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#1 McDermut99

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 03:56 PM

After a two week break from "the hunt", I resumed searching for militaria. After a couple stops I came up with some okay items. A couple of these items I will post in their appropriate sub-forums for more info.

 

 

First was a couple of mess utensils. I believe they are WWII-era:

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 04:01 PM

Next were ten bottles of rifle bore cleaner. They all have the same stock number, any ideas as to what era they are from?

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 04:05 PM

Next is a crest I picked up because of the NS Meyer stamp on the backside. After some quick research I believe that it the crest of the Santa Clara University ROTC. 

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 04:06 PM

The backside. Any ideas as to how old it is?

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 04:12 PM

I was quite happy to get this at a very reasonable price. Despite being covered in rust the Air Corps markings and numbers are still visible. 

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 04:13 PM

Close-up of the spec stamp:

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 04:21 PM

Finally the jackpot of the day. A large grouping of paperwork, letters, and photographs that belonged to a Navy captain by the name of Alston M. Boyd Jr. who at one time was the Navy chief of the MAAG in Taiwan. From what I have found he also commanded two destroyers during WWII.

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 04:26 PM

Close up of it all. It will take a while to go through it all but I do plan on posting it all in another thread as I go.  

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 04:31 PM

Here is a picture of Capt. Boyd in uniform. Correct me if I am wrong, but is his highest award a Bronze Star next to the Navy Commendation Medal?

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 03:18 AM

Nice finds! The Boyd items are the gems of the group. Just my opinion.

 

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 05:35 PM

My eyes aren't the greatest, however it looks like Bronze Star Medal with star (second award), next to the Navy Commendation Medal with "V" device (for valor).



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Posted 29 June 2015 - 07:37 PM

There is a star bryang. It makes me wonder what he did to earn multiple Bronze Stars. From what I have found so far, one of the ships he served on may have sunk a German U-Boat. That might explain the Navy Commendation Medal with "V" device. 



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Posted 30 June 2015 - 06:37 PM

Here is his certificate for the Naval Order of the United States. I am still trying to find a copy of "Naval Order of the United States : past, present, future" which mentions Capt. Boyd.

 

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