Monthly Archives: November 2011

My Col. Gimperling Journey – part 10 – The rest of his West Point story

Thinking more about the “mutiny”, as some journalist labeled it, which occurred on the USMC campus April 1901 I can understand some of the cadet’s frustration. Reflecting to when I was 18, looking forward to moving away from home and … Continue reading

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My Col. Gimperling Journey– part 9 – His West Point years 1899-1904

The Gimp started his West Point career in June of 1899 as a “beast” as the upper classmenreferred to the Fourth Class me or plebs. The summer would have been spent in a tent learning how to march and other … Continue reading

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