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This accession is made up of a memoirs written by alumnus Wesley Ross in which he describes his participation as a member of the 146th Engineer Combat Battalion (ECB) during World War II. In this memoirs, entitled "146th Engineer Combat Battalion: a Journey," Ross details a number of wartime experiences from training as part of a Navy Combat Demolition Unit (NCDU) in England for the D-Day invasion to his involvement in the Battle of the Bulge. In addition to Ross' narrative, this memoirs includes archival documentation about the "Neptune" mission of the 146th ECB and written accounts from other members of the 146th ECB and other NCDU units active in the D-Day invasion. A list of the 146th ECB members and their lives after the war is also part of this memoirs. In a chapter devoted to pre-war activities, Ross describes his student experience at Oregon State College, which includes stories of hijinks among fellow ROTC students and sample entries from a notebook listing his expenses at school. Wesley Ross graduated with a degree in engineering in 1943.