Father Of The Pa. Air Nat. Guard Major General R.B. Posey Almost Lost this
Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:04 PM
I'm all over Silver Springs Flea Market back in the mid 80's.
An older gentleman has overheard my asking for military items and approaches me about a Sam Brown belt.
Says he has nothing else.
I give him my card and I'm on my way.
He calls me that night and comes over to the house with more than the Sam Brown.
I find out that he was a B-17 pilot in WW2.
The following weekend he brings a cigar box full of stuff.
When I get home I start to look through it and find a medal I'd never seen before.
So I call him up to ask about it.
It's the Pennsylvania Distinguished Service Medal.
He got it for starting the Pa Air Guard.
That is when I found out he was a General
Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:15 PM
He also introduced me to several other pilots but those items are long gone.
Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:23 PM
Turns out he collected stamps, did a lot of skiing and was selling the one to fund the other.
This is his National Guard Association blazer.
Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:52 PM
In 1946, as a staunch advocate of airpower Posey was instrumental in forming the 148th F.S. the first tactical flying unit in the history of Pennsylvania.
They flew P-47's.
Here is Posey with his plane in Reading, Pa.
Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:56 PM
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Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:41 PM
He and his wife put the insignia back on and he wore it this way.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:25 PM
Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:33 PM
I met General Kafkalas while he was walking his dog one day.
After many years he sold me his broken Rolex.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:38 PM
Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:52 PM
Being from Pennsylvania, that is quite impressive. Thanks for sharing.
Keep an eye on this because there is more.
Thank you for your comment
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Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:16 PM
But you won't see this one there.
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