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37th Infantry Division, 129th Infantry 1943-1945

Discussion in 'Military Service Records & Genealogical Research' started by Polishmafia, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. joshmiller

    joshmiller New Member

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    Wow, I am not sure how I missed that from your original post (underlines and all)... Thanks! I will look into that.
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    I used to work at a library and I can vouch for the inter-library loan system. It's phenomenal.
     
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    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    It's great to have another member who is interested in the 129th Infantry Regiment. Feel free to start a new thread specifically about your grandfather's service. If you need help with anything in your grandfather's letters or if you just want to share :) go ahead and post them. To get around the 500kb limit, use an image hosting website and post the link.

    I have not seen the 129th History available electronically. I think it would be a great service if you were to take on that task. The book in the Amazon link seems to have a lot of condition issues for them to be asking $90. If you are motivated to own a copy and are patient, I would suggest holding off. They do show up in better condition from time to time. If you don't have a need to own a physical copy, then Natman's suggestion is the way to go.

    You may also want to look for a copy of the 37th Division history. You can get a relatively inexpensive reprint from the 37th Division Association. The original hard cover histories also show up on the popular auction sites. It's a well written book that puts the 129th's history in a larger context.

    No doubt, this refers to the capture of Clark Field-Fort Stotsenberg, which was credited to the 40th Infantry Division 3-4 days before it was actually captured by the 37th Infantry Division.

    If you haven't done so already, here are two volumes you should add to your personal digital library:

    Cartwheel: The Reduction of Rabaul

    Triumph in the Philippines
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Her Profile posts will do much better in the open forum.

    What she has is too general. the name is a common one. State? Living? If not, place of burial?
     
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