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#1 Skysoldier80

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 08:21 AM



Obviously I am new to the forum, but not new to collecting.  I have been collecting since 2005.  My interest in US military items stems from my Grandfather and Great uncles from WWII.  I have been lucky enough to be passed down everything from all WWII relatives. 


My primary interest with regards to WWII units are with VMB 443 (Grandpa); 82nd ABN (GU Pete); 100th ID; 456th AAA BN (GU Paul); Amphibious support USCG (GU Mac); 47th IN RGT, 9th ID (great friend Jack C.).  My primary units of interest for WWI are 82nd ID and 4th ID.


Additionally, I am very interested and collect all items from the American Civil War that deal with Missouri Guerrillas (although I have only one item from this time, however, I do read a lot about them).


I am mainly a cloth guy and some nice uniforms that were passed down to me from all eras.  I have also gotten into patches recently due tot he friends that I hang around with.  I don't know everything, but I have a pretty decent baseline knowledge- always interested in learning which is why I joined.


Look forward to this great community on this forum that I have heard about.




#2 mikie

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 08:52 AM




#3 Mr.Jerry



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Posted 13 February 2019 - 08:58 AM

Great to have you on board! Nice to have the family connection to the collection too.

#4 Backtheattack

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 03:01 AM

Hello and welcome! Preserving items from the own family and family history is a great thing in a time so much is forgotten.

#5 JasonT

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 07:45 AM

Welcome to the forum! Do you have a connection to the 100th ID as well?

#6 Skysoldier80

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 03:23 PM

Yes I have a connection to the 100th IN Div. My great uncle was a member of Co. G, 398th IN Reg. He was one of 53 members of his company who survived completely envelopment by the 17th WSS Pz.Gren. Div (GvB).

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