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Started by BEAST , Sep 16 2007 01:43 PM

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#1 BEAST

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 01:43 PM

Several years ago (~1992), when I was in grad school I sold one of my favorite groups. It was an ERDL 75th Ranger uniform with beret, Class A coat, 1st Cav lighter with initials carved on it, medals and AIR FORCE survival knife with (IIRC) "Binky" carved into the sheath. Also there was a 1st Cav newspaper with an article on the CO. L and several other items.

I sold it to a guy who used to set up at the Evansville, Indiana military show and would always display his Vietnam gear there. Does this grouping sound familier to anyone? I know it is a long shot, but I would like to know what happened to it and maybe even try to get it back.

If anyone has any leads, please let me know! Thanks!

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 08:24 PM

I thought L Co. was part of the 101st and H Co was 1st Cav???
Hope you find it as it sounds like a super group

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 08:28 AM

Doyler,
You probably are correct. I am depending on my memory which was not the best idea. I think I have some photos of the items and will post them.

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 09:24 PM

Doyler,
You probably are correct. I am depending on my memory which was not the best idea. I think I have some photos of the items and will post them.


Beast,
Photos would be awesome!!I have a VN jungle jacket to a Sgt.It has a L Co scroll over a 101st color patch.I have yet to ID it.Ran the guys name through the roster for L Co. I found on line but no joy.He wasnt listed.I know these rosters can be incomplete.The jacket has lots of character and looks good but I didnt get it from the vet.Take care,

RON

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 02:29 AM

I finally found some slides that I took many years ago. Steve N. Brown (the name given to me by the surplus dealer), served with both Company H and Company L. There were several other items including his class A coat, air medal, wet weather jacket with 101st patch and scroll, 1st Cav newspaper and many other items.

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 02:33 AM

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If any of you run across this grouping, please let me know!

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 02:37 AM

Several years ago (~1992), when I was in grad school I sold one of my favorite groups. It was an ERDL 75th Ranger uniform with beret, Class A coat, 1st Cav lighter with initials carved on it, medals and AIR FORCE survival knife with (IIRC) "Binky" carved into the sheath. Also there was a 1st Cav newspaper with an article on the CO. L and several other items.

I sold it to a guy who used to set up at the Evansville, Indiana military show and would always display his Vietnam gear there. Does this grouping sound familier to anyone? I know it is a long shot, but I would like to know what happened to it and maybe even try to get it back.

If anyone has any leads, please let me know! Thanks!


As I said before, depending on my memory is not always a good idea. The survival knife is not marked "Binky", but "BLINK". By the way, I believe that the first name of the collector that I sold the group to was Mark or Mike. Not much, I know, but hope springs eternal!

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 07:31 PM

As I said before, depending on my memory is not always a good idea. The survival knife is not marked "Binky", but "BLINK". By the way, I believe that the first name of the collector that I sold the group to was Mark or Mike. Not much, I know, but hope springs eternal!



BTW "BLINK" may have been Paul "Blinky" Morgucz.

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 06:37 AM

BTTT


Anyone have any ideas or seen this group?

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 01:26 PM

Well, I found the person to whom I sold the uniform. Unfortunately he has been sent as a civilian contractor to Iraq. However, I did find out that he sold this group at a military show. Guess I will just keep my eyes open!

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 10:34 AM

Well, I found the person to whom I sold the uniform. Unfortunately he has been sent as a civilian contractor to Iraq. However, I did find out that he sold this group at a military show. Guess I will just keep my eyes open!



I thought I would bring this topic back again. The name of the dealer that I sold the group to is Mark Bohleber. He was (is) from the Evansville, Indiana area. I think he used to operate an Army Surplus shop down there. If anyone has this group or knows this dealer, I would appreciate it if you would let me know! Thank you!


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