My name is Todd O'Brien and I am a Marine with 22 years total, 4 in the reserve the rest active. I guess I have what will eventually be called militaria (or maybe even is now) but to me it's just stuff I've collected that I've used over the years. Thinking of the first type of FLAK jacket I used as miltaria makes me feel old! Of course so does the fact that the Marines in my company are 25 years younger than me and only 4 years older than my oldest boy (but I digress).
I also have some WWII items from my grandfather who was with the 540th Engineer Combat Regiment (http://www.6thcorpsc...s.com/540th.htm) which is what brought me to your site in the first place. I ran across a posting of some 540th memorabilia collected by devincu (http://www.usmilitar...ineer-grouping/) while doing a google search on 540th images. Anyway, I'll post some of that in the near future. I don't have a lot of equipment, per se, but I do have some interesting pictures and notebooks that my grandfather used during the war. Being an engineer (he actually had a civil engineering degree so he wasn't just pushed through an army engineering crash course) he had some technical drawings of bridges he was working on. Here is some information on him:
And here is a sneak peak at one of the notebooks:
More to follow!
Edited by FuzeVT, 28 August 2017 - 05:03 AM.