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Issue Number 60                                       MAY 2016
All information in this Newsletter is developed by Fred Clinton, Webmaster, 63rd Infantry Division  and does not necessarily reflect the
views of other individuals and is in no way an Official Publication of the 63rd Infantry Division or 63rd Infantry Division Association.
Dear friends:  Just received some new information relating
to the final days of the 63rd Infantry Division Association,
so I thought this would be a good time to begin another
newsletter.
Remember that just because the 63rd Infantry Division
Association will no longer be active, doesn't mean that you
no longer can have contact with the 63rd Infantry Division
History.  I will still be available to perform research, answer
questions and sell memorabilia items   That is as long as I
am able.

NEW SHIPMENT OF 63RD INFANTRY DIVISION
CHALLENGE COINS HAS BEEN RECEIVED

I have just received a new shipment of  63rd Infantry
Division Challenge Coins.  

Challenge coins for the 254th Infantry Regiment are also
available.

Images of the front and back of these coins and prices can
be seen at the following
address:
http://www.63rdinfdiv.com/memorabiliapage3.html.

HISTORY CDS AND DVDS ARE STILL AVAILABLE,
ALONG WITH A VARIETY OF PRINTED HISTORICAL
DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE 63RD INFANTRY
DIVISION

If you have an interest in the history of the 63rd Infantry
Division there are a number of items available for purchase
from the list appearing in the Memorabilia Section of the
63rd Infantry Division web site.  

These items make perfect gifts for the grandchildren or
other family members who have expressed an interest in
knowing more about the exploits and experiences of their
grandfather during WWII.

Go to the following address to see those items that are still
available:  
http://www.63rdinfdiv.com/memorabiliapage1.html

REPEATING MY COMMENT IN THE LAST INTERNET
NEWSLETTER-----"IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO RECEIVE
THE AWARDS THAT YOU EARNED AND DESERVE"

THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL FOR MERITORIOUS
SERVICE

Any WWII veteran that earned and received the Combat
Infantryman Badge or the Combat Medical Badge is eligible
to apply for the award of a Bronze Star Medal for
Meritorious Service.  Details for making application can be
found at
www.63rdinfdiv.com/bulletinboardpage2.html.
If the veteran is deceased their closest next of kin can
make the application.  Assistance in obtaining necessary
documentation can be had by contacting me at
joyclint@comcast.net.


THE FRENCH LEGION OF HONOR:

The French government has authorized the award of this
prestigious medal to veterans of World War II who had a
part in the liberation of France.  Details for making
application for the award can be found at the following site:
www.63rdinfdiv.com/LegionofHonorpage1.html

Assistance in obtaining necessary documentation to make
application for this award can be had by contacting me at
joyclint@comcast.net
THE 63D INFANTRY DIVISION ASSOCIATION IS
EXPECTED TO CLOSE ITS BOOKS BY THE END OF
MAY 2016.

Mrs Mary Fran Collier and Mrs. Judith Schaefer have
announced their intention of closing all of the books of
the 63rd Infantry Division Association after a  successful
and interesting run of 66 years.

As part of closing the books they are distributing the
available financial assets in accordance with Association
policy.  For the  record there is  $18,500 in the
Association bank account and distribution will be made
as follows:

The National Army Museum, Fort Belvoir, Virginia (Army
Historical Foundation):   $5000.00- A special recognition
of the 63rd Infantry Division will appear in the Museum.

The Camp Van Dorn Museum, Centreville, MS
  $5000.00 less cost of 63d Infantry Division Memorial
plaque:  See image of the plaque  to be installed at the
museum,below

The Camp Blanding Museum and Memorial Park, Camp
Blanding, Florida:    $5000.00 to be used for the
perpetual care of the 63rd Infantry Division Memorial in
the Camp Blanding Memorial Park.

The Freedom Foundation, Valley Forge, PA
    $1850.00- Maintenance of the 63rd Infantry Division
Memorial at The Freedom Foundation Museum.

The National Infantry Museum, Fort Benning, Georgia.  
$1650.00 for a Memorial Plaque or memorial bench in
honor of our fallen comrades and maintenance thereof..

For your information I have included, at the bottom of the
page an image of the memorial plaque honoring the men
of the 63rd Infantry Division.  This plaque will be
displayed at the  Camp Van Dorn Museum, Centreville,
MS.  Depending on decision of The Infantry Museum
president such a plaque will also be displayed at the
Infantry Museum.

Division Memorials currently displayed in a number of
locations can be viewed at the following address:
http://www.63rdinfdiv.com/divisionmemorials page1.html
NOTE:  Image of the Memorial Plaque to be displayed at the Camp Van
Dorn Museum, Centreville, MS.  
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