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My Col. Gimperling Journey-part 8 – Getting into West Point

This was a very interesting and challenging time at West Point as well as  for Cadet T. N. Gimperling. Remember, the images on this page are thumbnails. To see the original image click on the thumbnail image. Let’s start with … Continue reading

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My Col. Gimperling Journey–part 7

This morning, after awaking at 0400 hours, I started thinking what Col. Gimperling’s childhood might have been like. Last weekend while doing a little more research into his parents and siblings I noticed that his father had been born in … Continue reading

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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 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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