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  1. Wow Ray its amazing how fast time fly's by it seems like you made this post yesterday, Happy 80th Bday I always enjoyed your posts my friend..
  2. Hey Ray any new additions to your collection lately?
  3. If you guys want to read a great book with true accounts from Marine Raiders through the entire PTO this is the book for you ,I have been reading this book for about a month and let me tell you the things that the Marine's did and saw were amazing ,I never knew the Army had a total dislike for the Marines then and were excluded from many things like food and water . Here is the link for the book I think James is still alive I have not gotten an e-mail from him in a bit but he does autograph every book he sells at no charge Here is his e-mail also jgleaso1@tampabay.rr.com http://www.usmarineraiders.org/bookrealbloodrealguts.htm A little Bio about him JAMES GLEASON Served as a Corpsman with the First Marine Raider Regiment, he is believed to have been the youngest Raider Corpsman to see combat, at the age of 17. Later in WW II he served on independent duty aboard a Navy Destroyer and a Navy Mine sweeper in the Pacific Theater of War. He was recalled to active duty to serve with a Marine Air Group during the Korean War. He retired in 1992; following a career as Director of Resort Development for 3 multi-national firms, as an owner of a book store in Williamsburg, VA and a teacher at the College of William and Mary. Mr. Gleason is Director Emeriti of the Friends of the Swem Library, College of William and Mary, and has served as a Director of the American Resort and Development Association, Vice President, Secy and Director of the Marine Raider Association and as a Board Member of 7 other corporations. As a military historian he has written stories for the Marine Corps League Magazine and the Raider Patch.
  4. Hey Ray age is just a number and remember that 70 is still young
  5. Another legend has passed this past Tuesday at the age of 82 . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Martino
  6. Wow these years go by so fast , thanks for the info guys
  7. 4starchris, I have not been on the forums for a while but you always leave me in a loss for words :thumbsup: when I do come around
  8. Beautiful Sword Ray, I never really had much interest in swords till I saw a video on how deadly they are if you are experienced in the proper use and technique on sword handling .I will tell you this I WOULD not want to get hit by one of these saber's. Here is that video I was talking about
  9. They are not illegal to own and I think that Norinco did have a production run of ones that can not slam fire .
  10. Matt , Its a real fun gun to shoot you will have a blast
  11. Wow I am in shock ! Rest in Peace Gary
  12. Take a look at this one I see a white shell or maybe it's just my eyes ORIGINAL WWII USMC HELMET 260213123032
  13. If it only had the rocket launcher on it
  14. Crap our Government can so it is possible
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