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Hello,

My last acquisition, distinctive insignia of the 8th Medical Battalion, WW2 period.

The back is marked A.H. DONDERO INC WASHINGTON D.C., a prominent early maker.

 

 

A.H. Dondero, Inc. was started in 1922 by Colonel A.H. Dondero. As a retired quartermaster officer he recognized the need for supplying quality uniforms and uniform appointments for officers of the armed forces. He distributed and manufactured officer uniforms, uniform accessories, distinctive unit insignia and all most any uniform item that an officer would need during his tour of duty. http://www.dondero.com/history.html

 

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This dummy is dedicated to Hayden Furrow, WW2 veteran of the 121st Infantry, 8th Division.

The phrase – ”the Lost Battalion” – is sufficient
stimulus to the minds of veteran members of the
121st Infantry to recall the unusual stint of
fighting for the Brittany coastal resort of Dinard
from August 7-14. For five of the eight days of
battle, the exact location and daily welfare of Lt.
Col. Gordon Eyler’s 3rd battalion were questions
that defied answers.

 

 

GI of the 121st Infantry Rgt during this battle in 1944 !

 

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6.5 Creedmoor

My grandfather served in the 8th ID, 28th inf regt, service company. Cpl. Grover W. French was his name. He received a bronze star at the Roer river crossing. Any photos anyone might have would be greatly appreciated. I remember him telling me of his friend by the name of "Valentine".

Thank You,
Jack Martin

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