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– 9th Infantry Division Related Updates –

Here you will find articles related to the 9th Infantry Division that have been published online or in newspapers.

October 2017:
Participated the 3rd “Meeting of the sons, daughters and veterans of the Hurtgen Forest Battle” last weekend. I met up with some great people related to the 9th Infantry Division.

My friend Harry Stumpf was there. Harry is the son of 3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment Commander Robert H. Stumpf.

Harry Stumpf and Yuri Beckers

Harry Stumpf and Yuri Beckers near the Siegfried Line’s Dragon Teeth.

Mike Mooney donated some of his father’s items to the Vossenack Museum, and this was the first time he got to see the display. Very special.

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Mike Mooney and Yuri Beckers standing next to the display of Mike’s father’s items, 1st Lt. Mooney.

It was a great pleasure to meet author Douglas E. Nash in person! I had read his excellent book “Victory was beyond their Grasp: With the 272nd Volks-Grenadier Division from the Huertgen Forest to the Heart of the Reich”, and he mentions the 9th Infantry Division in his book as well. He has great knowledge of the area and the actions there.

Douglas E. Nash and Yuri Beckers

Douglas E. Nash and Yuri Beckers.


August 2017:
During our stay in Portland, Oregon, I recently visited Jeffrey Michael Kauffman.  Jeffrey is the son of 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regimental commander Michael Kauffman.
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Oct 7th 2016:
Last week I did a presentation on my WWII research of the 9th Infantry Division at the 2nd meeting of the Sons, Daughters and Grandchildren of the Hurtgen Forest Battle weekend  in Duren, Germany.

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Myself doing a presentation on the 9th Infantry Division in World War 2

August 8th 2016:
Article about the 71st Annual Reunion that took place last weekend at Fort Myers:
http://www.news-press.com/story/news/2016/08/07/ninth-infantry-reunion-fort-myers-looks-attract-others/88073372/

January 6th 2015:
Article about Clyde Shull, a 9th Infantry Division veteran receiving the Legion of Honor medal:
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/01/ohio_world_war_ii_veteran_to_g.html

May 22nd 2014:
Article about a family researching a 9th Infantry Division man. I provided some information as well:
http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yourmtpleasant/6023197-74/huffman-baird-pleasant#axzz32OFy2EsN

December 17th 2012:
9th Infantry Division veteran gets war time jacket back after 70 years
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sdut-jacket-brings-back-memories-for-wwii-vet-2012dec17-story.html

November 12th 2012:
Father Connor’s Memorial Re-Dedication

http://www.telegram.com/article/20121112/NEWS/111129748/0/SEARCH