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36thIDAlex

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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!
  15. A bit of an update today with my first apartment display It’s been a month and a half since I moved into my first off-campus apartment for school. I brought a few things with me but had several larger purchases in line which all seemed to come in after I had already moved in. Regardless, very glad to have a roommate who has no desire for interior decorating and pretty much let me do what I want.
  16. Meant to post this in uniforms, if the moderators want to remove the post in latest finds feel free. Carmine Landato was born to two Italian immigrants who had only arrived in New York City less than a decade before. Raised in the bustle of Brooklyn’s Italian district with working class parents, Landato was no stranger to hardship. After doing odd jobs to help the family during high school, he got a full time position with a laundromat. The job was uninspiring, however, and Carmine decided to pursue a career in the armed forces, enlisting in 1940. Selected to train as a medic, he move
  17. Carmine Landato was born to two Italian immigrants who had only arrived in New York City less than a decade before. Raised in the bustle of Brooklyn’s Italian district with working class parents, Landato was no stranger to hardship. After doing odd jobs to help the family during high school, he got a full time position with a laundromat. The job was uninspiring, however, and Carmine decided to pursue a career in the armed forces, enlisting in 1940. Selected to train as a medic, he moved to Camp Upton, NY where before long he and others were selected to reform the 9th Medical Battalion and join
  18. Hey all! So today myself and a fellow librarian agreed to begin a small personal project which I think might be useful for the community. My university contains a free inter-library loan program which allows us to request almost anything from almost any instutiton across the country, includign many military and government libraries. We thought it might be a good idea to find what all books, unit histories, or reports might be available contain full or partial rosters for units involved in the war. We were thinking like division level but I know some regiments published
  19. Here’s a new one I posted in the uniforms topic, belonged to a Robert Dresser of Akron, Ohio.
  20. Today we have a really nice uniform group from a pretty hard to find infantry division. Robert Lloyd Dresser was born to a musical and rather classy family in Akron, Ohio. His father, Clarence Dresser, served in Italy as a member of the 332nd regimental band of the 83rd Division during the great war and returned home to become a trumpet player for the Vaudeville shows in the city. A year after his parent’s marriage Robert was born and as the depression hit, his status as a single child became certain. While his early years were full of music, learning to play many instruments from his
  21. Thanks! Yes, it is definitely a unique story but makes sense as what he did was very important for the many wounded veterans who served with the battalion throuhgout their campaigns.
  22. Beautiful T Patches! Absolutely love those variants. Great collection!
  23. Lovely stuff! Can we get a close up of that T Patch? Sure don’t see a lot of bullion from them!
  24. No problem. If you look around my content I think I wrote a whole post about him somewhere
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