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#1 zad82nd

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:44 AM

ALCON;

 

Recent pick up: SGM/CSM Calvin Morse

WWII....unit unknown, possible 452nd Anti-Aircraft Battalion ETO

Korea: Original member of the 2nd Ranger Company

Vietnam: MACV....

Buried: Fort Benning, GA, cemetery

 

If anyone has information on this Ranger please feel free to post it or send me a PM

 

Thanks!

 

Jim

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#2 zad82nd

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:46 AM

OG 107's

 

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:48 AM

Dress Greens.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:51 AM

A close up of one of the generic scrolls.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:54 AM

Superb grouping love the pathfinder wings

#6 zad82nd

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:55 AM

khaki short sleeve shirt with badges

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:57 AM

Close up of  his ribbon rack.

 

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#8 zad82nd

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:59 AM

Superb grouping love the pathfinder wings

 

Thank you Wake1941!

 

Jim
 



#9 dave peifer

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 12:18 PM

what a great group,and to find all patches on the jackets is greater.........................dave



#10 zad82nd

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 12:20 PM

what a great group,and to find all patches on the jackets is greater.........................dave

 

Thank You Dave!!

 

Jim
 



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 02:51 PM

Fantastic group, you've got to love all the insignia intact and a first pattern JJ to boot! Thanks for showing.



#12 zad82nd

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 02:59 PM

Fantastic group, you've got to love all the insignia intact and a first pattern JJ to boot! Thanks for showing.

 

Thanks bud!

Jim
 



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 03:52 PM

Great Great grouping. Congratulations.



#14 riflegreen297

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 06:07 PM

Fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

#15 zad82nd

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 06:53 PM

You bet brother!

Jim

#16 KurtA

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 05:41 AM

Nice to see such a grouping that is no doubt, "real."  Great stuff there!



#17 zad82nd

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 06:01 AM

Kurt,

Thank You!!

Jim

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 09:09 AM

It is not much and you may already have this information but I found this on CSM Calvin Morse:

 

Nationwide Gravesite Locator

Nationwide Gravesite Locator » Search Results

 

MORSE, CALVIN A 

 

CSM   US ARMY

 

WORLD WAR II, KOREA, VIETNAM

 

DATE OF BIRTH: 04/26/1927

 

DATE OF DEATH: 10/30/2008

 

BURIED AT: SECTION H  SITE 1089

 

FORT BENNING POST CEMETERY

 

TRANSPORTATION OFFICER FORT BENNING, GA 31905

 

(706) 545-5943

 

His obituary is on the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer but it is a pay site and I don't have access.  His wife is named Earsene Morse and his son is identified as Colonel John H. Morse.  

 

 

 

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 09:47 AM

Thank you, yes I did find this bit of info. But thats it so far. The grouping came directly from his widow before she passed away. She took it to a great shop in Columbus Georgia, right next to Ft. Benning, Columbus Armory, David Brady is the owner operator.
David is an exemplary guy with years of experience and knowledge. Ive been privileged to know him as a friend for 20 years.

Thank you for the information!!

Jim

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 12:00 PM

SGM Calvin Morse's DD 214 from 1946.

Interesting information. I'm open for any relevant comments or observations.

 

Thanks

 

James

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 12:42 PM

Different guy...?

 

If you believe his DD-214 and his birthdate on the headstone, he enlisted when he was 12 years old, LOL..

 

If its the same guy, something got crossed up somewhere....


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#22 zad82nd

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 12:55 PM

Indeed, a bit of conflicting information.

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 05:08 PM

He is on the 2d Ranger Co. roster for Korea.  His enlistment (reenlistment in 1946 as a Corporal) record shows 1920 birth year.  I do not see a Morse that received the DSC.  I suspect the gravestone may not be correct for some reason?

 

A very nice group with an excellent showcase in career progression from SFC up to Sgt Maj on those green uniforms.  The 2d Company connection makes it a real gem.

 

Rob



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Posted 14 December 2018 - 06:06 PM

Rob,

Do you have a copy of the 2nd Ranger Co roster you could send me? Ive looked for the Korean War Ranger Companies website but its been taken down for some reason.
Thank You!!
James

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 07:16 PM

What makes you think he was in an AA unit in WW2?

 

He has 2 combat jump stars. WW2?

 

But his discharge says nothing about being jump qualified.

 

Could he have been 82nd A/B




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