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#1 ABrangerjoe

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 06:01 AM

Hey everyone, I'm sure most of you out there have got some signed books- let's see them! And also if you don't mind, tell us how you got it. I've only got a few and will post them shortly

Thanks! -Joe

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 07:31 AM

The last one, signed by US veterans, I bought last week in Normandy...

"Tonight we die as men", signed by Bill Galbraith, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division and Manny Barrios 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division. Two fantastic lads! :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 08:21 AM

Here is my book with one page full of autographs.
Many are from Normandy vacations, some from the battle of the bulge anniversaries.
The 1st inf div is from the museum in France.

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#4 ABrangerjoe

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 08:42 AM

Whoa! those are great! Anyone else have something to share? :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 08:47 AM

Also i got one from Richard Winters, but i got that framed .

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 08:50 AM

Also i got one from Richard Winters, but i got that framed .


No way! that's great I've always wanted to get my copy of Band of Brothers signed by him, but he won't accept or sign any more unless you're a close friend, too bad I'm not. But that is awesome ;)

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 09:15 AM

Here are a few of mine, my favorite is John McCain's book, my freshman year of HS (back when everyone was still running) out of every candidate I picked John McCain and wrote him often. I was the only student to get a response and a signed book! Next is the book by Michael Hirsh, None Braver. Moment of Truth in Iraq by Michael Yon, Out of the Depths by David and Edgar Harrell. And The Beast Was Out There by Gen. Shelton, and Pearl Harbor by Allan Seiden which was signed by Pearl Harbor survivors on a trip to Hawaii a few years ago.

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 09:16 AM

And Pearl harbor

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 10:20 AM

I am a great fan of signed books, especially if I get the author to sign it myself. Below are a couple of my signed books.

1. US Marine Corps Uniforms 1912-1940 (Jim Moran)
Jim Moran's second book on USMC uniforms (softcover). I bought this at the War & Peace Show in Beltring. The book was already signed by the author.

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 10:25 AM

2. US Marine Corps Uniforms & Equipment in World War 2 (Jim Moran)
Jim Moran's first book on USMC uniforms (hardcover). I bought this book at the War & Peace Show in Beltring from the author himself. Jim was attending the show with his wife and their daughter Tara.

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 10:31 AM

3. Moon Dash Warrior (Delano Cummings)
This is a book of a native American who served as a Marine in the Vietnam War. I bought this book from the author who was selling them at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC.

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 10:45 AM

4. Jihad! (Tom Carew)

This is a story in itself. This book was published in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks by a guy who called himself Tom Carew. In this autobiographic book he describes his adventures as a member of the British SAS with the mujehadeen during the Afghan-Russian war in the 1980's. He even appeared on the BBC to talk about his book. Later it turned out that he never served with the SAS. (see http://www.guardian....oks.september11).

I knew the author in person (also under an alias) years before he wrote this book. As you can see, he signed with both "Tom Carew" and "Phil", the latter being the first name I used to know him by.

Unfortunately "Tom Carew" was found dead earlier this year.

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 02:02 PM

I returned a Bronze Star to a nephew, and he sent me this book. I can only assume it is a real autograph. He found it at a used book store and didn't notice the autograph until he got home. I know Bradley's autographs started to look like this during his last days.

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 02:07 PM

I consider this one priceless. My buddy in the UK gave me this book, which was his Uncle's. His uncle is Sid Blackmore who I met years ago and just saw him on the Secret History episode about Arnhem. He was a British Paratrooper in the 2nd Battalion at the bridge. This book features over 20 autographs of paratroopers who were there. It was signed at a reunion many years ago. Needless to say,it is one of my prized possesions.

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 02:34 PM

"The Man Who Flew the Memphis Belle" signed by Col. Robert Morgan at the air show at Andrews Air Force Base back in 2003 may he RIP.
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Posted 15 June 2009 - 03:22 PM

Great books everyone! This one has to be one of my favorites. Overall there are 70+ E/506th signatures in it.

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 05:17 PM

Great thread! Keep 'em coming!

Many years ago, I contacted a few well known WWII vets and asked for their autograph. Here is one of the better known vets that I contacted, General James M. Gavin.

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 10:03 PM

I don't have pictures of them at the moment, but I have Norman Schwarzkopf's It Doesn't Take a Hero and one of Richard Marcinko's Rogue Warrior books autographed. They were both incredibly nice, down-to-Earth people, and these books are two of my most valued possessions.

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 05:15 AM

Wow those are some great ones! And yes please keep them coming! :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 09:53 AM

Collecting autographs from vets, was one of my favorites activities 30+ years ago
I attended many 101st and 82nd reunions, here in Belgium, in holland and in France.

Several vets have signed my books twice, at an interval of 15 to 20 years.
I have also acquired WWI Divisionnal histories with dramatic signatures and annotations.
Please, have a look ang give ly your impressions.
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Posted 16 June 2009 - 10:10 AM

Two pathfinder who jumped on Bastogne with Beacons AN PPNI
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Posted 16 June 2009 - 10:11 AM

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 10:14 AM

"Cabbadge patch" Purple hart Lane Carentan
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Posted 16 June 2009 - 10:17 AM

Joe Mann, KIA , Holland, BEST, September 1944
Signed by his two brothers
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Posted 16 June 2009 - 10:23 AM

Kelly Strumpetz 907th signed twice
the first time in 1974the second time in 1994

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