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Gentry O. Simms*

These are the Photographs and Letters of Commendation from the Army for 1st/Sgt Gentry O. Simms.


Gentry_O._Simms_in_uniform.jpg (65739 bytes)  
1.
24 January 1944
Commendation_F._P._DeWitt_Captain.jpg (56564 bytes)
Commendation: F. P. DeWitt
Captain, Med Adm C.,
Detachment Commander
2.
16 February 1945
First_Sgt_Promotion.gif (58297 bytes)
Promotion
3.
30 May 1945
Commendation_-_Cieslewicz_R_V.gif (63580 bytes)
Commendation: E. V. Cieslewicz
1st Lt., MAC
Detachment Commander
4.
1 June 1945
Page 1 of 2
Commendation_-_Paul_V._Lemkau.gif (70588 bytes)
Commendation: Paul V. Lemkau
Lt. Col. MC
Ch Prof Serv.
5.
1 June 1945
Page 2 of 2
Paul_V._Lemkau_Page_2_of_2.gif (8166 bytes)
Commendation: Paul V. Lemkau
Lt. Col. MC
Ch Prof Serv.
6.
8 June 1945
Commendation_1_HES.gif (508099 bytes)
Commendation:
Lt. Col. Howard E. Sweet, MD
 
1-1
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Sgt. Simms inspecting the 
construction of the barracks
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1-3
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3-2
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Prefab barracks moved from a German camp. Construction supervised by Sgt Gentry Simms.
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1-6
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Pre-fab Barracks moved from a German camp. Reconstructed for the officers and enlisted men at the 130th. Project supervised by Sgt. Simms.
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2-2
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2-3
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2-4
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2-5
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2-6
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2-7
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2-8
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3-1
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1-4
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4-1
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5-2
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Front L-R: Robert P. Playfair, William J. Quinn
Back L-R: Philip J. Kogok, Joseph J. Shields & John G. Lawton
Note: This picture was taken in Normandy, France. This was the only place where we had to live in Pup Tents! 
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5-4
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5-5
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5-6
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5-7
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5-8
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5-9
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6-1
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Langston & Simms
6-2
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6-3
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Simms & Maj. D. M. Kelly
6-4
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Sanitation Dept.
6-5
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GI & POW
6-6
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Tent city prior to the barracks being built.
6-7
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6-8
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6-9
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7-1
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7-2
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130th Nurses
7-3
Sheet_7-3.jpg (41835 bytes)
Simms & Nurse
8-1
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8-2
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Simms & Nurse
8-3
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Simms in Paris
8-4
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8-5
Sheet_8-5.jpg (18844 bytes)
Simms & Sweeny
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Mont de la Salle 9-15-2002
Courtesy of Polly Jones and Terri Simms
Gentry's daughters.
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Scotty & D. M. Kelly

 

* I would appreciate your help in identifying the people and places in theses pictures. I have numbered them so you can communicate with me regarding specific pictures.
Thanks for your help.
John H. Sweet