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#1 Eric Queen

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 05:14 PM

Original Ranger portraits are quite hard to find IMO but the 6th is probably the hardest. A friend of mine found this for me in an Antique shop in VA last weekend. 

 

No luck identifying him so far. He signed the photo as "Buddy

 

Photo was most likely taken in Japan during the occupation. Japanese hand written on the reverse looks like ン which phonetically spells out "TUPON". It is written in Katakana which is used to spell out foreign words so it could be a last name but who knows. I looked at the name list of those who participated in the Cabanatuan raid but nothing similar to this on it. 

 

He seems to be wearing the Philippine Liberation ribbon. 

 

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 05:15 PM

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 05:16 PM

This came with it. The girlfriend Rosemary. 

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 05:17 PM

Thanks for posting! Scroll sort of looks theatre made. Billion border?

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 05:17 PM

Question. Does anyone know if the 6th Ranger Bn. produced a unit history like these? Thanks. 

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 05:19 PM

Thanks for posting! Scroll sort of looks theatre made. Billion border?

 

Hard to say Steve. Might just be the white gauze backing sticking out. 



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Posted 09 November 2019 - 05:45 PM

Another rare portrait, Eric, you are the king...

 

Does the crate say USCG on it, that Rosemary is sitting upon?



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Posted 09 November 2019 - 05:52 PM

It would seem to. Not sure what it stands for. Doubt it would be US Coast Guard. 



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Posted 09 November 2019 - 08:19 PM

I think it’s the box for her skates.

She used it like a scrapbook.

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 04:53 AM

Eric agree with Brig you find some amazingly rare images! This little group is wonderful!

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Posted 21 November 2019 - 10:40 PM

There was an unofficial Unit History that was made. The patch looks like a typical US made flash.




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