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  1. I've heard a similar story from a former Submariner. Only he related it as that a sprinkler head had broken somewhere and an unknown room had flooded messing with the ship's balance. That is when they found the room that was completely sealed also with brand new machining equipment.

  2. I haven't posted any of my WW1 uniforms in a while so I thought I'd share my second favorite US WW1 uniform with you.


    This is the uniform of Captain Robert S Cain of the 111th Infantry. His Citation reads:


    The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Captain (Infantry) Robert S. Cain, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F., in the Bois-de-Chateau-Diable, west of Fismette, August 11 - 12, 1918. Armed with a Chauchat rifle, Captain Cain personally led the advance elements of the line, driving the enemy before him and clearing the above forest south of the railroad and north of the Vesle River, along the Reims-Rouen road. By personally exposing himself on the railroad, he maintained liaison at great personal risk. In all of this, he displayed sterling qualities of leadership and fearlessness beyond that required to perform the duties of his office.

    General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 37 (1919)

    Action Date: August 11 - 12, 1918

    Service: Army

    Rank: Captain

    Regiment: 111th Infantry Regiment

    Division: 28th Division, American Expeditionary Forces



    Not much I can add to this man's description. His uniform is in wonderful shape and came with the jacket, Sam Brown belt, breeches, belt and his medals.



  3. I'm not normally a dog tag collector but I do like anything PA related and early. I picked this up almost a year ago at a vehicle swap meet for $15.


    Named to a PVT Joseph Sanders of Troop K 1st PA Cav. I haven't done any research on this soldier but the unit designation puts it around the time frame of the Mexican Border Expedition.


  4. You really have about three choices for that time frame. First would be the M7 with M8A1 Scabbard, then the M7 in the M10 Scabbard and finally the M9 Bayonet.




  5. This weekend July 9th and 10th The Borough of Berwick’s Stuart Tank Committee is having the first Weekend at Stuie's. The committee was formed to bring a Stuart light tank back to the city. During WW2 The American Car and Foundry Company of Berwick, PA produced 15,224 Stuart tanks. There will be a vendors area, I will be there.







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