New Member--Son of Sgt. John H. Barickman, HQ Co., 2nd Battalion, 506 PIR

New Member--Son of Sgt. John H. Barickman, HQ Co., 2nd Battalion, 506 PIR

phbarickman
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Joined: 06 Sep 2016, 19:56

06 Sep 2016, 19:56 #1

Mr Bando and Forum,

I am the son of Sgt. John H. Barickman, mortar platoon,  HQ Co, 2nd Battalion, 506 PIR.  I was delighted to see his name mentioned in reference to  the confusion over John D. Halls, w ho was Dad's best friend.  (You must have interviewed Dad at some point.)  Regrettably, BoB got the name wrong in the Brecourt segment.   One of 16 kids in a Mormon family, Halls was well-known in our family. Dad is now 96 y/o, but has vivid menories of his service. He has several photos that the members might enjoy--Toccoa, Benning, Aldbourne, and Carentan.  Once I learn how to attach them I will  do so.

Thanks for being a tireless historian.

Paul  H. Barickman
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Simon H
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Joined: 26 Feb 2008, 18:30

08 Jun 2017, 15:02 #2

Would be very interested in seeing any pictures Paul, if you can post them.

Best Wishes from England,
Simon
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KlondikeFox
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Joined: 03 Mar 2008, 14:33

26 Jun 2017, 14:45 #3

Hello Paul-Welcome to the TT forum.  I also have another TT page on Facebook.  If you are a FB member, let me know what name you use 
and I'll get you onboard there, as well.  I do more daily checking and posting there now, than on this page.  A relative of yours named
Kurt Barickman from MN used to be a regular here.  He contacted your dad over a decade ago and got some interesting information
about the famous photo taken of troopers riding in a VW jeep in Carentan. We can discuss that, and the identities of those in the photo
in future posts are or on FB.  
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SymmMcCord
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Joined: 29 Aug 2017, 17:58

24 Oct 2017, 14:08 #4

phbarickman wrote: Mr Bando and Forum,

I am the son of Sgt. John H. Barickman, mortar platoon,  HQ Co, 2nd Battalion, 506 PIR.  I was delighted to see his name mentioned in reference to  the confusion over John D. Halls, w ho was Dad's best friend.  (You must have interviewed Dad at some point.)  Regrettably, BoB got the name wrong in the Brecourt segment.   One of 16 kids in a Mormon family, Halls was well-known in our family. Dad is now 96 y/o, but has vivid menories of his service. He has several photos that the members might enjoy--Toccoa, Benning, Aldbourne, and Carentan.  Once I learn how to attach them I will  do so.

Thanks for being a tireless historian.

Paul  H. Barickman
Stephen Ambrose also got it wrong as to who was the first unit to get to the Berghoff. It wasn't Easy Company or even any part in the 101st.
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currahee506
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Joined: 27 Nov 2007, 08:55

16 Nov 2017, 13:23 #5

phbarickman wrote: Mr Bando and Forum,

I am the son of Sgt. John H. Barickman, mortar platoon,  HQ Co, 2nd Battalion, 506 PIR.  I was delighted to see his name mentioned in reference to  the confusion over John D. Halls, w ho was Dad's best friend.  (You must have interviewed Dad at some point.)  Regrettably, BoB got the name wrong in the Brecourt segment.   One of 16 kids in a Mormon family, Halls was well-known in our family. Dad is now 96 y/o, but has vivid menories of his service. He has several photos that the members might enjoy--Toccoa, Benning, Aldbourne, and Carentan.  Once I learn how to attach them I will  do so.

Thanks for being a tireless historian.

Paul  H. Barickman
Paul - welcome to the forum.  Please message me at aintgonnajumnomore@yahoo.com.  I can help you.  Rich
The point I was trying to make is that you have to be prepared to give to the people you lead. You must give in every way. You must give of your time, and you must be consistent in your treatment of them. You must never take from people you lead. Later, at Brécourt Manor, Compton did a fantastic job leading his men.

     
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