Gorsline asks for facts
My grandfather, Don A. Gorsline, was a member of the 99th Infantry Division during World War II. A label attached to his duffel bag says "393 inf division, 99th Infantry div/89th mp battalion." He died in 2001.
He used to get the Checkerboard. I would like to see how I might be able to go about signing up for that.
Like my grandfather, I am in the service. I am in the U.S. Air Force and currently in the process of obtaining my commission.
I want to know more about the 99th and what I can do to help preserve the mighty name!
My grandfather was, and always will be a source of pride and honor for me as he taught me what it meant to have pride, honor, and the meaning of sacrifice.
I remember at the funeral service for him, several people arrived in a van and dressed sharp. They were not known to my family at all. My father knew, though that they were members of the 99th.
I want to give the men the same respect that was shown to my family, especially my grandfather.
SrA Tim A. Gorsline
U.S. Air Force, 442nd FW
Whiteman AFB MO