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crotalus358

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    U.S. Medical Corps and Named Western Pennsylvania Medal Groups.

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  1. Just moved and started to unpack, which I thought would be a good time to share one of my favorite groupings. This helmet and sign belonged to Dr. (Capt.) Earl P. W i c k e r h a m, Jr. of Pittsburgh, PA. The Dr. served in the Army in July 1943 through March 1946, with subsequent re-enlistments in 1947 and 1953. During his civilian life, he was a pediatrician here in Pittsburgh. The Dr. passed in 1991. This fixed bail helmet, stenciled with LCI-45 (not sure of the '12' designation), would have been indicative of his time aboard during the Italian Campaign and maybe Dragoon. Since he enl
  2. The only tags in the gloves are the cheesecloth size tags, as seen in the attached. Thanks to all of the views and positive comments. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  3. Thanks for the look and all of the positive comments - I'll repost this in the appropriate forum once I have some time to do some more digging on it. Steve
  4. Really lucky to have picked this grouping up this a.m., which includes the marines untouched fixed bail with second pattern cover, as well as an absolutely loaded time capsule of a footlocker. Initially, this marine enlisted in the Air Corps when he was 16 years of age and was stateside until being discharged in May 1945. At that time, he obtained his high school diploma and immediately enlisted in the Marines, where he served aboard the USS Mitchell until 1948. I haven't even scratched rhe surface with this one, but aside from the gorgeous fixed bail that looks like the last time the lin
  5. Looks to be a nice and poignant example. RIP Corp. Lemanski.
  6. Great chit - first one of it's kind that I've seen. Thanks for sharing and congrats!! Steve
  7. Very nice tribute. RIP PFC Heller.
  8. Very nice tribute. RIP PFC Berry.
  9. Here's the website for the auction listing: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/80301189_killed-in-action-named-medal-grouping-1st-lt-usmc And the photos from the auction listing. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  10. Just saw this the other night on the local news. I'm not educated on VN era engravings so, I can't speak to the group that was auctioned off at Milestone in Ohio. https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2020/01/28/alleged-fake-military-medals-being-sold/amp/
  11. Happy to report that, thanks to Vic (Vicjoy45), Frank (Frank_Smith), and Andy (IKEsaysGO44), Kain's purple heart, purple heart certificate, presidential accolade, and gold star certificate have been successfully reunited. I am humbled to be the caretaker of this poignant, local group! A big thank you to the above members who helped make this reunion possible! Steve Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  12. Not a Kai Gunto - that is in reference to a Japanese Naval Officer's sword. This is a second pattern non-commissioned officer's sword, with the appropriate leather knot (which are tough to find on their own). Nice pick-up, especially with the history attached. Congrats!
  13. Try this: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F293352784193
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