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#1 JCBrownABNPFDR

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 05:16 PM

I've been a militaria collector for 50 years.  I've never been able to specialize in one area so my collection covers:

Civil War (very few items), 

Spanish American War (more items than the Civil War but still not a lot),

World War 1 (much larger area because this was what was available when I first started),

World War 2 (same as World War 1)

Viet Nam, my time period (more than the Span-Am period but wasn't of interest to me back then)

 

My families military history:

3X great grandfather was a Texas Ranger in the war with Mexico 

2x great grandfather was in the Army of the Republic of Texas

great grandfather was in Terry's Texas Rangers in the Civil War (Confederate)

father was in the Navy on the U. S. S. CABOT during World War 2 (Light Aircraft Carrier)

 

Me:

Marine Corps 1971-1974 (no Viet Nam service)

Marine Corps Reserve 1974-1976

Texas National Guard 1979-1985

Army Reserve 1985-1990

Army 1990-1991 (activated for Desert Storm - did not go)

 

Airborne 

Pathfinder 

Air Assault 

No combat



#2 abqpropguy

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 05:19 PM

Welcome JCBrown!!!

#3 huey

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 06:28 PM

Welcome,   Thanks for your service,  I did a year in the Texas guard with a CH47 unit, next to dallas  back in1981.  They had a  pathfinder  unit, there also.



#4 JCBrownABNPFDR

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 07:52 PM

That would be my old Army Reserve unit (27th Pathfinders) at the Dallas Naval Air Station.



#5 Hookemhorns88

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 10:01 PM

Welcome aboard!  I am just East of you by about 40 minutes.



#6 Backtheattack

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 11:53 PM

Hello and welcome to the forum!



#7 Lorraineolson

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 01:40 PM

Hello and welcome to the forum, I am a new member myself. Thank you for your service.

#8 Rakkasan187

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 04:30 PM

Welcome from Far West Texas..

 

Thanks for your service to our Nation and State of Texas...

 

Leigh 



#9 hirsca

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 03:59 AM

Welcome from Dallas and thank you for your service.

 

Al



#10 Lee Ragan

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 06:29 AM

Another welcome from West Texas. I too had an ancestor in Terry's Texas Rangers (8th Texas Cavalry). My ancestor was George Daniel Mitchell and he was 5th Sergeant in E Company till late in the war when he was appointed Ensign for the regiment. Also had numerous other ancestors in various state regiments during the War Between the States.

You'r going to like it here. Great guys and ladies and LOTS of good information.




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