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Historic Chaplainís kit fresh out of the woodwork. KIA 1943 while conducting services in the PTO


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#51 strawberry 9

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Posted 01 August 2015 - 07:58 AM

As already stated...everything about this is amazing and a really great find.  This is what we look for with every item saved...a direct and well documented link to the past.  I'm sure all of us would love to have this in our collection and I'm glad it ended up with someone who will preserve it.  Its hard telling why it was separated from the family but these things do happen and at least now it will be well cared for.  Congrats and thanks for sharing!



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Posted 14 March 2016 - 06:07 PM

I had a friend take pictures of the grave.

Manila American Cemetery.

 

 

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 06:07 PM

One more.

 

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#54 USMC-RECON0321

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 06:35 PM

Wow, great pictures. Very sobering!

#55 Ronnie

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 02:51 PM

Died doing the Lord's work. God Bless Him!
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#56 Chap15

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 08:23 AM

Here is the kit now. 

I tried to setup the items as they were in the picture.

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 08:24 AM

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 10:16 AM

Looks great!!  



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Posted 04 August 2017 - 11:45 AM

Wow amazing!!!! especially the actual field photo of the kit in use!

 

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 01:35 PM

A wonderful and sacred relic. Glad that it was saved by someone who can treasure it. R.I.P. Chaplain Munroe. P.S. i wonder if he was a qualified parachutist?     Bobgee



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Posted 04 August 2017 - 03:23 PM

Chaplain Munro's pic.

Regarding his jump status, the 87th didn't retain jump status for long.

I am still looking into it, but he may have landed in New Guinea via glider.

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 04:35 PM

AMAZING! an actual kit that was there in use and info to back it up. I do have a question, HOW DID THIS ITEM FIND ITS WAY TO A STORE AND WHO (FAMILY) GAVE IT UP?? at least a collector saved it.



#63 USMC-RECON0321

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 08:15 PM

AMAZING! an actual kit that was there in use and info to back it up. I do have a question, HOW DID THIS ITEM FIND ITS WAY TO A STORE AND WHO (FAMILY) GAVE IT UP?? at least a collector saved it.

 

Would you believe it was a donation to good will.  

 

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 10:17 AM

This was found at a good will store?  Incredible



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Posted 11 July 2019 - 05:32 PM

Wonderful find, truly amazing.

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