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#1 Tonomachi

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 06:59 PM

I picked up an enlisted uniform pretty complete minus pants and belt to a L. F. Filkins which I couldn't locate on NARA.

 

 

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 07:01 PM

The small rectangle attached to the dog tags sort of looks like a miniature license plate. 

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 07:08 PM

I found an embroidered boonie cap and some patches that came from an Air Force Chaplin even thought the camouflage is Army.  When I first saw the larger patch I thought some sort of fishing club but it is an Air Force patch.  The seller is going to try and get the Chaplin's name for me.  Everything was 13 dollars.  I picked up these ribbons for 3 dollars which was supposedly worn by a Major George McMahan.   I couldn't find anything on the Internet for a George McMahan.

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 07:10 PM

I bought this chest rig made by Blackhawk for 20 dollars.  Does anyone know if this was ever worn by our military or is it law enforcement?

 

 

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 07:14 PM

The last thing I found was a photo of a WW1 solder for 3 dollars.  You can make out the collar brass designation of 347th HQ Artillery with a shoulder patch that I'm not familiar with that looks like there is a 7 in the middle.

 

 

 

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 07:33 PM

I picked up an enlisted uniform pretty complete minus pants and belt to a L. F. Filkins which I couldn't locate on NARA.

 

 

maybe Lysle F Filkins

serial number is different


Edited by WW2JAKE, 04 September 2015 - 07:38 PM.


#7 WW2JAKE

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 07:36 PM

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 08:11 PM

I think this is actually your man. He was from the same place marked on the tag, Topeka, Kansas and his name was Lester F. Filkins

Name: Lester Filkins
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 13 Nov 1904
Death Date: 30 Oct 2001
SSN: 444100349
Branch 1: ARMY
Enlistment Date 1: 3 Apr 1942
Release Date 1: 9 Aug 1944

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 08:13 PM

http://www.findagrav...1169748&df=all

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 08:13 PM

I think this is actually your man. He was from the same place marked on the tag, Topeka, Kansas and his name was Lester F. Filkins

Name: Lester Filkins
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 13 Nov 1904
Death Date: 30 Oct 2001
SSN: 444100349
Branch 1: ARMY
Enlistment Date 1: 3 Apr 1942
Release Date 1: 9 Aug 1944

looks better, whered you find him? 



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Posted 04 September 2015 - 08:15 PM

Ancestry. Since he said NARA doesn't show up for him I checked there.

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 08:18 PM

Many thanks for your help in identifying L. F. Filkins.



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Posted 04 September 2015 - 08:33 PM

The miniature license plate is exactly that... they used to be sent out as a fund raiser the DAV.  Also known as Key Chain Plates They used to show up every year at the house in the mail... back in the 1950's and 60's, and into the mid-70's.

 

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 08:42 PM

A little  more info from Kansas State Historical Society website..  http://www.kshs.org/...ves/view/268286

 

 

Name Filkins, Lester F.  Entry into Service Inducted 3 April 1942  Branch Army  Service Number 37156919  Registration Registered, order # 1699  Place Topeka, Shawnee County (Board #1)

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 09:06 PM

Thanks for everyone's help.



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Posted 05 September 2015 - 04:47 AM

The last thing I found was a photo of a WW1 solder for 3 dollars.  You can make out the collar brass designation of 347th HQ Artillery with a shoulder patch that I'm not familiar with that looks like there is a 7 in the middle.

 

 

 

 

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Posted 05 September 2015 - 02:47 PM

The Blackhawk Commando chest rigs were very popular with the military.  I see a lot of them around the shops around the bases.


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Posted 05 September 2015 - 07:29 PM

Many thanks for the identification.



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Posted 08 September 2015 - 04:44 AM

Some great new additions!

 

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