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Dear Sir,

My father-in-law was attached to the 106th Battery B (by way of the 123 Cavalry KYNG) for the duration of WWII.  I've seen your previous mention of a history of their exploits.  Is that information still available? I would love to share that history with him,and add any new information he has to offer if we can make contact.  
Basically, I am seeking to honor him by finding some information relating to his time overseas and maybe share some of his stories with other while he is still quite alert and able.

thank you

brian

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Dear Sir,
       Thank you for your question.  In it you typed "My father-in-law was attached to the 106th Battery B (by way of the 123 Cavalry KYNG) for the duration of WWII."  If your "father-in-law was attached to the 106th" would you be so kind as to provide me with the unit your father-in-law was assigned to?  Attachments are generally for a brief period of time, & a person in the US Military must be assigned to a unit prior to being attached to another.
       Yes, Battery B,  106th AAA Automatic Weapons Battalion, KY National Guard was re-designated such with assets from HQ Troop, 123rd Cavalry, KY National Guard, on January 6, 1941.  HQ Troop was from Glasgow, KY.
       In your question you typed "I've seen your previous mention of a history of their exploits."  I'm un-sure as to "a history of their exploits" but the following is what FACTS I do have.
       The title of the photocopy I have is titled

Washington County Bicentennial & World War Two Commemorative Ceremony
  In Honor of Battery C, 106th Coast Artillery Antiaircraft

The ceremony took place at the Springfield (? Kentucky ?) High School Auditorium, 10:30 am, December 5, 1992.  The individual who put all this together was Colonel (Ret) Donald L. Armstrong, Chief Military Historian, Kentucky Department of Military Affairs.
       In your question you typed "Is that information still available?"  I do not know.  I obtained my copy, so I've not kept tabs as to availability.  I would photocopy my photocopy & send you THAT photocopy, but so many generations of photocopying, the quality is rather poor.
       In your question you typed "maybe share some of his stories with other [sic] while he is still quite alert and able."  Yes, an Oral History, based upon the Veterans experiences, would be of interest to some.
       Good Luck with your quest.

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   Richard V. Horrell
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Can answer: World War Two. Specifically, the troop transport ships that took US Military Personnel overseas & returned them to the US, 1941-47. Also, unit history of US Army QM, Signal, MP, Ordnance, Medical, Transportation & Engineer units that served during WW 2. The more obscure units are my specialty. If you have the APO that a Veteran sent letters from or received letters at, I can look up the history of that APO.

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A lifelong study of WW 2, including participation as a WW 2 Re-enactor, 1980-2002. Also, interviewing over 400 WW 2 Veterans about their role in WW 2.

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AASLH, Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society

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Over 800 Profiles that I have written for client's about their loved one's role in WW 2.

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BA, History & Political Science (19th & 20th Century European History) Webster University, Webster Groves, MO.

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Assisting the National Archives on numerous occasions during the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of WW 2, 1991-95.

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Respectfully, I do not disclose the names of the clients I deal with. I have a confidentially agreement with them.

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