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[12th Armored Division Memorial]

Description: Photograph of a memorial to the 12th Armored Division near the Dyess Air Base in Abilene, Texas. It reads: "Dedicated to the memory of all men of the 12th Armored Division in World War II. Camp Barkeley, 1943-44." There is a list of 12th Armored Division units and division actions in the middle of the memorial. The text under that reads: "Installed by members and friends of the 12th Armored Division Association. Memorial Committee: R. O. Collier, M. R. Drum, M. L. Glover, F. G. Hatt, Jr., J. J. King, B. Leftwich".
Date: October 2001
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[12th Armored Division Memorial Museum Dedication]

Description: Photograph of a large crowd of people sitting outside at the dedication service of the 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum in Abilene, Texas. Several men in blue Army uniforms are seated on a raised platform in the background.
Date: October 6, 2001
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[12th Armored Division Quilt]

Description: Photograph of a quilt with the insignia of the 12th Armored Division surrounded by the patches of its units, on display in the 12th Armored Division museum in Abilene, Texas.
Date: October 2001
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[12th Armored Division Veterans]

Description: Photograph of veterans holding flags while walking in a dedication parade for the 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum.
Date: October 2001
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[12th Armored Division Veterans in Parade]

Description: Photograph of a group of 12th Armored Division veterans in a truck at the dedication parade for the 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum in October 2001.
Date: October 2001
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[17th Armored Infantry Battalion Display]

Description: Photograph of display cases in the 17th Armored Infantry Battalion section of the 12th Armored Infantry Division in Abilene, Texas. There are pictures mounted on the wall in the background, a uniform in a case to the left, and equipment in a case to the right.
Date: October 2001
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[ACU Women in Dedication Parade]

Description: Photograph of women from the Abilene Christian University on a float in the dedication parade for the 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum.
Date: October 2001
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Army Jeep with Mannequins]

Description: Photograph of an army Jeep with the code number "21717" above the left tire, with three mannequins in uniform surrounding the vehicle.
Date: October 2001
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Artifacts in Museum]

Description: Photograph of artifacts in a museum display case, made by prisoners of war in European camps. They include a dust pan, a rolling pin, and other tin cans.
Date: 2000~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Bill Funke and Boy Scout with Flags]

Description: Photograph of people carrying flags during the parade before the dedication ceremony for the 12th Armored Division Museum in Abilene, Texas. In the center of the photograph, Bill Funke carries the flag for the 17th Armored Infantry Battalion, and a boy scout walks beside him.
Date: October 2001
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Bill Funke Holding Flag]

Description: Photograph of Bill Funke holding the flag for the 17th Armored Infantry Battalion at the dedication ceremony for the 12th Armored Division Museum in Abilene, Texas. Several uniformed men and women hold flags beside and behind Funke, and there are people milling about in the background.
Date: October 2001
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Bill Funke Holding Plaque]

Description: Photograph of Bill Funke holding a plaque bearing the names of those 12th Armored Division soldiers killed in action in World War II. Two signs are visible in the background, one bearing the insignia of the 12th Armored Division, and one reading: "Future Home 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum".
Date: October 2001
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Boy Scout Holding Flag]

Description: Photograph of a boy scout holding the 17th Armored Infantry Battalion flag at the dedication ceremony for the 12th Armored Division museum in Abilene, Texas. A crowd of people is visible behind him.
Date: October 2001
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Brick for William Funke]

Description: Photograph of a brick reading "William Funke A Co 17th AIB 12th Armd Div" on the memorial walk at the 12th Armored Division Museum in Abilene, Texas.
Date: October 2001
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Bricks on Memorial Walk]

Description: Photograph of a brick purchased by Dave and Ken Funke for Bill Funke on the memorial walk at the 12th Armored Division Museum, in Abilene, Texas. The brick reads: "William Funke, A Co 17th AIB, 12th Armd Div". Other bricks with names on it are visible around Funke's.
Date: October 2001
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Brigadier General Griffin at Podium]

Description: Photograph of Brigadier General Griffin standing at a podium at the dedication ceremony for the 12th Armored Division Museum in Abilene, Texas. Several men are seated behind him.
Date: October 2001
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Bronze Statues of Service Men and Women]

Description: Photograph of six bronze statues of service men and women from each branch of the United States armed services in Pierre, South Dakota. They were created for the 50th anniversary of World War II. There is a body of water behind the statues.
Date: 2001
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Child Sitting on Tank]

Description: Photograph of a boy in a red shirt sitting on top of a tank during the parade before the dedication ceremony of the 12th Armored Division Museum in Abilene, Texas. Several men in camouflage stand around the base of the tank, and trucks and buildings are visible in the background. There is a banner on the side of the tank advertising the National Guard.
Date: October 2001
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Communion Display]

Description: Photograph of a goblet, two candlesticks, a cross, and a platter used by military chaplains for communion during World War II, in a display case in the 12th Armored Division Museum in Abilene, Texas.
Date: October 2001
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Cot Display]

Description: Photograph of three bunk beds on display in the 12th Armored Division Museum in Abilene, Texas. A mannequin in pajamas lies in the middle bunk, and there is a dress jacket on display to the right.
Date: October 2001
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Crowd and Stage]

Description: Photograph of a crowd of people standing up in front of a stage at the dedication ceremony for the 12th Armored Division Museum in Abilene, Texas. Bob Hoeweler and Bill Funke stand at the podium, and unit representatives stand by their flags on the stage.
Date: October 2001
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Crowd at Dedication Ceremony]

Description: Photograph of a large crowd of people in Abilene, Texas, for the dedication ceremony of the 12th Armored Division Museum. Cars are visible to the left, and there are buildings in the background.
Date: October 2001
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum