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  1. Welcome Flatlander! If you ever get to the Northern Chicago suburb of Milwaukee stop by our shop!
  2. Welcome! Good luck on your MA- way to go!
  3. Nice piece and hard to find on the loose.
  4. From what my guy could find- most of the guys on the discharge flag were from the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. There were guys from several different eras, and the flag may have come from a VFW post there that actually recently burned down. I'll send you the info that he found. (PM me with your address)
  5. I have some info on the 1st one- I'll post what I know tomorrow night (I left all the info at the shop - D'oh!)
  6. Great swords, I just wanted to add an interesting story- A friend of mine picked up a sword that a US veteran had brought back after WWII from Germany, he had gotten into one of those sword making companies and took the fanciest one he could find. Turns our it was a presentation 1902 pattern sword for US Army Officers, that was originally destined for the US market, but then the war happened and it stayed in the factory until it was "liberated" and brought back as a "German" souvenir!
  7. Welcome! This is a great place to talk helmets and some really great collections here!
  8. Break that glass ceiling at Mach 2! https://www.yahoo.com/gma/madeline-swegle-makes-history-us-navys-1st-black-034554026--abc-news-topstories.html
  9. Great Job - who ever she may be! https://www.businessinsider.com/a-soldier-just-became-the-us-armys-first-female-green-beret-2020-7 A female soldier became the US Army's first female Green Beret on Thursday. The National Guard soldier graduated, earned her Special Forces Tab, and earned her Green Beret Thursday at a ceremony at Fort Bragg, North Carolina celebrating her and her classmates completion of Special Forces training. US Army Special Operations Command is withholding identifying information about the woman due to mission security demands for special operations troops.
  10. This is more of question about the real ones- did Marines get them? Every photo I have seen of them in use was an Army unit.
  11. As with doing it slower, I would also keep the camera stationary and rotate the helmet. The "interactive" bit used to be done with Flash, but I am not sure that it is a viable software anymore. Adobe's Fireworks may be able to do something similar.
  12. They went to the guard marked ones later in the war (44/45) as the thought was that stamping the blade damaged the steel (although I have never seen a broken one) The flaming bomb is the dept of Ordnance proof acceptance mark. I have seen that type of scabbard before as well, but it is not the one that is usually found with them. I am sure some of m3 collecting guys will jump in on this and let us know what is what.
  13. Nice selection, I like the stands too!
  14. Gold were used pre-1943 I believe. But maybe post it for the wing guys to answer.
  15. We always refereed to the quilless dress bayonets as "Pioneer" (Engineer) but that may be a collectorism, as the felt plug should be black. Great score!
  16. Thanks for posting Joe- With all of my woman's groups and things I don't remember ever seeing a discharge! Very cool. Looking forward to seeing more of your collection!
  17. Nice looking helmet rig!
  18. On this day 15 May 1942 , the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) was formed, and on July 1st 1943 converted to an active duty status unit in the Army of the United States as the Women's Army Corps (WAC). This was was the women's branch of the United States Army. Its first director was Oveta Culp Hobby, a prominent woman in Texas society. The WAC was disbanded in 1978, and all units were integrated with male units. Remember these brave women! An un-named WAC group in my own collection (Thanks to Sgt.Durango)
  19. Two from Wisconsin-
  20. The collars have US's with 2 different regimental numbers- 17 and 6. It's an odd blue/periwinkle. (I was hoping MG!)?
  21. I went through the 2nd ID charts but I am not sure on the color / unit. Any ideas? Thanks!
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