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My Col. Gimperling Journey – part 11 ; The Ghost Train

In November of 2007 I received a Power Point presentation in an Email. It was titled “Life on the Train” and as far as I could determine no one took credit for its production . At that time many people … Continue reading

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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 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 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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