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#1 Pip

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:34 AM

I collect photos and documents only for the most part so the uniforms and medals are way beyond what I normally buy. I only had a few minutes before work to grab stuff at this sale so I grabbed what I could. There is still more I can go back and get I believe tomorrow morning. My question is what are the era's of the uniforms and medals? He had a LOT of stuff that referenced the "Chosin Few" Korea but one items I grabbed said Vietnam on it. There were what looked like newer dress uniforms/hats that I did not buy as they were $40 each. Would it be worth going back based on the stuff I have here?

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:35 AM

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:35 AM

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:36 AM

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:36 AM

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:37 AM

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:37 AM

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:38 AM

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:38 AM

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:39 AM

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:39 AM

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:46 AM

pip.........is there anyone at the sale that could shed light on the veteran?as it is the medal group looks ok representing a ww11,occupation,korean war and vietnam vet.the suit bag is vietnam as well as the fatigues,very possible it could be one vets group,i can't read the dogtag.i would try to talk to someone at the sale...................lack of a ww11 campaign medal tells me late ww11 service...……….dave


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:47 AM

I have his name and a recent photo as well as some non military stuff of his. I asked if they had photos and documents but they said the family kept all of them


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:49 AM

Dog Tag is 

 

Wolfe

Francis T 

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:02 PM

Nice group of medals and ribbons - Looks like he Enlisted in 1946 and was in the Reserves until he was called up for Korea and decided to stay in the Corps - May have retired in the late 1960s or early 1970s

May have been commissioned in the 1950s since there are no additional awards of the Good Conduct Medal

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:03 PM

Looks like a misc. bunch of stuff that came from a veteran of Chosin. The uniforms look 1960s, the ribbons and mini medals look current. The paper items are probably all dated, so those should be easy. 

 

In my personal opinion, unless his Korean War uniforms are there, or perhaps his "retirement" set of dress blues with all insignia, I'm not sure if there's much else that I'd personally go back and buy. Looks like you got the bulk of his Chosin material, which is probably the most valuable/interesting of what was there.

 

Always worth a trip back to ask if there's anything else though...never know!



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:05 PM

Thanks guys! There were some bigger medals in boxes I didnt buy. I can go back for those. I was about to find his Obit 

 

t. Colonel Francis “Ted” Wolfe, 88, of Kennesaw, Georgia, USMCR Retired, died Friday, May 11, 2018. He was born and raised in Indiana, son of the late Elery E. and Mary Wolfe of Bremen. He was predeceased by his wife, Constance “Connie” Ruby Weisman Wolfe of Celina, Ohio and Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and seven brothers and sisters. Lt. Col. Wolfe served with the United States Marine Corp in WWII, Korea (Chosen Reservoir), and Vietnam, and was a National Park Ranger with assignments at Cumberland Gap, Yosemite, Natchez, Jamestown, The Great Smokey Mountains, and Kennesaw Mountain. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Indiana University. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law David and Joan Wolfe of Aurora, Colorado, son and daughter-in-law Mark and Leia Wolfe of Acworth, Georgia, and son and partner Kurt and Rick Berry of Lexington, Georgia; grandchildren Ashley Wolfe Leonard (husband Tommy Leonard), and Erik Wolfe, great-grandchildren Lacy and Jackson Leonard, and brother and sister-in-law Robert and Ruth Wolfe of Bremen, Indiana and brother Lynn Wolfe of Denver, Colorado. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m., and service will be held Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home in Kennesaw, Georgia, with internment at Pine Ridge Memorial Park in Kennesaw.


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:08 PM

So the Uniforms , Parka , Helmets are all Vietnam era and Medals are all new? All the booklets seem to be new also. 



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:13 PM

So the Uniforms , Parka , Helmets are all Vietnam era and Medals are all new? All the booklets seem to be new also. 

 

 

I wouldn't go as far as saying the medals are "new"...they could date anywhere from the late 70s through the 2000s, based on what I'm seeing in the photos. The enameled mini ribbon bars aren't much older than about 15 years as I don't think they've been made for that long (I purchased a set for a veteran in 2005...so maybe 18 or 20 years?) 



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:13 PM

I would definitely go back for the large medals.



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:14 PM

I would definitely go back for the large medals.

 

I'd be looking for the large medals and then where his EGAs went. You got some of the EGAs, but I'm sure there's another box of them somewhere...



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:18 PM

Yeah there were a bunch of the EGAs . I just grabbed a bag full. There were small bags with medals and buttons and such and boxes with larger medals. I just grabbed some random ones so I could research them since I dont really deal in this stuff. 



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:19 PM

i would go back,who knows what may be stashed............well worth a shot



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:21 PM

OK .I am off tomorrow I will see what is left. He had a LOT of military USMC books but I only had a couple minutes so I just grabbed random stuff and put it in my box. 



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:40 PM

if you find any books he signed or made notations in they would go with the group and add a more personal side to it




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