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Issue Number 44                                          May 2009
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.
Well I think it is safe to say that I can
turn the water on outside again without
fear of the pipes freezing- at least I
hope so.

This will be a very limited edition of the
newsletter, but I wanted to let you all
know about the French Legion of
Honor Medal before it is too late.

REUNION

Just a reminder to make your plans to
attend the reunion in Boston this
summer.  Go to the
Reunion Page for
details

PHOTOGRAPHS AND
PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
STORIES

Would you believe that I am still getting
photographs and personal experience
stories to add to our historical files?  
That is great news.

If you have photographs and stories
relating to the 63rd Infantry Division,
send them to me so that I can include
them in our historical files.  All photos
will appear on the web site in the
appropriate photo section.  They will
also appear on the Pictorial History of
the 63rd Infantry Division CD and on
the History CD of the unit concerned.

Memoirs and personal experience
stories will appear on the History CD
of the unit concerned.

So search those files and shoe boxes
for photos and your memories for
stories.  Send them to me, Fred
Clinton, 102 S. Jenkins Street,
Alexandria, VA 22304.  You can also
send the photos as attachments to
e-mail to me at joyclint@comcast.net

All photos and stories will be returned
after processing
AWARD OF THE FRENCH
LEGION OF HONOR MEDAL

On 29 April 2009, I along with
eleven(11) other WWII veterans
received the French goverment's
highest  civilian award- "Chevalier de la
Legion d'Honneur"

I heard about the possibility of
receiving this award almost two years
ago and in February 2008 I submitted
my "resume" for consideration.  Much
to my surprise I was informed in
March 2009 that I had been selected
by the Legion of Honor committee to
receive this recognition.

The ceremony was held at the French
Embassy in Washington D C and I was
permitted to bring 10 family members
to witness the event.  All in all it was a
very nice and impressive ceremony.

I have included the details about the
qualifications for the award and the
form to be completed on the
"Legion
of Honor page"(Click here to go to
that page).

I am telling you this because the
process is lengthy and the award is not
made posthumously.   So get out those
records and make your application
today.
Legion of Honor Medal- France
French Legion of Honor
Medal
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THE PROGRAM I USE FOR EDITING
THE WEB SITE.  WHEN ALL OF THE
FILES WERE TRANSFERRED FROM
THE OLD SYSTEM TO THE NEW IT
CAUSED A NUMBER OF PROBLEMS
SUCH AS OVERLAPPED TEXT BOXES
AND PICTURES.  I AM TRYING TO
CORRECT THE ERRORS, BUT THERE
ARE SEVERAL HUNDREDS OF PAGES
AND IT TAKES A WHILE.  IF YOU SEE
SOMETHING THAT IS NOT PERFECT I
WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR LETTING
ME KNOW WHAT AND ON WHAT
PAGE.

ALSO MOST OF THE LINKS ARE NOT
WORKING AND I HAVE TO RE-ENTER
THEM SO PLEASE BE PATIENT.
THANKS