About

I enjoy travel, maritime history, and nautical adventures so I selected a photo of Ahu Tongariki at Easter Island that I took in 2005 while on a “vacation” as a cruise ship lecturer in the South Pacific. I did not start a WordPress Blog until after that trip but I did upload a summary on a web site called “World is Round” that is no longer live and I am migrating some of the photos from that web site to this blog as well as importing from another “Explorabloggin” site I started on Blogger and decided that WordPress works better for me.

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  1. Dear Mr. JIm Mockford, My name is Milan Mamusich and I am the grandson of Hungarian General István (Stephen) Mamusich. My father György (George) Mamusich as a kid lived in the Metten Abbey in Germany, which you so well describe in your essay titled:”Return to the Thunderbolt Trail” about your father PFC Roger Mockford.

    http://www.veteransofthebattleofthebulge.org/vbob/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/thunderbolt-trail-2011.pdf

    Please see the following Spanish language site with original US Army Documents on my grandfather and father that irrefutably prove the case: Please look for numbers 164 and 167 in the text at:

    http://mamusich.wix.com/bolivariano#!lado-paterno-hsares-y-tecnlogos/c1s5k

    Dad thinks that George Patton might have had his departure feast in the Metten Abbey. I really would like to talk to you and give a surprise to dad.

    Thank you: Milan Mamusich from Budapest, Hungary

    Please see my contacts at
    http://mamusich.wix.com/curriculum

    • mockford says:

      This is a very interesting story but my father did not go to Metten Abbey in 1945 because he was injured in western Germany and sent to a hospital. When we visited Metten Abbey in 2011 with other veterans some of them may have been there in 1945. It is a beautiful place. As far as the Patton dinner story goes I have sent your contact information to another historian who may have some knowledge about that and perhaps they will contact you. Regarding the links in your email I have no comment because it is outside my area of experience or familiarity. Good luck on your research about your grandfather Hungarian General István (Stephen) Mamusich.

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