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  1. I have a couple pairs of tags with this style of stamping as well. One set is to a first Cav WWII vet, the other was a medic in the PTO.
  2. Did a quick check on ancestry and it was indeed LST 496
  3. Unfortunately the article was clipped short when I posted it, but you still get the meat and potatoes of it.
  4. Allan, its quite possible this man and your grandfather crossed paths at some point during the war. He was with Battery D of the 17th Field Artillery.
  5. You can either post his name here or PM it to me and I’d be happy to research him for you.
  6. Very nice! I’m a Connecticut guy as well. You can always stop by my place and maybe leave it here
  7. I agree, Paul. Here is a high school photo of him
  8. Corporal Howard H. Hominick served as a light weapons infantryman with Company C, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division and arrived in Vietnam in January 1968. On April 27th, 1968, CPL Hominick was present at the battle of Chu Moor and was killed in action after suffering multiple fragmentation wounds from a land mine. He was only 19 years old, and had been in the Army less than a year. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal.
  9. These were issued to all Army service members. I have two or three in the collection now. I’m sure the other branches had something similar but I’ve never seen any other than Army.
  10. It is very high quality, I love it!
  11. I would suggest the Elephants Trunk flea market in New Milford. It runs from the end of March until (I think) November or December. It’s massive and there’s usually a ton of militaria. And if you don’t find anything, it’s a great way to spend the day as there are numerous food trucks vendors with a lot of other neat odds and ends. I go several times a year.
  12. Thanks! Unfortunately theres no backstory to it, I used it as a filler for that display shelf. Its a front seam stainless rim fixed bail. The liner is added to it, but is a very nice, salty and complete Westinghouse.
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