Issue Number 62 October 2016
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views of other individuals and is in no way an Official Publication of the 63rd Infantry Division or 63rd Infantry Division Association.
Dear Friends of the 63rd Infantry
Division: Just a short Newsletter to
bring you up to date on the latest
happenings relating to the 63rd
SEARCH FOR ORDERS RELATING
TO THE 63RD INFANTRY DIVISION.
Due to the efforts of many of the
members of the 63rd Infantry Division
Association I have been able to collect
a great majority of the orders issued
by the division and subordinate units
during our combat days.
Unfortunately there are some gaps in
our historical files that we have been
unable to fill because the files do not
exist in the National Archives.
So, I am asking that all of you look
through your old military records and
those of your parents or grandparents
to see if there are copies of orders
relating to their service with the 63rd
Infantry Division. I am particularly
interested in orders from the 253d
Infantry Regiment that award the
Combat Infantryman and Combat
Medical Badge to members of the
regiment. There are no such orders in
the National Archives or my files.
Evidently they were not sent to the
Archives when the regiment was
deactivated in September 1945.
Also I am looking for 254th Infantry
Regiment General Order #1 that
awarded the Combat Infantryman
Badge to members of the regiment.
That order was issued on 1 February
1945 and included awards to every
unit of the regiment, but by companies.
Should locate such orders please copy
them and send them to me by e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org or my regular
mail : Fred Clinton, 102 S. Jenkins
Street, Alexandria, VA 22304.
Orders for the Combat Infantryman
Badge or Combat Medical Badge are
required documents if an individual is
applying for the award of a Bronze Star
Medal for Meritorious Service based
on earning the CIB or CMB. Without
the orders or separation papers
showing the award of a CIB or CMB the
Awards and Decorations Branch of the
US Army will not authorized the Bronze
ESTABLISHED FOR THE 63RD
If you recall, in Newsletter #60 I
provided a image of the Bronze
Memorial Plaque that will be installed in
the Camp Van Dorn WWII Museum in
Since that time we have completed
arrangements with The US Army
Infantry Museum, Fort Benning, Ga to
have a Memorial Bench installed on
their Walk of Fame. We tried to have
a plaque installed in the Museum
similar to the one at the Camp Van
Dorn WWII Museum, but at this time
there is no plan to install such plaques
in The Infantry Museum. I am
maintaining contact with them so that if
they ever do decide to accept
Memorial Plaques for installation the
Museum I will see that one for the 63rd
Infantry Division is dedicated and
If you would like to see an image of the
Memorial Bench and its location at the
US Infantry Museum please click here.
MEMORIAL BRICKS AT THE US
ARMY MUSEUM AND THE
FREEDOM FOUNDATION AT VALLEY
Action is underway to request Memorial
Bricks at the US Army Museum and the
Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge.
Final recommendations should be
forthcoming soon. I will let you know