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63rd Infantry Division
Attending the 2011 National Reunion L-R:  Pfc Art Malchow, Mrs
Karol Bird(Widow of Leroy Bird), Mary Lindemann (Widow of Oscar
Lindemann) Ruth Erhardt and S/Sgt John D. Erhardt all of M
Company 254th Infantry Regiment.
Pfc Harold W. Black, AntiTank Company, 255th Infantry Regiment.  
Pfc Black died in 2011.            
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S/Sgt George C. English during basic
training at Camp Van Dorn, MS 1943.  B
Battery 718th FA Battalion
Pfc Laurence Levine, B Company
254th Infantry Regiment
Photo of unidentifed soldier.  He was a
buddy of Pfc Laurence Levine.  Date and
Place unknown.
Captain Rolf K. Hopewell.  Captain Hopewell served
in Headquarters 63d Inf Div at Camp Blanding Florida
and later in L Company, 253d Infantry Regiment at
Camp Van Dorn, MS.  While in the 63rd Infantry
Division his rank was 2d Lt.  He was reassigned from
the division on 4 August 1944.
The following photos pertaining to the Annual Reunion of the 63rd Infantry Division Association in Columbus,
Ohio, 16-19 August 2012, were furnished by Mike Thomson, Associate member and member of the Association
Board of Directors.   The reunion was held during the mini reunion of the IMOK Chapter of the 63d Infantry
Division Association.  Only 8 or 9 veterans of the 63rd Infantry Division (WWII) attended this reunion.  
Note accompanying a bottle of Kentucky  whiskey donated
by MG Michael Schweiger, CG 63d Regional Support
Command.  This bottle is to be held and presented to the
last surviving veteran of the 63rd Infantry Division at which
time if he is able to lift up his arm and can hold a glass he
will be able to consume the contents.  Currently the bottle
is being held by Ed Fowle of the IMOK Chapter.  I am not
sure who is keeping an eye on Ed.
Photo of the banquet held on the last night of the reunion.  Below are several photos of last
night banquets held at reunions held during the 50's and 70's.  Quite a contrast in numbers
attending,  Individuals in the table in the foreground are members of local honor guard.
T/4 George Fait, M Company, 255th Infantry Regiment.  
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