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#151 Chap15

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 09:41 AM

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Nice kit and great clean up Bob! Although I'm curious as to why the family would have blocked out Captain Murray's name?

I do not know for sure. I can only assume that they did not want anyone militaria nuts come around their house.
Here is the link of some before and after shots of the kit.
http://www.usmilitar...showtopic=35981

The kit also came with this Air Force Chaplaiin scarf with the original box.
Chaplain Murray was with the Army Air Coprs, then with the Air Force.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 02:34 PM

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Here is a War Dept film from WWII.
The movie is For God and Country staring Ronald Reagan.
The movie was first a training film, then it was shown in the theaters.
It's a great movie.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 02:36 PM

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Reagan played the role of a priest.
In the movie he turns down a Colt .45 because he is a chaplain.
That is some good acting. :lol:

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 05:54 PM

Somewhere in Vietnam.

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 07:03 PM

One of my WWI uniforms.
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 07:04 PM

The patch
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Posted 02 April 2009 - 06:33 AM

Amazing collection i really enjoyed seeing it http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 02:26 PM

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This was made during the early 1960s. The Chief of Chaplains at that time, Chaplain Charlie Brown (yes that's right) wanted every chaplain to wear this on their civilian blue jacket, much like the ivy schools. Brown had the govt make them, but then found out it was illegal. Chaplains from that time period would call these the Charlie Brown button.
BTW, Brown was one of two chaplains to go from COL to MG.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 02:30 PM

Here is Charlie Brown. He has a glass eye.
He was not very nice.
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Posted 04 April 2009 - 02:32 PM

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Notice the riding crop.
He also liked the ladies.

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 10:21 AM

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An ID liner.

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 10:26 AM

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Everything back in the day was stamped US.
To include these candle stuffers

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 10:27 AM

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The US

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 10:32 AM

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Even offering plates were stamped US.
Yes, I am passing the plate. :lol:

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 10:38 AM

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The plate with a WWII candelalbra.

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 10:39 AM

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Even the candelalbra was stamped US.

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 09:20 AM

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WWII Brass Cross, candlesticks and vases. Also marked US.

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 09:21 AM

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The army went to chrome in the 1960s.

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 09:24 AM

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Here are two kits, one is maroon and the other is blue.
They both have metal cases.
The Air Force used the blue, and the army used the maroon (although a few Army Chaplains used the maroon).
Yet, both are marked US.
The metal kits were used after Korea and were replaced by the nylon Vietnam era kit. Although they can still be found today.

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 09:29 AM

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WWII Gold plated Bible.
An expensive shield of faith. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/think.gif

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 09:33 AM

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A continuation of Chaplain Pope's collection (post 15).
Here is his uniform when he was in the AF.
Also, a very salty AF chaplain's flag.

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 09:38 AM

In the Pope collection, there was a bottle of WWII communion wine.
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Posted 10 April 2009 - 09:43 AM

I really keep enjoying your Chaplain collection !
I got a war-time photograph of a jeep with a chaplain of the 26th Infantry Division in my collection. :)
You don't have any Chaplain items related to the 26th Infantry Division would you? If so please show them !
Thanks,
Silvano

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 09:47 AM

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CH Pope also had a marriage and baptism certificate book. This was required for all chaplains and the book was provided by the War Dept.
His name is there as are the people he married and baptized.

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 03:47 PM

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On the theme of paper.
Here is the original draft of the first chaplain's field manual (draft, 1925). There are hand written comments from the AG and a cover memo from the AG with additional comments.
I removed the metal and placed the document in a acid free folder.


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