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#1 toitoine66

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 02:25 AM

Hello everybody

 

As mentioned in the title I 'm come from France. 

 

I m interssed by a lot of subject like WW1, WW2, 1st Vietnam war, the US vietnam war and also the french Algerian war.... 

I started the military collection at 10 yo, now I m 28 yo and I still collect the uniforms 

 

Also my great father was an american Soldier who came during the WW2:  John Peter Sileikis he enlisted in 1942 at Chicago. I 'm also here to find more information about him.

 

Hope to meet you again in this sweet forum and sorry by advance for my poor english  :excl:

 

A.S.


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#2 MAW

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 05:01 AM

Your English is fine! Don't worry about that at all.

Welcome to the forum!

#3 TexRdnec

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 05:06 AM

howdy, welcome aboard

And don't worry, your English is perfectly understandable and a hell of a lot better than my French!

#4 aznation

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 07:25 AM

Hello, and welcome to the forum.  Glad to have you.

 

Found a couple of things on John Peter Sileikis.

 

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#5 aznation

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 07:25 AM

Source:  Fold3

WWII Draft Registration

 

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#6 aznation

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 10:24 AM

toitoine66 sent me some pictures of John P. Sileikis and his dog tag via PM and said he didn't mind me posting them for him, so here they are.

 

Thank you so much for your relatives service!

 

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#7 RustyCanteen

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 12:01 PM

Welcome aboard

#8 mikie

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 04:30 PM

howdy, welcome aboard

And don't worry, your English is perfectly understandable and a hell of a lot better than my French!

And a lot better than more than a few America born folks.
Welcome!

Edited by mikie, 01 September 2019 - 04:30 PM.


#9 toitoine66

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 11:05 AM

Thanks you guys for your welcoming it's very apreciated. And thanks to Aznation for his work about my great father  that was really sweet 

 

A.S.



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Posted 02 September 2019 - 04:51 PM

Welcome Frenchie...

Here is where your Grandpa lived back in the day. Cannot say what floor.

 

417 E 62nd street, Chicago, Illinois.

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 04:53 PM

And here is where he worked. Now the Hilton Hotel.

 

725 South Wabash, Chicago

 

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#12 toitoine66

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 03:57 AM

Holy cow... I never notice the Stevens Hotel was the bigest Hotel in the world in the 30's... wow thanks a lot for thoses informations... 

 

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I will start a post about the war story of my grand ma and my grand pa in WWII France 


Edited by toitoine66, 03 September 2019 - 03:58 AM.



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