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#1 MattS

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 04:37 AM

I was watching a few items on ebay that must have got spread out after the estate sale. I'd like to see these items reunited. Milton G. Fehr was an enlisted man from Illinois who went through OCS and served with the 328th Infantry Regiment, 26th ID.

 

Uniform: http://www.ebay.com/...QsAAOSw8-tWba~u

 

Insignia, paperwork, and dog tags: http://www.ebay.com/...-/301850747430?

 

History of the 328th regiment book; http://www.ebay.com/...FYAAOSwa-dWirF7

 

 



#2 MattS

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 05:01 AM

His final resting place: http://www.findagrav...4688736&df=all



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 05:07 AM

His helmet sold for 79.00 and a beauty at that.



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 05:14 AM

Hate to see everything get spread around, but it happens. 



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 06:09 AM

I'm guilty



#6 Paul70

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 05:59 PM

I picked up the uniform and insignia. I will post pics once it arrives.

 

Thanks for the heads up.



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Posted 25 January 2016 - 07:01 PM

Glad you got them. His post-war visor cap was on there too. 



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Posted 02 February 2016 - 07:06 PM

Here is the stuff when he was an enlisted man.  Article with photo mentions him in C Company 66th batt in Italy.  What unit was that? 

 

Top three books are named to him as a Private.

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 07:12 PM

Off to OCS. It looks like he spent a year as an enlisted man. Was in OCS July 29 - Nov. 30 1944. The book has a fold out yard long.

 

Looks like he wrote some articles while there.

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 01:30 PM

Close up of article. What is the 66th Bat?

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 01:34 PM

His officer stuff. I am going to rebuild the uniform as it was in 1946.

 

The books say he is in the 202nd MP, but then it says it he was an infantry officer. Why is that?

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 11:47 AM

Newspaper scraps while in the 26th. He must have fought at Saarlautern as most of the scraps are about the town

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 12:22 PM

Officer insignia from 50's and early 60's. Was in the 927th FA of the Ozark Division.

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 04:49 PM

Newspaper scraps while in the 26th. He must have fought at Saarlautern as most of the scraps are about the town


Would you be able to make some high quality scans of the photographs taken in Saarlautern and specificly showing the 26th?

Thanks, please PM me.

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 11:43 AM

Here is the uniform. I put what insignia it came with on plus a few pieces that were missing. I tried to put it through the original holes. Need to find some overseas bars to complete.

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 11:47 AM

The patches were attached already.  I put the insignia on through original holes. The lower bar is original from the group. Upper bar I had to build.

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 12:14 PM

Very nice job!



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Posted 17 November 2019 - 11:25 AM

I have this gentleman’s helmet. Found at a dealer in FL.


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