Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter:
1) My Father inducted into the 3rd Infantry Division’s Marne Hall of Fame
I’m over the moon delighted to share with you some great news. My father and my hero, MAJ Philip B. Larimore, Jr., was inducted into the U.S. Army’s 3rd Infantry Division’s Marne Hall of Fame at Fort Stewart Georgia yesterday, August 1, 2023.
I’m told that his election was, “By unanimous vote of the Command Staff of the 3rd Infantry Division.” This is a singular honor that’s been awarded to only a few soldiers such as Audie Murphy and some of the 3rd ID commanding generals. I was also told that Dad will be inducted along with Generals Dwight D. Eisenhower and George Marshall – pretty good company, if I don’t say so.
My brothers and some of Dad’s grandchildren were there to honor his memory. As this blog was posted at the end of July, I’m planning to blog about more details and have some pictures in my blog of Friday, August 4.
2) Colorado Springs station’s coverage of Dad and his book
I was delighted to see how well our local NBC affiliate, KOAA, told the story about Dad’s induction and his book. You can read the story or see the video of it at Colorado Springs Man discovers father’s WWII story: Philip Larimore set to be inducted into military post hall of fame after story revealed by son.
The story begins:
COLORADO SPRINGS — Walt Larimore didn’t know much about his father Philip’s military service growing up.
But on his father and mother’s 50th wedding anniversary, one of Walt’s brothers asked a question that would later lead Walt on a 16-year journey to discover his dad’s past.
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