No longer were we social outcasts; on the
contrary, many were the conquests in the nearby cities of Falmouth and Hyannis. Everywhere we went we were received with open arms. It was surprising how far a man could get on a week-end pass.
The name Popponessett Beach brings back to us our
first training in anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons. The migratory birds gave this area a wide berth for quite a long while after we left there just in case there 'was an Amphibian still there banging away at some
About that time, while we were at Washburn, our
Regiment was renamed the 594th Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment. The strength and the cornposition of the units remained the same, however.