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Captain Jack N. Duncan, Service Company,
253d Infantry Regiment.  Captain Duncan
was killed in action on 25 February 1945
Captain Duncan's family received this document from President
Roosevelt
M/Sgt Louis Beaumont, Headquarters 63rd
Infantry Division- Cp Van Dorn, MS 1944
L-R:  Lewis Disbrow and David D. Montgomery, E Company 255th
Infantry Regiment at Indianapolis Reunion-2008.
L-R(Standing):  William Byrnes (I Co 254th Inf Regt), Baruch(Barry)
Jacobson(E Co 253d Inf Regt), Michael Jugan (Med Det 253d Inf
Regt).  Front Row: Stanley Rusinek(AT Co 254th Inf Regt) and
Lewis Disbrow(E Co 255th Inf Regt) at Indianapolis Reunion 2008
L-R:  Stanley Ruskinek (AT Co 254th Inf Regt), Michael Jugan
(Med Det 253d Inf Regt) and Lewis Disbrow(E Co 255th Inf
Regt) at Indianapolis Reunion 2008.
L-R:  Jane Jugan, Michael Jugan (Med Det 253d Inf Regt) and
Peggy von Pentz at Indianapolis Reunion 2008
L-R:  Kit Anderson, John Dietrick(Hq 1st Bn, 253d Inf Regt)
Howard VanSchoor(563d Sig Co), Judy Dietrick and Carl
Anderson(E Co 253d Inf Regt) enjoy breakfast at the IMOK fall
meeting in Kalamazoo, MI 2008.
Headquarters 2d Battalion, 254th Infantry Regiment, Communications Platoon, Camp Van
Dorn, MS 1943.  L-R:  T/5 Carl F. Brass Jr- the next 13 are not identified.  On the end- right
side of photo, is Pfc Michael A. Catrambone.
L-R:  T/5 John D. Elkovics and T/5 Carl F. Brass Jr.
Communications Platoon, Hq 2d Bn 254th Inf Regt, Cp
Van Dorn, MS 1943
Communications Platoon, Hq 2d Battalion, 254th Infantry Regiment, Camp Van Dorn, MS 1943.
The only soldier identified in this photo is S/Sgt John P. Kramer, front row far right.
Soldiers from the Communications Platoon, Hq 2d Battalion, 254th Infantry Regiment, Camp
Van Dorn, MS 1943.  Front row-L-R:  Pvt. John H. Brown, Pfc Michael A. Catrambone, Pvt.
James A. DelBello and Pvt Irving Mann.  Middle Row L-R_  Pvt Thomas F. Abbott,  T/5 Ralph A.
Grande, S/Sgtr Wilton A. Herring Jr and T/3 Charles B Eddy.  Back row L-R:  Sgt John K. Kern
and T/5 Carl F. Brass
The "Big Three"- L-R:  Prime Minister Winston Churchill of England, President Franklin
Roosevelt of the United States and Premier Joseph Stalin of Russia.
                                  The French Legion of Honor
French President, Jacques Chirac, decided to award the French Legion of Honor to World War II veterans who served in France during the
war and who met other requirements.(
Details of eligibility for this award can be found on the Legion of Honor Page of this web site.)

On 29 April 2009, Pfc Frederick C Clinton, D Company 254th Infantry Regiment was awarded the French Legion of Honor at the French
Embassy in Washington  D C at a ceremony that included eleven(11) other WWII veterans .
French Legion of Honor Medal
Pfc Frederick C Clinton, D Company, 254th Infantry
Regiment receives the French Legion of Honor at the
French Embassy, Washington D C 29 April 2009
L-R:  Joyce A. Clinton and Pfc Frederick C Clinton
after the presentation of the French Legion of
Honor-29 April 2009
Pfc Frank A. Kogut, D Company 255th Infantry
Regiment- Place and date unknown (Probably 1943-44)
22 Oct 13