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All of the photos are really good very nice collection! Is the 63rd Division Uniform Named?

Yes, it is named to Kenneth E. Crouse of HQ Co. I have no other info about him. Should you have anything to share it would be much appreciated.
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That's a great room-the design elements are perfect. Thanks for sharing a top-notch collection. BTW-I think Charlie Strong will do an excellent job for you guys.

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This is just outstanding. I bet it has that great old smell too. I'd love to kick back on a winters day with a cup of coffee and butter shots and read a book in there.

 

Ah, but then I'd probably get drunk, fall down those stairs and ruin the whole thing!! :lol:

 

Seriously, there are so many great ideas here. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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This is just outstanding. I bet it has that great old smell too. I'd love to kick back on a winters day with a cup of coffee and butter shots and read a book in there.

 

Ah, but then I'd probably get drunk, fall down those stairs and ruin the whole thing!! :lol:

 

Seriously, there are so many great ideas here. Thanks for sharing it with us.

:lol::lol:

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That's a great room-the design elements are perfect. Thanks for sharing a top-notch collection. BTW-I think Charlie Strong will do an excellent job for you guys.

Thanks for the compliments. Most of the material was free; just the demolition time.

 

I am already looking forward to next season to see what Strong does with the 'Horns! Hookem Horns!!

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This is just outstanding. I bet it has that great old smell too. I'd love to kick back on a winters day with a cup of coffee and butter shots and read a book in there.

 

Ah, but then I'd probably get drunk, fall down those stairs and ruin the whole thing!! :lol:

 

Seriously, there are so many great ideas here. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Thanks. I find myself spending a lot of time lately as I am trying to catalog and ID my stuff and do further research. A few years ago I started it but let it lapse and get away from me. I have a spreadsheet with items listed and hyperlink to a photo of the item. Time consuming but worth it.

 

And the stairs, they pose a problem occasionally particularly with older visitors. Hopefully the wife will let me move it downstairs once both kids have graduated from college and are for sure out of the house!!

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Yes, it is named to Kenneth E. Crouse of HQ Co. I have no other info about him. Should you have anything to share it would be much appreciated.

There was not a Kenneth E. Crouse in the 63rd Division during World War II but there was a Kenneth E. Clouse 33515080 T/4 HQ 63 Division. He received a Bronze Star without V on 27 April 1945. Here is what I found, I hope it helps you.

ARMY SERIAL NUMBER

33515080

33515080

NAME

CLOUSE#KENNETH#E########

CLOUSE#KENNETH#E########

RESIDENCE: STATE

#2

Undefined Code

RESIDENCE: COUNTY

099

Undefined Code

PLACE OF ENLISTMENT

3252

HARRISBURG PENNSYLVANIA

DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY

23

23

DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH

08

08

DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR

43

43

GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION

PVT#

Private

GRADE: CODE

8

Private

BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION

NO#

No branch assignment

BRANCH: CODE

02

No branch assignment

FIELD USE AS DESIRED

#

#

TERM OF ENLISTMENT

5

Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law

LONGEVITY

###

###

SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL

0

Civil Life

NATIVITY

32

PENNSYLVANIA

YEAR OF BIRTH

15

15

RACE AND CITIZENSHIP

1

White, citizen

EDUCATION

2

2 years of high school

CIVILIAN OCCUPATION

736

Semiskilled chauffeurs and drivers, bus, taxi, truck, and tractor

MARITAL STATUS

2

Married

COMPONENT OF THE ARMY

7

Selectees (Enlisted Men)

CARD NUMBER

#

#

BOX NUMBER

0670

0670

FILM REEL NUMBER

1.187

1.187

 

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It has been a while since I have posted photos of my room. I have added a few items in the interim; most notably a bunch of photos, a few uniforms. and some headgear. The following images are a sampling.

 

AAC Officer Candidate School, MIami Beach, FL 1944. Note that there is one African-American in the group.

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Have added a few photos. I have had to re-arrange a lot of the photos on the walls throughout my "allotted area" to make room.

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Headgear. I put white tissue paper in the hats to make them stand up. Takes up a bit more room but I find it more enjoyable be able to see them.

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I have frames stacked against walls and most of my items are boxed up with no place to display them. But now I know what it may look like if I ever have the room to display them. Well, not quite because you have much more than I would ever dream to have. Anyways, nice job and thanks for sharing your collection with us!!

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I have frames stacked against walls and most of my items are boxed up with no place to display them. But now I know what it may look like if I ever have the room to display them. Well, not quite because you have much more than I would ever dream to have. Anyways, nice job and thanks for sharing your collection with us!!

 

I have items framed and stacked up as well as wall space is a premium. At least with them framed they are protected and can be looked at easily.

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You have a top notch collection and a very creative way of displaying it. It feels like you can just "sink into" the room and get lost in it. Really terrific!

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