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Hookemhorns88

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    WWII, University of Texas, College Sports, NFL and MLB

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  1. Very nice use of space and diversity. I like the bunker feel. Looks like you can just grab a weapon off of the wall and be ready!
  2. The below Sweetheart Pillow Case is rather boring as it does not feature planes, guns, soldiers, etc. Even the place it is featuring is blandly stamped onto it with an ink blotter. It is from Harmon General Hospital located in Longview, Texas. Construction for the hospital began in May 1942 and opened in November 1942 with 1525 beds in 119 buildings on 156 acres. By the War's end it consisted of 2939 beds located in 157 buildings with a total of 232 barrack-type buildings on site. At the end of the War the complex was no longer needed. This is when Heavy Equipment M
  3. You have some nice looking uniforms there. Looking forward to see how this collection grows.
  4. MasonK, You are correct. I am trying to get named uniforms of each division or other unit that served in the ETO/MTO. Thanks for looking in. I plan on making this a running thread with updates.
  5. Keep checking back. Now that I have done the overall presentation I will continue to add to this thread some details of items that I think may be of interest or what people ask to see more of.
  6. Really nice. I love the focus of the helmets as they all carry the same theme. Another example how a proper display enhances the items. Kudos.
  7. Nice, neat, focused collection that is well displayed. Looks like you have your loves covered; military, hunting and the Texas Longhorns!! Very nice. Hookem!
  8. In memory of the end of the War in the Pacific, and WW2 in general, I present images of an Atom Struck Tile from the Sairenji Temple in Hiroshima. I have had this tile for 20+ years as it was given to me by my great-uncle M/Sgt Johnnie M O B L E Y. Many items in my collection were given to me by him and he is the one that got me started collecting. This tile was presented to people who helped rebuild the Temple after the War. I Googled the Temple name and came across images of other tiles presented as well as an explanation of the tile. I am not sure how many are still in exis
  9. Welcome aboard! What part of Australia are you from? I make my way down there once or twice a year. Usually to NSW (Hunter Valley) or WA. Occasionally I will venture into Queensland. I love the country and the people.
  10. Fantastic collection with a nice diversity of items. Superbly displayed. I really like the way that you have arranged your uniforms vertically. I may have to incorporate that style as well with my collection. Looking forward to seeing how this collection is further displayed. Nice.
  11. In memory of the end of the War in the Pacific, and WW2 in general, I present images of an Atom Struck Tile from the Sairenji Temple in Hiroshima. I have had this tile for 20+ years as it was given to me by my great-uncle M/Sgt Johnnie M O B L E Y. Many items in my collection were given to me by him and he is the one that got me started collecting. Many items can be found in my other thread under Displays. This tile was presented to people who helped rebuild the Temple after the War. I Googled the Temple name and came across images of other tiles presented as well as an explana
  12. I have bought from him several times and have had no issues. I believe that he is a college student so that may have an input as to the delay possibly being distracted with classes, etc.
  13. Since this is a reboot of my topic covering my collection I thought that I would continue to show more details of what I have. To begin with I will give some homage to the person that got me started collecting, 1st Sgt. Johnnie J. M o b l e y. He is my great-uncle that served from 1937 to 1962. He initially went in at Ft. Sam Houston in the 2nd ID on June 4, 1937. Through the years he was also assigned to the 2nd ID, 3rd ID, 5th ID, 85th ID, and the 103rd ID. It was with the 103rd ID, 383rd Medical that he saw combat as a combat medic during WW2. He served in Japan during the Korean War
  14. Anyone pick up anything from this auction? There were a couple of lesser uniforms that I was interested in but time got away from me and I never got around to making a bid.
  15. I cannot seem to find the video link. Can you post a link? Thanks
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