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Venger
Silver Spring MD USA
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Joined: 2022
57th Engineer Combat Battalion
2/12/2022 12:30:39 PM
Hello all! First time posting and I’m excited to dive back into my quest of finding more information about my grandfathers service. Archibald Dominick Kasulke was my hero and practically raised me. I am looking for any and all information about his unit in the Solomons.

He was a combat engineer with the 57th Engineer Combat Battalion, Americal Division. Over the years since his passing I have searched high and low but I really have trouble finding any concrete evidence on their whereabouts during the war.

It’s been a couple of years since I dis any heavy research but I am diving back in. Looking forward to reading all the info on this site as well as sharing my findings.

I have about 50 letters from my grandfather to his wife back home. I know the army was second on Guadalcanal but in one of his letters he alludes to being on Guadalcanal in early august 1942.

Do any of you know anything about (army) engineers being sent in early along with or directly behind the marines landing?

DT509er
Santa Rosa CA USA
Posts: 1034
Joined: 2005
57th Engineer Combat Battalion
2/12/2022 6:23:44 PM
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Hello all! First time posting and I’m excited to dive back into my quest of finding more information about my grandfathers service. Archibald Dominick Kasulke was my hero and practically raised me. I am looking for any and all information about his unit in the Solomons.

He was a combat engineer with the 57th Engineer Combat Battalion, Americal Division. Over the years since his passing I have searched high and low but I really have trouble finding any concrete evidence on their whereabouts during the war.

It’s been a couple of years since I dis any heavy research but I am diving back in. Looking forward to reading all the info on this site as well as sharing my findings.

I have about 50 letters from my grandfather to his wife back home. I know the army was second on Guadalcanal but in one of his letters he alludes to being on Guadalcanal in early august 1942.

Do any of you know anything about (army) engineers being sent in early along with or directly behind the marines landing?



Based on the information at JSTOR.org, the Americal Divisions' 164th Regiment did not arrive onto Guadalcanal until October 13. JSTOR first mentions the 57th ECB during the reorganization of the division in February 1943. It is unlikely that any Americals were at Guadalcanal in August.

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