consequence of being 96, or the e-mail may have gone into his spam folder. I will mention you to him today.

For mail delivery, his full address is:

1321 Park Bayou Drive
C306, Houston, Texas 77077-1597

It's a fairly gigantic retirement home, but the Post Office should not have that hard a time!

I would suggest that you definitely send photos to this website, and to romain.cansiere@gmail.com

The more places photos are archived, the better.

  • Pvt. Don PearsonDonna Werner, Sun Jul 3 22:53
    Hello~ My father~ Donald (Don) Pearson fought in Tarawa and was the loader/radio operator in "Clipper" After Clipper was damaged Don was part of the tank crew in "Conga" My dad never, ever talked... more
    • Col Bale — Ed Gilbert and Romain Cansiere, Wed Jul 20 02:11
      • PFC Don PearsonDonna Pearson Werner, Wed Jul 20 07:54
        Thank you so much for your help! I really appreciate you taking the time to respond and also for mentioning my father to Col Bale. The letter I wrote to him was never returned to me, so I'm hoping... more
        • Col BaleEd Gilbert, Wed Jul 20 14:06
          Talked to the Col today for a short while before lunch. He got the letter and will try and call you. Did not give a time - but like I said, he's 96!
          • PFC Don PearsonDonna Werner, Wed Jul 20 22:42
            Thank you so much! I appreciate your help. I hope he's feeling well.
    • Pvt. Don PearsonJon, Fri Jul 8 17:29
      Donna, Did you get in contact with Col. Bale? Do you have any pictures of your father from the war? I would be glad to include them on Tarawa On The Web. Jon Stevens
      • PFC. Don PearsonDonna Werner, Fri Jul 8 18:36
        Hi Jon~ I sent Col. Bale a letter and some pictures but I'm not sure if he got it because I only had his address and couldn't find his apt. #......which the Post Office thought I'd need. So I did... more
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