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#1 son of a Jungleer

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 11:06 AM

This is my first posting. I'm retired, in my late 50s.
I have been interested in military history & have collected since the late 1960s. I did not serve in the armed forces myself, but starting with family stories & items handed down to me early on, the bug was in place. In short, I find myself here, & wish to participate & hope to contribute in some way...
Cheers, Jon....

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 11:41 AM

Welcome Jon. I live in the Tacoma area, so we are somewhat neighbors. Lots of information and lots of helpful people on the site, so enjoy.

 

Do you go to any of the local military shows? There is one at the Olympic Flight Museum in Tumwater twice a year. The next one is in March, but I don't have the date. You can contact them via the net or FB and they will let you know when it is.

 

Cheers,

 

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#3 Peyton_Aukland41

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 11:45 AM

Welcome to the Forum! 



#4 67Rally

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 11:47 AM

Greetings from a fellow Washingtonian who is only a few years behind you in age but still working and collecting. I did serve in the armed forces and I also was the recipient of family artifacts which was a catalyst in my collecting.

Welcome aboard!

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 12:18 PM

Welcome from balmy Seattle !

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#6 Bill_Carman

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 05:17 PM

Jon, 

 

Welcome to the Forum  and it's good to be retired.  :) 



#7 12thengr

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 09:41 PM

 From the Emerald City myself and my dad was a Jungleer,  welcome!



#8 Backtheattack

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 12:12 PM

Hello Jon, welcome to the forum!



#9 mikie

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 05:56 PM

Welcome! I've visited Washington State several times, having family and friends there. Beautiful place.
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#10 son of a Jungleer

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 01:23 PM

Many thanks for the welcoming responses. I probably won't address everybody properly, but
I'll take a stab at it anyways...
Some years back, I involved myself in Civil War reenacting with the WCWA. Later, some living
history with the Friends of Willie & Joe. Active
up to about 2006...
Since that time, I joined ASMIC for a few years, but had to give up a few of the luxuries etc...
At some point, I'll have to make my way down
to the Olympic Flight Museum for one of the
militaria shows. I've heard only good things
about it...
Responding to you guys that have a connection
to the 41st Infantry Division. My dad started out
with Co.M 163rd Inf.Regt. in 1940, went over to
Australia on the Queen Elizabeth, went through
Sananada, Aitape, Wakde & Biak. Somewhere in
there, he was with HQ 3/163 as a runner. He came home on points before the division went
to the Philippines...
In closing, I'll try to find the right category to post
some of his photos from Camp Murray & Fort Lewis, a few from Australia also. I think he had
to send his camera home at that point, so none
from Papua/New Guinea...
Thanks to all, Jon....

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 12:37 AM

Think he sends interesting pictures. Let`s them soon.



#12 son of a Jungleer

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 09:21 AM

Think he sends interesting pictures. Let`s them soon.



#13 son of a Jungleer

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 09:33 AM

Hope I can follow through with posting photos...
I'm utilizing an old 4s iPhone, & have been reading topics on posting photos with mobile devices. I'm not set up with any apps currently,
but will try a few experiments in the coming days...


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