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#1 hink441

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 01:39 PM

Picked up these Navy items today.

A nice bullion Senior Chief Electrician's Mate crow, and a bullion Interior Communications Chief's crow. I also found two USN damage control helmets in typical well used condition. A nicely made USN Officer's cap device, but the find of my day was the Vice Admiral's dress blue coat.

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 01:57 PM

Nice! Is the coat named?



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Posted 28 May 2015 - 02:02 PM

Yes the coat is named. Here is the name.

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 02:04 PM

Here is a picture of the Admiral. He retired in 1984.

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 03:03 PM

Very nice finds!!!

 

I wonder if the admiral's father was also an admiral?



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Posted 28 May 2015 - 03:35 PM

nice pickups.



#7 hink441

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 03:39 PM

Very nice finds!!!
 
I wonder if the admiral's father was also an admiral?

Dave,
Do you think I possibly have the wrong Admiral identified? 😳

Or, do you think his father was the late RADM Harold????

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 03:44 PM

No, I think he's the right guy. I just happened to have the uniforms from a guy with the same last name that were from the 50s/60s and also an admiral.



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Posted 28 May 2015 - 03:48 PM

No, I think he's the right guy. I just happened to have the uniforms from a guy with the same last name that were from the 50s/60s and also an admiral.


That would truly be a neat collection. A family of Admirals!!

I think my guy was an Aviator first, then switched to the black shoe Navy and rose to command SURFLANT. Quite an interesting career! If you notice he is wearing an Air Medal on his rack.

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 03:51 PM

Thanks to Wikipedia, confirmed...different dad. Oh well. :)



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Posted 28 May 2015 - 09:26 PM

Very cool. I would try to write him and maybe see if he can confirm it. It may be a long shot, but the worst that can happen is a waste of $.46. 



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Posted 29 May 2015 - 03:50 AM

Congrats on some great finds!

 

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 01:49 PM

Great finds, very nice.



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Posted 30 May 2015 - 05:31 AM

Thanks for the comments.

I have since learned that the Admiral earned his Naval Aviator wings in 1951. He was a F4U pilot on the USS Princeton and USS Oriskany. I do not know what squadrons he was assigned to. He then was a flight instructor at NAS Pensacola. He went to the surface Navy around 1960, reasons unknown to me. He rose to be the Commanding Officer of the USS Turner Joy 66-68, and the USS Jouett 71-72.

I am undecided on whether to contact the Admiral or not.

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Posted 30 May 2015 - 10:43 AM

It`s a great find! Internet is a good source, remember the times when I must wrote letters to different office.




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