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#1 Fritz

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 01:04 PM

Wasn't a bad day today , was able to ferret this one out at a gun show, from what I've found so far is it belonged to a Harry G. Whittick but haven't find anything more yet. Pretty nice blade with a lot of its original blue left on the blade, always liked the Western knives.

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#2 sactroop

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 01:46 PM

Harry G. Whittock 33580101

Residence:

Montgomery, Pennsylvania

Date of Enlistment:

14 March 1944

Place of Enlistment:

New Cumberland Pennsylvania

Year of Birth:

1907

Marital Status:

Married

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 02:23 PM

Thanks, I've looked all over the net and haven't found any history per sei on what unit he may have been in, in time Regardless this is a great little knife

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 02:39 PM

Well I'm not particularly talented when it comes to research, but there's many on this forum who are.  So I figured to post as much as I ran across.  Wish I had a nickel for every time I got to a probable name or even a certain name and haven't found the direction to precede forward.  Yes a very enviable piece.



#5 siege1863

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 03:58 PM

His obit, on Newspapers.com states he fought in Germany and was awarded two Bronze Stars. These could be campaign stars rather than the BSM. Family often confuses the two.

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 04:03 PM

He was in "Foreign Service" from November 3, 1944, to October 23, 1945.

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 06:34 PM

Wow this guy was 37 years old when he enlisted :o!!



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Posted 26 November 2017 - 06:13 AM

Thanks Siege1863! Yea, 37 years old is getting up there to enlist though my grandfather enlisted in 1942 and he was born in 1909,

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 10:06 AM

Wow this guy was 37 years old when he enlisted :o!!


My grandfather was 38 in 1943 when enlisting


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