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And this is the 11th Photo Section who made the squadron album.

 

The 11th photo section was assigned to the administration at Wheeler Field during this period. In 1937 they were placed under the direct supervision of the commanding general, 18th Composite Wing. Then in the 1938 reorganization (when the 75th was changed to the 18th), the 11th Photo Section was demobilized.

 

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November 1945

 

 

"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."

*Sherlock Holmes in "A Scandal in Bohemia"*

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First one is from 1949 for Ft Baker CA Harbor Defense Detachment. Capt Arthur J. Lacouture, Jr. CAC Commanding. Several years ago I as able to correspond with Capt Lacouture's family and share the program with them. My grandfather, MSgt Ralph A. Lurvey is listed in the roster of troops. I donated the original program to the Park Service to be used in one of their displays in San Francisco.

 

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Second menu is from 1952 Lt Col George P Winston Commanding and WOJG Ralph A. Lurvey Mess Officer. 33rd Field Artillery Battalion, Dinner Menu, Thanksgiving Day 1952, Bamberg Germany.

 

A great side story is that in 1949 my grandfather served under Col Winston as a 1st LT artillery officer in the 88th Division in Italy. The Col court-martialed (I have the court martial) my grandfather for gambling with the enlisted troops and he was sent back to the states for discharge. My grandfather then reenlisted as an enlisted man, changed from artillery to Quartermaster and went to Mess Officer School and was promoted to Warrant Officer. In Germany they became good friends and corresponded until their passing. I talked with Col Winston's widow last November and she was delighted to get a copy of the menu and talked about how the two families really had a strong bond. Col Winston must have been a hell of a leader to do his job and then get on with commanding. My grandfather was a better person because of it.

 

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Last menu from 1956. Col George D. Webb Commanding Officer EARD Officers Open Mess, 8th Army Thanksgiving Menu 1956. CWO W-2 Ralph A. Lurvey was the Mess Officer. This program is unique in that members of the Mess and guests and the cooks signed it for my grandfather.

 

I was able to get hold of just about have of the officers families listed and shared the menu with them last year. Most of the officers ended up being career Army with a lot of Cols and even one Lt. General Sinclair L. Melner. One family was so tickled pink about the menu that they served the entire menu for their family gathering last November.

 

Please post your Thanksgiving day menus so that others may enjoy.

 

Mason

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I have about a dozen 9th Infantry, but here are three of my favorites. The first one is a Mexican Border from when they were staioned there from 1915-17. The second one is for Company C at Camp McCoy in 1942. Excuse me for not showing the insides, but they are delicate and do not want to break thier spines.

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This last one is for Company A at Camp Swift, Texas in 1945, at this time Company A was made up of mostly new men with very few combat veterans left in it.

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