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#1 Tonomachi

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 04:57 PM

I bought this USMC bracelet for 10 dollars at the flea market.  I checked the Internet for a Carl R. Boberg and found mention of some disciplinary records on Ancestry.Com which I don't have a subscription to but if someone else does it would be much appreciated to find out a little bit more about this individual. 

 

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#2 Tonomachi

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 04:59 PM

I found this collar size EGA for 2 dollars.  It is made by NS Meyer and looks different from the enlisted WW2 EGA that you always come across.

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 05:02 PM

I picked up this I'm guessing paperweight as it is too bulky at 2 1/2 inches and heavy for a challenge coin.  It is for the USS Sampson DDG 102 from their Engineering Department.  The images on this paperweight are shallow and almost looks like lasers were used.

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 05:03 PM

I found these patches of which all were a dollar or less except the 173rd Airborne Brigade SSI which was 20 dollars.

 

 

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 05:05 PM

I bought this WW1 dog tag for 20 dollars. I understand that the 283rd Aero Squadron was a stateside training unit that never went overseas.

 

 

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 05:09 PM

I got these dogs tags for 2 dollars and the lighter (USS Woodrow Wilson) for 5 dollars.  I got this Gentex soft aviator helmet for 8 dollars.

 

 

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 05:10 PM

Wow that bracelet is awesome!  I always love seeing that style of engraving!



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Posted 03 February 2015 - 05:11 PM

Love the dog tags and the bracelet. Did a quick search on Boberg. Enlisted in 1938 and was with the 2nd defense battalion until 1943.

Forgot to mention he was with the 2nd Anti aircraft battalion in 1944 and later in the 2nd marine division at Okinawa.

Edited by USdog, 03 February 2015 - 05:14 PM.


#9 Tonomachi

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 05:12 PM

I got this pretty mint 3rd ID combat vehicle crewmen's coveralls for 15 dollars.

 

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 05:12 PM

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 05:16 PM

I got these 4th ID jungle jackets for 12 dollars apiece.  I believe I've identified the former owner of these uniforms from his obituary. His name was Fernando "Fred" Aguas who served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 05:17 PM

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 05:18 PM

Second jungle jacket

 

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 05:20 PM

This is an interesting military style uniform for a toddler.  Someone's mom went to a lot of trouble to make this using I'm guessing OD fatigues with the metal buttons.  This is something I normally don't collect but for 5 dollars I couldn't walk away.  The pants have a zippered front and side pocket just like the real ones.

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 05:23 PM

I found some adult size OD fatigues with metal buttons.

 

 

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 05:35 PM

Love the dog tags and the bracelet. Did a quick search on Boberg. Enlisted in 1938 and was with the 2nd defense battalion until 1943.

Forgot to mention he was with the 2nd Anti aircraft battalion in 1944 and later in the 2nd marine division at Okinawa.

 

Thanks for this information. 

 

I'm unable to download further photos of other things I've picked up over the past month or so for whatever reason.  I wonder if there is a limit to what you can post on a single thread?
 



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Posted 03 February 2015 - 06:51 PM

That last jungle jacket is awesome.It looks to have both twill versions of the 4th ID patch and the CIB look's theater made?



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 06:53 AM

Nice finds!  Congratulations!



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 07:57 AM

Great finds!



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 09:13 AM

Thanks as you never know what you will find at flea markets.  It looks like things are working again and here are a few other pieces I found at the flea market.  This 1970 dated ERDL camouflage uniform which I'm guessing was old stock reissued post war due to the later period USMC EGA stencil. 

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Edited by Tonomachi, 04 February 2015 - 09:23 AM.


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Posted 04 February 2015 - 09:15 AM

Here is a RDF camouflage shirt in pretty good condition. 

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 09:16 AM

Here is an OD fatigues with left arm ranger tab minus SSI and pathfinder patch on pocket.

 

 

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 09:18 AM

Here is a Canadian 1950s era Scottish Princess Mary Regiment uniform I found for 10 dollars.

 

 

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 09:19 AM

Lastly I found some military caps

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  • 1971 OD Patrol Cap (2).JPG


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Posted 04 February 2015 - 09:21 AM

This OD patrol cap might have been the last issue prior to the introduction of the BDU patrol cap.  Don't seem to be able to delete double photo.

 

 

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Edited by Tonomachi, 04 February 2015 - 09:25 AM.



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