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While this grouping is small in it's size, it does all come from a man who I see as being great in stature. Major General William Arnold was the Chief of Chaplains in WWII and also had the distinction of being the first Chaplain to attain the rank of General in U.S. military history. This mans work in getting thousands of Chaplains together during WWII is phenomenal. I have a letter confirming the items from the family describing their association with General Arnold. General Arnold received the Distinguished Service Medal for his service in WWII. He is interred at Arlington National Cemetery. The grouping includes: His officers cap badge, chaplains lapel cross and an early Generals star.

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General Arnold standing to General Eisenhower's left.

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"There is no such thing as an expert, only students with different levels of education."
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Letter from the family friends of General Arnold

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A copy of the book co-authored by General Arnold in 1945

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Finally some information from the Catholic Church about Chaplain Arnold

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Here's one other picture of General Arnold that I have from when he was a Brigadier

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A close-up of his star.

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Here's a WWI photo of General Arnold at Chaplains School

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Impressive little collection you have on General Arnold. I actually have a wartime letter signed by him that came from the files of Brigadier General Jesse Auton. When I dig it out I will scan it for you.

 

Robert

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That would be awesome Robert, Thanks!


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Thanks for the compliments gentlemen! Below is an opposite direction photo of Chaplain Arnold's resting place, you can see a portion of Arlington in the background.

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Very nice little group :thumbsup:


Written contributor to French Militaria Magazine, UK World War II Re-enactors Magazine &The Karkee Web Research Team.

Remembering the service of:
9095 Pte Alfred Fredrick NEWLAND, 7th Field Ambulance, 2 Division, AIF. WIA 16/11/16 France.
436 Private Albert McCANN, B Company 8th Battalion AIF. Enlisted 26/8/14. Killed in Action 17/6/15 Gallipoli.
VX24056 Gunner George Edward McCANN, 2/3 Composite Anti Aircraft Regiment. Enlisted 7/6/40. Discharged 3/8/44. Served in Australia and New Guinea.



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:thumbsup:


!!!! WANTED !!!!

WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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That is amazing Scott!


If you can read this, thank a teacher, and, since it's in English, thank a soldier.

- Anonymous

Dedicated to the hard core.

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Very Nice,

I have a few items from CH Arnold too. He was one of the best war time chaplains, if not the best IMO.

Without a doubt, he was the man for the hour! I believe he had a Divine appointment to be the Chief of Chaplains and he was used mightily in that capacity.


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Bump for your viewing 

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