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100th Division Collection - WWII

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Thanks Keith! I am actually just finishing reading the 'Soldier's Sketchbook' this week. It's a quick read but well put together with lots of photos and drawings. Most of the book is his letters home (like the book 'V-Mail') but he also adds some modern commentary to it. 'V-Mail' was okay but you get a lot of the typical "all is swell, don't worry" censored letters that don't really reflect the soldier's true feelings or what is actually going on. 'A 4F Goes to War' was my least favorite of the group. It's a very short book, but the author appeared to me to think a little too highly of himself - has a few stories of him talking back to officers and making a disparaging comment or two about guys that got trench foot or frostbite (as if they all did it on purpose...).

 

That is a nice grouping you have with the pistol. Did you ever decide to make contact with the family or not to get some more information?

 

Jason,

Thanks for the info on the books. The phone numbers were bad so I wasn't able to get a hold of the family. Its always a risk when you contact them that they would like the items back. It would be hard me me to say no to the family and its a really cool grouping!

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Thank You very much Jason, I appreciate the comment

I have a little more Century division stuff that i'll post soon


what, me worry?

 

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One my latest acquisitions - a letter and cover from Cpl. Nicholas Homoki, who served alongside my grandfather in K Company, 397th Infantry Regiment. The letter was written to his sister from Germany about a week before the war ended. This would be the first piece I've found from a fellow K Company vet that I've been able to add to my collection.

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Picked up several more letter written by Cpl. Homoki while overseas in the spring of 1945 to his family back home in Pennsylvania.

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Here is my most recent pickup - a copy of the Unit Citation awarded to the 3rd Battalion of the 398th Infantry Regiment for performance in combat in December 17 thru 21, 1944 near Bitche, France. It was issued by the Seventh Army on March 12, 1945 but this copy was reproduced by the 100th Division HQ on March 16, 1945. Even better is that this copy was either owned by or at one point issued to Staff Sergeant William Hust, who served in L Company in the 398th IR.

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Here is a close up photo of the top of the document (GO # 91), with S/Sgt Hust's name attached.

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Posting a few small items I've picked up recently. Another patch, a 399th Infantry Regiment officer device made by NS Meyer and a 100th Division Artillery DUI.

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If I may add this on this Century Division Vet, one Morris (Mickey) Goldman, a long serving Solder with the old NYC 77th Infantry Division and it's later transmutation the 77th Army Command up till 1983. He was as we see a Vet of the 100th Infantry Division, 3rd Battalion 397th Infantry.

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Thanks Patches for sharing this, very interesting. Mr. Goldman served in the same battalion as my grandfather during WW2

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Thanks Patches for sharing this, very interesting. Mr. Goldman served in the same battalion as my grandfather during WW2

My pleasure Jason

 

I think he might of been in the 3rd Bn's HQ Company as we see in one of the pages he was in a Commo Plt or Sec. an organization found in Battalion HQ Companies. A slight typo on my part though I'm now noticing, that 1983 date for his retirement from military service, date should read 1984.

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I checked the roster and he indeed was in the 3rd Battalion HQ.

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I checked the roster and he indeed was in the 3rd Battalion HQ.

Roger.

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My latest Ebay find - an original portrait of a 100th Division soldier. Most likely done while they were still stationed at Fort Jackson because of the studio being in SC. Unfortunately though it was unnamed.

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Another recent pick up - a sterling silver ring from a vet who served in 397th Infantry Regiment, Company D. No ID on the ring though, but whomever owned it seemed to wear it for many years, judging from the amount of wear. I also unfortunately can't make out the engraving at the bottom below the '397'. There is also some expected tarnish, that I may try to clean up.

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Two 398th Infantry Regiment officer's insignia that I found in a group on Ebay recently. One of which is marked as a LG Balfour gold plated

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Can someone give some more info on my uncle who served in the 399th infantry reg. 100th Div. ? His name is Larry A. Coker. Maybe what he was awarded?

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Can someone give some more info on my uncle who served in the 399th infantry reg. 100th Div. ? His name is Larry A. Coker. Maybe what he was awarded?

Odd, I just checked the division roster and didnt see anyone named Coker listed. Do you have any other information? Perhaps he served with the 399th stateside and then transferred to another unit overseas prior to the 100th going to France? That happened to a good percentage.

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I’m sorry I don’t have anymore info. What you suggested could very well be a possibility

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Im sorry I dont have anymore info. What you suggested could very well be a possibility

I'll take a look this week and see if I find anything else in the division or regiment history for him just in case the online roster isnt 100% accurate

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I can email you what I have. Maybe you can decider it for me?

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I can email you what I have. Maybe you can decider it for me?

Sure, PM sent

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