Monthly Archives: July 2011

My Col. Gimperling Journey–part 5

  When I first discovered the document above I just glanced through it to get an idea of where he had been stationed and promoted. But this time, as I made the translation, I started looking up more information on … Continue reading

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My Col. Gimperling Journey–part 4

Captain Gimperling while at Williams College. This photo was emailed to me by Linda Hall, Archives Assistant, Williams College.What a wonderful find. We now know what he looked like at about age 37. Just a note – He was the … Continue reading

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My Col. Gimperling Journey–Part 3

The following entry came from the 1936 Official Army Register and appears to give the schools and promotions Gimp attended and or received.  http://www.archive.org/stream/officialarmyregi1936unit#page/n5/mode/2up I found the index of abbreviations for the Official Army Register so I’ve made the translations … Continue reading

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My Col. Gimperling Journey–part 2

The Gimperling boathouse and dock where the Col. and I sat and talked so may years ago. When I researched the Chicago Lock Company and found it had been sold and there were no online  records for their locks I … Continue reading

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My Col. Gimperling Journey–part 1

Click on the URL below and listen to my introduction. Steve http://www.mccookdirect.com/gimperling/gimperling-intro.mp3 Download this MP3 – (Right Click) It all started in September of 2010 when my Grand Lake neighbor, Bob Jackson from Houston, gave me an old padlock. The … Continue reading

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