V Corps

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Very touching email received in 2015

From: Clive Moore [mailto:clive.mooredj@btopenworld.com]
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2015 2:45 PM
To: Marge201@gmail.com
Subject: V Corps history

Dear Marge,
I've been searching for information on V Corps during 1942 and your blog came up whilst trying to find a copy of the official history. 

I'm working as a researcher for Multimedia Instructional Design Ltd, who are based in Wexford Ireland. They are currently developing a project in conjunction with Craigavon Borough Council to create a display on the US Army in Northern Ireland and their use of Brownlow House in Lurgan. In relation to that, I'm searching for material associated with V Corps being based at Brownlow House.

After discovering the blog, I watched the video of your father and was interested to hear a veteran mentioning Lurgan.  Also,I gather from your blog that you have a copy of the official history/yearbook. Can I ask is there any photographs in that relating to Northern Ireland and any mention of Brownlow, or Northern Ireland in the text?

Ideally at present I'm looking for a period image of Brownlow House whilst the US Army were based there. After that, any images in Lurgan or of V Corps in Northern Ireland.

Any help or thoughts on the matter is greatly appreciated.

Clive Moore  

Research Assistant

IF ANYBODY READING THIS BLOG HAS ANYTHING THAT CLIVE MOORE CAN USE, PLEASE EMAIL HIM.  I do have my dad's official yearbook.  Does anybody have an extra copy to possibly give to Clive?

Sunday, May 30, 2010


I want to thank all members of the United States military, those currently serving, those retired, and those who are not with us any longer, for their service to our country.  My dad, Murray Teilhaber (11/6/15 - 10/2/08) was a proud veteran, having served in the U.S. Army from August 12, 1942 to November 14, 1945, serving 38 months in Europe. God bless America.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


Today I received a very touching email from the son of Major Boyd E. Shriver:

"Read your blog about V Corps and your father. Did he ever know Major Boyd Shriver who was Adjudant prior to invasion of North Africa?"

Hi Byron,
So glad you took a look at my V Corps blog! I just called my dad and unfortunately he doesn't know you. He told me to tell you, "There's not many of us around."

Hi Marge,

Thank you for your prompt reply to my email.

My father was Boyd E. Shriver and he died in January 1945 in Washington, four weeks after I was born so I never knew him. His military records (along with many others) were destroyed in a fire back in the 1970s so I have been looking up sites on the internet to see what I can trace. Your site came up on a search of V Corps.

He enlisted in the infantry in 1926 and was commissioned in 1935. He was eventually transferred to the Adjutant General's Department, posted to V Corps at Camp Beauregard, Louisiana and sent to Northern Ireland in February 1942 as Adjutant of V Corps before it moved to Bristol. He was then transferred to the British War Office to work on plans for Operation Torch and took part in the landings at Oran in November 1942. He was therefore only with V Corps for a short time so there was just a slight chance that your father would have come accross him.

However, it was good to come accross your site and see the old photographs. Your father looks in really good shape. My mother will be 90 this year so we will be having a party for her.


If anyone reading this blog knew Major Boyd Shriver, let me know and I will put you in touch with his son Byron. Or make a comment and share that information with everyone.

Monday, November 12, 2007


My dad, a proud U.S. Army veteran, celebrated his 92nd birthday on November 6, 2007. Veterans Day was November 11, 2007. I will be submitting his oral history to the Veterans History Project very soon. I conducted the interview a few months ago and it's almost ready to go. Here's some interesting reading for y'all on the subject.

La Crosse Tribune November 10, 2007
By DAN SPRINGER / La Crosse Tribune

Thanks to the Veterans History Project, the memories and experiences of thousands of those who served in the U.S. military have been captured on tape. Thanks to court reporters, that rich oral history now is being transcribed for researchers and the general public to use.

Court reporter Tawni Kind spearheaded the effort after transcribing some interviews for her husband, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind of La Crosse, who sponsored creation of the history project in 2000. Tawni Kind said she found the experience so rewarding, she thought other court reporters might be interested in the project. And it was a natural fit for a group that makes a living transcribing legal testimony.

She took the idea to a meeting of the Wisconsin Court Reporters Association, which just happened to have a representative from the national association. Soon, the idea had spread nationwide, with Tawni Kind as coordinator. She created a template and a glossary of military terms, names of battles and cities, and other obscure terms to aid court reporters. But the project grew to the point where the national group had to take over the effort, Tawni Kind said. The court reporters last year turned out their 1,000th oral history transcription.

But thousands more stories remain to be transcribed, even as more histories are being put to tape, according to the national group. The transcribed interviews are placed in a digital format that makes it easier for researchers or the public to search for specific items, Tawni Kind said. On that format, researchers can cross-reference from a number of interviews. Each transcription is time stamped, so researchers can go to the tape to find the passage, complete with the veteran’s emotion and true inflection. While court reporters are volunteering their time, they can earn continuing education credits for each tape they transcribe, according to the National Court Reporters Association.


Veterans Day is November 11, 2007. If you have a family member who is a veteran, take advantage of the occasion to interview him or her as part of the Veterans History Project. We have heard of growing numbers of reporters who are working with the National Court Reporters Foundation to interview and transcribe the wartime stories of family members.

WSFA-TV in Montgomery, Ala., for example, recently broadcast a story about associate member Sherry Hill, of Prince Institute, interviewing her father-in-law, Robert Hill, about his experiences in World War II. Sherry offers to interview other veterans in the Montgomery area as part of NCRF's partnership with the Library of Congress in the Veterans History Project.

For details on how you can participate in this program, contact Beth Kilker, NCRF's VHP Coordinator, at bkilker@ncrahq.org or call 800-272-6272, ext. 174.

Reporter: Bryan Henry
Updated: Nov 8, 2007 10:24 PM EST

Robert Hill has a story to tell.

"I was in 8 major operations," said Hill.

8 major operations that took place 64 years ago for Hill, the front lines of World War II in the South Pacific. A mere kid back then, he grew up in a hurry.

"My duty along with some guys in the boat was to pick up the wounded and the dead," Hill said.

This is something Robert Hill will share when he's formally interviewed next Wednesday, November 7th, 2007, a few days before Veterans Day. This is all part of the Veterans History Project, started by Congress seven years ago. The war stories will eventually be catalogued by the Library of Congress so future generations will learn about the sacrifices on the battlefields far away. In Montgomery Robert Hill be interviewed by Sherry Hill who just happens to be his daughter-in-law.

"Everybody's story is important," said Sherry Hill.

Sherry Hill runs a court reporting school, a logical method to interview veterans and collect stories along with a handful of memories.

"I'm sure there will be some emotional, traumatic sessions. It's important to know the sacrifices that were made," said Hill.

Robert Hill couldn't agree more. In fact: "There are so many people today that don't know we went to war," Mr. Hill said.

Well, we did have a war, several of them down through the years, and the Veterans History Project encourages all war veterans to share their stories from the first world war to the current conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

"Wartime.. if you've never experienced it you can't possibly fathom the toll it took on them," Sherry Hill said.

Hill says the National Court Reporting Association is partnering with the Library of Congress to gather war stories.

In addition to giving a oral history, veterans may also submit photographs, home movies and diaries. So far 12 veterans have signed up to share their stories with Sherry Hill. Robert Hill, of course, is among them. Today, he is 81 years old and in a few days, this former Navy man plans to tell the whole story about how he fought on the bloody beaches and survived.

If you're a war veteran and you want to share your war story, give Sherry Hill a call at the Prince Institute in East Montgomery at 334-271-1670.

Friday, December 08, 2006


Thanks to the efforts of NCRA members, the number of veterans' stories that have been transcribed in support of the Veterans History Project stood at the eerily symbolic total of 1,111 on November 11, 2006, Veterans Day. The Library of Congress and the National Court Reporters Foundation had set a goal of having 1,000 veterans' stories transcribed by that date.

NCRF is joining forces with the Library of Congress to launch a new initiative related to the Veterans History Project wherein NCRA members collect and record the stories of the veterans in their lives: family members, neighbors, colleagues -- really, any veteran you know or meet. We are calling this the “Thousand Voices Initiative.”

Court reporters have been very responsive in volunteering to transcribe tapes already in the Library of Congress archives. But about 1,700 veterans are dying each day, so the real priority is getting the stories recorded.

Participating is as easy as having a conversation and your service is nothing short of patriotic.
To learn more, e-mail Beth Kilker at NCRF or call her at 800-272-6272.

Saturday, October 28, 2006


The Veterans History Project is a project of the Library of Congress aimed at collecting oral history interviews, memoirs, letters, diaries, photographs, and other original materials from veterans of World Wars I and II, and the Korean, Vietnam, and Persian Gulf Wars and the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts (2001-present). Those U.S. citizen civilians who were actively involved in supporting war efforts (such as war industry workers, USO workers, flight instructors, medical volunteers, etc.) are also encouraged to contribute their personal narratives. Members of the public become part of the Veterans History Project after they donate their materials.

The United States Congress created the Veterans History Project in 2000. The authorizing legislation, Public Law 106-380, sponsored by Representatives Ron Kind, Amo Houghton, and Steny Hoyer in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senators Max Cleland and Chuck Hagel in the U.S. Senate, received unanimous support and was signed into law by President William Jefferson Clinton on October 27, 2000.

I have already conducted a lengthy interview of my dad, Murray Teilhaber, for the VHP and am currently email/interviewing Harold Lomax.

Go here to learn more:

Anyone reading this is encouraged to post comments.

V Corps Operations in the ETO January 6, 1942 - May 9, 1945

Welcome to the V Corps blog!!! I have created this as a repository of all things V Corps. The V Corps served our country nobly in World War II.  My dad, Murray Teilhaber, was a proud member of the V Corps.

First thing to do to acquaint yourself is go here:

This is another link for the same album:
V Corps Picasa album