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#1 HOA

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 08:32 AM

Hi,

My name is Pete Allen and I live in Fort Scott, Ks.  I am 78 years old and that makes me too young for WW II and I was going to school during the Korean Conflict.  My service years were being in the Kansas Army National Guard from 1958 to 1962.  I spent 6 months on active duty with basic training at Fort Leonard Wood and artillery surveying schooling at Fort Sill.  When I was a senior in high school I won a State wide recruiting contest for the Guard.  The reward was an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. for one week (the other 9 of the top 10 went also).  We flew there and back in an old Army National Guard plane. Yesterday I stood in the rain to welcome a group of wounded combat veterans who were here in Fort Scott for a R&R week end of hunting at the E-3 Ranch, hosted by former major league player, Adam LaRoche and his family.

 



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Posted 26 April 2018 - 08:37 AM

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 10:05 AM

Hello and welcome, Pete. What do you collect or have an interest in?

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 10:29 AM

Welcome to the best resource for U.S. Militaria , you can research , purchase or just enjoy the conversations of some of the most knowledgeable collectors and dealers. Mike

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 10:49 AM

Welcome aboard Pete!



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Posted 26 April 2018 - 02:42 PM

Hello Pete, and welcome.

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#7 HOA

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 02:57 PM

Hello and welcome, Pete. What do you collect or have an interest in?

 

I have 2 groups of items.  One is a group from a Marine who was killed in the invasion of Tarawa.  Included in the group is a banner or guidon from Manuvers in Foxton, New Zealand where they trained for the invasion.  Included on the guidon are the signatures of 36 of his fellow marines, 6 of whom died along with Kenneth during the invasion.

The second group consists of a WW II duffel bag containing the uniform worn by my wife's uncle during the war.  There are combat boots, socks, undershirts, hankerchiefs, pants, shirt and a field jacket.

I will try to post some pictures



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Posted 27 April 2018 - 03:00 PM

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I have 2 groups of items.  One is a group from a Marine who was killed in the invasion of Tarawa.  Included in the group is a banner or guidon from Manuvers in Foxton, New Zealand where they trained for the invasion.  Included on the guidon are the signatures of 36 of his fellow marines, 6 of whom died along with Kenneth during the invasion.

The second group consists of a WW II duffel bag containing the uniform worn by my wife's uncle during the war.  There are combat boots, socks, undershirts, hankerchiefs, pants, shirt and a field jacket.

I will try to post some pictures

 



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Posted 27 April 2018 - 03:02 PM

Cool stuff ... keep on posting!

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 03:04 PM

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 03:08 PM

That Purple Heart is a beauty! Thanks!

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 05:32 AM

Backside of PH

 

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 05:38 AM

Beautiful and poignant group, thanks for taking care of his story.

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