HELP! Need lost history!

By: Arletta Roundtree
On: 02/05/2002
I am searching for the 401 BG calendar for 2002. I have tried to purchase 3 in the last 3 months and have been thrown through the proverbial ringer trying to do so.

The following will explain my reasons for contacting members of the association:
1. November 26, 2001: Order was sent to Turner Publishing CO. for 3 calendars.
2. December 6, 2001: I received 3 calendars celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 111th calvary.
3. December 7, 2001: Contacted customer service at Turner for instructions regarding return of this shipment. Spoke to Mattie and she verified that my order was entered in their computer correctly and shipping had made an error.
4. December 10, 2001: Calendars I originally received were sent  FED/X to Mattie's attention at Turner.
5. January 16, 2002: Contacted Mattie again because I had not received my original order of the 401BG 2002 Calendars. She verified that the ones I returned had been received at Turner. She asked me to wait 3 or 4 more days.
6. January 31, 2002: It's two weeks and no calendars so I contacted Mattie again. She advised me there are no more 401BG calendars and they are completely sold out. My money will be refunded in 3 or 4 months.

If there are any calendars out there in the big blue yonder I will gladly pay for them and any additional charges for mailing. I would like to buy 3.

This calendar is important to the family because my husbands picture is in it with one of the crews and what a "pin-up" for the grandkids. At their request, Charlie (God rest his soul) and I wrote our individual "war-stories" and since his death my goal is to collect and organize all the material I can find relative to the 401BG and his experience with them.

If anyone can help I will be very grateful. I can be contacted at or feel free to call me at 720-870-5224.


Arletta M. Roundtree

P.S. There was a blue book that came out a couple years back that also had 401st goodies in it and I haven't been able to find it anywhere. Maybe you can find that in a pile with those calendars and send them all...

Thank you for your time and God bless.