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#76 WWIIBuff1945

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 01:19 PM

 

Thanks Keith! I am actually just finishing reading the 'Soldier's Sketchbook' this week. It's a quick read but well put together with lots of photos and drawings. Most of the book is his letters home (like the book 'V-Mail') but he also adds some modern commentary to it. 'V-Mail' was okay but you get a lot of the typical "all is swell, don't worry" censored letters that don't really reflect the soldier's true feelings or what is actually going on. 'A 4F Goes to War' was my least favorite of the group. It's a very short book, but the author appeared to me to think a little too highly of himself - has a few stories of him talking back to officers and making a disparaging comment or two about guys that got trench foot or frostbite (as if they all did it on purpose...).

 

That is a nice grouping you have with the pistol. Did you ever decide to make contact with the family or not to get some more information?

 

Jason,

Thanks for the info on the books. The phone numbers were bad so I wasn't able to get a hold of the family. Its always a risk when you contact them that they would like the items back. It would be hard me me to say no to the family and its a really cool grouping!



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Posted 16 May 2019 - 07:18 AM

Thank You very much Jason, I appreciate the comment

I have a little more Century division stuff that i'll post soon



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Posted 30 June 2019 - 08:26 AM

One my latest acquisitions - a letter and cover from Cpl. Nicholas Homoki, who served alongside my grandfather in K Company, 397th Infantry Regiment. The letter was written to his sister from Germany about a week before the war ended. This would be the first piece I've found from a fellow K Company vet that I've been able to add to my collection.

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 03:26 PM

Picked up several more letter written by Cpl. Homoki while overseas in the spring of 1945 to his family back home in Pennsylvania.
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Posted 12 August 2019 - 02:28 PM

Here is my most recent pickup - a copy of the Unit Citation awarded to the 3rd Battalion of the 398th Infantry Regiment for performance in combat in December 17 thru 21, 1944 near Bitche, France. It was issued by the Seventh Army on March 12, 1945 but this copy was reproduced by the 100th Division HQ on March 16, 1945. Even better is that this copy was either owned by or at one point issued to Staff Sergeant William Hust, who served in L Company in the 398th IR.
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Posted 12 August 2019 - 02:30 PM

Here is a close up photo of the top of the document (GO # 91), with S/Sgt Hust's name attached.
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Posted 08 October 2019 - 04:57 PM

Posting a few small items I've picked up recently. Another patch, a 399th Infantry Regiment officer device made by NS Meyer and a 100th Division Artillery DUI.
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Posted 09 October 2019 - 01:17 AM

If I may add this on this Century Division Vet, one Morris (Mickey) Goldman, a long serving Solder with the old NYC 77th Infantry Division and it's later transmutation the 77th Army Command up till 1983. He was as we see a Vet of the 100th Infantry Division, 3rd Battalion 397th Infantry.

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 02:46 PM

Thanks Patches for sharing this, very interesting. Mr. Goldman served in the same battalion as my grandfather during WW2

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 03:45 PM

Thanks Patches for sharing this, very interesting. Mr. Goldman served in the same battalion as my grandfather during WW2

My pleasure Jason

 

I think he might of been in the 3rd Bn's HQ Company as we see in one of the pages he was in a Commo Plt or Sec. an organization found in Battalion HQ Companies. A slight typo on my part though I'm now noticing, that 1983 date for his retirement from military service, date should read 1984.



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Posted 10 October 2019 - 02:02 PM

I checked the roster and he indeed was in the 3rd Battalion HQ.

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 05:21 PM

I checked the roster and he indeed was in the 3rd Battalion HQ.

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 05:01 AM

My latest Ebay find - an original portrait of a 100th Division soldier. Most likely done while they were still stationed at Fort Jackson because of the studio being in SC. Unfortunately though it was unnamed.
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