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#1 hardheaded

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 05:56 PM

I'm going through todays finds and thought I'd share some of it now (since I'm excited). ^_^

 

I got an 11th Airborne guys tote/bin full of stuff that's a total mess. Pins, patches, paperwork, weapon cleaning kit, boot brush, polish, etc........ Put some on top of the tote for a pic, too much to mess with right now.    Note the ww2 flight helmet and ox mask. cool!!!

 

Couldn't wait and didn't finish the 11th ABN so I'm going through a WW2 8th ID guys suitcase of stuff right now and will upload a quick pic later.

 

 

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#2 tarbridge

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 06:07 PM

Great grouping of Militaria. ..Congrats.

#3 TheMariner

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 06:20 PM

Wow a ton of great stuff there nice pick ups for sure. 



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Posted 09 November 2015 - 06:29 PM

Great 11AB group, love the photos!....do you know what 11AB unit he was in and in the photo of him in his jump gear is there a tac mark visible on the side of his helmet?......mike



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Posted 09 November 2015 - 06:30 PM

Thanks guys! 

 

Here's a pic of the 8th. Cool, stand up, cut out of the guy!

 

Now I'm going to wind down and take the time to see what all I have in the tote and suitcase.

 

 

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 06:58 PM

That brown camo pattern bush hat will probably get some comments from some folks on here.  Please show separately if you get the chance.



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Posted 09 November 2015 - 08:03 PM

Great looking finds!!

 

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 08:12 PM

Great 11AB group, love the photos!....do you know what 11AB unit he was in and in the photo of him in his jump gear is there a tac mark visible on the side of his helmet?......mike

 

Great finds!  Was this found at a show or a local ad?  

 

Mike,

I was just thinking the same thing.  Would be nice if it was one of the "Horse Camo" helmets in the picture.  That would solve the mystery! 

 

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 08:15 PM

Sweet assortment!You did well



#10 hardheaded

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 04:16 AM

 

Great finds!  Was this found at a show or a local ad?  

 

Mike,

I was just thinking the same thing.  Would be nice if it was one of the "Horse Camo" helmets in the picture.  That would solve the mystery! 

 

Troy

 

                                                Thanks Guys!

 

A friend told me where this stuff was. Had to travel a bit but I was happy when I left!

 

A lot of  people on the forum seem to be die-hard collectors and show goers but I've only been to one show and that was a couple of years ago. 

 

The pic with the helmet is actually a helmet liner (jump school ?). I have his jump school certificate and it has Benning 1950 and the pic has Campbell 1950 in pencil on the back.
 



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Posted 10 November 2015 - 05:14 AM

That brown camo pattern bush hat will probably get some comments from some folks on here.  Please show separately if you get the chance.

 

Here's the hat. It's a little beat up but I picked it up because of the brown color.

 

 

An FYI If I had anyone thinking all the stuff in post #1 came out of the tote (it didn't). The first 4 pics in post #1 are not from the 11th ABN tote.
 

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 07:51 AM

Very nice group of militaria!

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 10:26 AM

Nice Tailor shop invisible ERDL cowboy printed on lightweight cotton.

These hats fade VERY quickly and can change color overnight !!!!!

Great colors on this one.

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 11:48 AM

Thanks to everyone for the comments!

 

Here's a little more that's NOT from the tote or suitcase.

 

I'm supposed to see the guy I got the hats from in a few weeks and he said he will have some tiger hats for me B)

 

I have my fingers crossed!

 

 

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 03:25 PM

I like the hats the most...

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 05:26 PM

I like the hats the most...

 

Thanks!  Yeah, I like the hats too. 

 

I haven't had enough time with the 2 groupings but as of now (so far) I like the 8th Infantry the most. There's an engraved bronze star with orders, cert, card, mail tube. A diary (first combat La Haye-du-Puits)  and another little book "The story of the 8th ID" which he noted on the last page his unit guys names/city/state and their status (OK,W,K). and other goodies!
 



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Posted 11 November 2015 - 05:27 PM

Nice Marine Corps Warrant Officer group.



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Posted 11 November 2015 - 05:30 PM

Those cowboy hats are sweet. Can we get a better pic of the tailor mark on the one? The Project Counter patch is nice.It was part of the 1st Logistical command.



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Posted 11 November 2015 - 07:45 PM

Nice hats, especially the ERDL one. What patch is on the hat next to the Project Counter patch?



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Posted 11 November 2015 - 08:33 PM

Thank you for reposting the brown one.  It's an interesting pattern not often seen.



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Posted 12 November 2015 - 04:15 AM

Thank you for reposting the brown one.  It's an interesting pattern not often seen.

You're Welcome!

 

Out of the 4 hats, that is the one I was going to pass on because of the sweatband/condition but then I didn't remember ever seeing a brownish one.

 



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Posted 12 November 2015 - 04:38 AM

Nice hats, especially the ERDL one. What patch is on the hat next to the Project Counter patch?

 

Thanks!

 

 

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 04:41 AM

Those cowboy hats are sweet. Can we get a better pic of the tailor mark on the one? The Project Counter patch is nice.It was part of the 1st Logistical command.

 

Thanks firefighter !

 

 

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 11:44 AM

 

Thanks firefighter !

 

 

 

 

Very nice. I've never seen a cowboy hat with a tailor tag.




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