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#26 Pip

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:42 PM

Cool. I will look for those. I did get an award for Racing for him. Looks like he raced cars all the way up until 1984 where he got 2nd place 



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:47 PM

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

Isnt the Parka the WW2?KW era item



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:55 PM

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Did some digging, looks like your guy he was from Indiana. Great group, I recently purchased a Chosin group however it in not nearly as complete as yours, nice find.



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:59 PM

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 01:00 PM

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 01:01 PM

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 01:04 PM

Thanks! I am hoping all the stuff I left is still there. I feel dumb now that I did not buy it all. This is twice I bought part of a grouping but not all of it. I bought a big grouping for a Tank Commander but left a bunch behind once before. I just do not know anything about medals and uniforms so I assume its all fake . This stuff I figured was real because could see his name all over all his other stuff. 



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 01:06 PM

Thanks for all the research Mhalstead !



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 01:09 PM

I did notice he was obsessed with being cold. He had a lot of books on the cold and its effects. 



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 01:10 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. 


Thats the exciting stuff!!! :)

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 01:18 PM

I will know now for sure to always grab the bags of medals lol 



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 01:26 PM

Not sure on the parka linedoggie. It might not even be military but it was with all his other military stuff so I grab it since it was cheap. Looks like he wore it and worked on his car. Here is some more photos of it

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 01:41 PM

I did notice he was obsessed with being cold. He had a lot of books on the cold and its effects. 

Saddly that fact probably gives a deep psychological meaning to the group and connects the books to Chosin.  From what I have learned about Chosin the cold was one of, if not the, biggest obstacles the Marines faced and it left deep phycological scars on some of them.  One documentary I watched was heartbreaking, watching the veterans describe what they went through and it seems possible that it had a lasting impact on this individual.



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 03:41 PM

Parka is WW2 army type.

 

He may have gotten it  as surplus or possibly issued it.There is a thick liner that buttons into it as well.



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 08:29 AM

I went back and not a lot was left but I got what I could

 

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 08:30 AM

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 08:30 AM

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 08:31 AM

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 09:46 AM

If it matters he has written his name in his uniforms.

 

I dont really collect items like these except for the booklets. Would all of this need to stay together or could I sale/trade all the uniform/medals and keep the booklets? Do they matter for the grouping? Also does anyone know an approx. value or should I post that on the whats it worth board?

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 10:23 AM

I am curious because i think went to the same estate sale today and bought an usmc officer black uniform which was named to A.R. McAllister and dated 10/19/43

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 12:29 PM

I am sorry to hijack your post but in addition to the dress blues I also got an officer cap and now I am wondering if the cap belonged to McAllister or Wolfe

I am also missing one the collar EGA which you probably bought. Wondering if you'd be willing to trade or sell it to me?

 

 

 

 

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 12:30 PM

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 12:31 PM

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 12:32 PM

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#50 Fratlanta

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 12:35 PM

BTW: you can find a bunch of pics of Mr Wolfe here (including one wearing his dress blues

https://www.dignitym...628#remembering




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