99th Recon Baseball Team 1943-44

Members of the 99th Recon baseball team. The team took the Division Championship in 1943. 140 men in a Recon Troop, vs. 2,000-3,000 men per Infantry Regiment or Artillery Battalion. It would be a story that would ironically repeat itself on the battlefields of Europe, as the tiny Recon Troop was often called upon to displace an entire Regiment.

Pictured from left to right:
1st row - (fatigues)Lt. Lamkin, Manager; Stringfellow, 1B; Bruner, CF; Davidson, 2B & Captain; Herscha, SS; Bubash, RF; Book, 3B

2nd row - (T-shirt) Shulter; Nelson, P; Miller, P; Palowkoski, OF; Williams, C; Bixler, P; Penich, P; Minehart, C; Steel, OF; Whittaker, OF; Lt. South.

I do not know the names of the man kneeling behind Lt. Lamkin, the three men standing behind them, or the man standing behind Lt. South.