If you could ask him a question from me, that would be great. I am wondering what type of.uniforms and web equipment he wore during the war.
I just interviewed him today, a little late but better than never, I have many pictures from his personal photo album I'm sure you'd enjoy but I'm going to check with him if it's okay for me to post them online. He seemed fine with me taking pictures of the photos, as I couldn't scan them (no scanner), but you never know he may not want them online. However, I can tell you he was a rifleman and an automatic rifleman. He used the M1 Garand (In which he carried an M1936 Cartridge Belt and some Bandoleers), the M1941 Johnson (The "Johnny Gun" as he called it.) and the Browning Automatic Rifle. He also, when using an LMG, carried an M1911 attached to an M1936 Pistol Belt that had a General's Star attached through the holster (He added that personal touch). He also wore, over the course of his service, one of the Mountain Troop Parkas, an M1943 Jacket, M1941 Jacket, M1937 Wool Set, Paratrooper Boots, and even a random black beret and black sweater he acquired in France after losing his helmet. Lastly, he only ever wore the Ike Jacket for his dress uniform, and even wore at one point, at least when he was in Rome, a private purchase wool shirt with epaulets. Which surprised me as he was only a Sergeant.
Edited by Matthew1945, 21 April 2015 - 06:35 PM.