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36thIDAlex

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    Louisville, Kentucky
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    WWII 36th Infantry Division, Kentucky veterans, uniforms from infantry divisions of the ETO

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  1. I appreciate the contributions Jerry, as said I don’t really do navy or marine stuff and hadn’t checked on this thread in awhile. Really neat photos you managed to find, hopefully some of the marine/aviation guys find all of them useful for any projects in the future! Very cool impression too.
  2. Thanks both Kurt and Parks! It’s a truly special group and you can’t ask for much more out of a 29th ID uniform than to be from Major Johns’ outfit and one mentioned frequently throughout Clay Pigeons. I sped read through the entire book in about two days once I realized. They were some brave souls and Kenney was no exception.
  3. Marked is Kenney’s line prior to the big push of the 15th
  4. Well everyone, today is a very special day for me. I’ve been working on reuniting these uniforms for over two years now. All belonged to native Kentuckian William B Kenney, one of the real “Clay Pigeons of St. Lo” William Buckner Kenney was born to William B and Lucy Kenney. His father, William Kenney senior, was a popular doctor in the town of Paris, a fairly rural farming town about 20 miles from the long-established city of Lexington, Kentucky. His childhood was quiet despite being one of the only children in the town not raised on the large horse and crop farms surrounding the t
  5. Well everyone, today is a very special day for me. I’ve been working on reuniting these uniforms for over two years now. All belonged to native Kentuckian William B Kenney, one of the real “Clay Pigeons of St. Lo” William Buckner Kenney was born to William B and Lucy Kenney. His father, William Kenney senior, was a popular doctor in the town of Paris, a fairly rural farming town about 20 miles from the long-established city of Lexington, Kentucky. His childhood was quiet despite being one of the only children in the town not raised on the large horse and crop farms surrounding the t
  6. Hey all, does anyone know how to go about researching a 29th ID Silver Star? I’ve been doing some research on a local veteran but am having trouble figuring out how to go about finding his Silver Star Citation. Name was Captain William Buckner Kenney O-1299899 who served as CO of C then B Company of the 115th IR from DDay to the end of November. I know he earned two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star or two, and one Silver Star, but have been unable to find why he got the Silver Star. I am hoping someone on here may have access to the 29th GOs or perhaps knows where I can go to figure it out. Th
  7. Awesome tunic! I love seeing enlisted marine aviators and this is a great one.
  8. Thanks for the tip! I was actually having trouble finding what it was as all I could come up with was the AF award. Makes sense seeing as he lived his whole life in NJ. That rack is a later one he had made up and it is copied onto the button-sort of thing he wore to reunions. The rack on the jumper is wartime production.
  9. Thanks for the comment! Yeah the grouping only came with his CPO hat device so I’m just using that one as a temporary display until I can find an original. The pipe is definitely one of my favorite parts! Best part is it still works too!
  10. POWs picked up in the wreckage of the Surigao Strait Kamikaze damage The tugboat he commanded after his time on the LOUISVILLE Wedding day
  11. Duffy is boxing in the white shorts Shipboard surgery Admiral change of command ceremony Panorama of Kodak The first half of the ships 1st Division, Duffy in red Admiral Oldendorf and staff Some gunners with a good shot of the gun Shipboard marine detachment
  12. I figured id show some of the photos as well, although there are sadly way too many to post here I wish I could! There’s a lot of great subject matter Home from boot camp Swimming call From crossing the equator, the stars and stripes was replaced for the day While crossing in 1941, the gentleman on the left, Billie Joe White, had his Manila hemp dress set on fire by a cigarette. The hemp is stored in partial oil and sadly he died of his burns before they could save him. It was a real tragedy on such a fun day.
  13. Hey everyone! This group has been a work in process but has turned out to be one of my favorite Navy groupings by far with an awesome story behind it. While I have tried to shift more towards army infantry, I could not pass up such a phenomenal group from my hometown’s namesake ship, the USS Louisville CA-28. The read is lengthy but full of some awesome details John wrote down in his autobiography. Feel free to read, although a summary of the items in the group and photos are at the bottom. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  14. Thanks y'all! Definitely happy to add this one, don't see stuff from the med battalions very often. Another division down!
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