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David D

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    -Trucks
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  1. I've been going to the flea market pretty regularly this past summer, mostly for vintage automotive/gas and oil pieces as that is one of my new interests but this pack i found last week definitely gave me the military collecting bug again. I took some advice I got from a local collector who frequents the same flea market as me to get their as early as possible, and I did and caught someone taking this pack out of their van. I asked them about it and they wanted a very fair price for it so I brought it home thinking nothing of it then I posted it on the forums Facebook page on the off chance the name brings something back; and it really did. With the help on some people online I was able to find out this pack was owned by a member of the First Marine Division who was WIA on Guadalcanal in 1942. William F Hagan joined the Marine Corps about a year before the war started and stayed in until 1950. His service during WWII besides Guadalcanal consisted of mostly stateside and rear echelon type duty for the remainder of the war, from what I can tell at least. Hope this is as interesting to you guys as it was for me.
  2. Jackets look good to me, proper aging etc. helmet looks like an ATF repro to me
  3. Hey Ken, Its been a while since ive read this post or been on fr that mater. I gotta say, the 75th anniversary of D-Day looked phenomenal. A yank really appreciates what you guys do over there. Dave
  4. You are correct, Thanks for sharing with me. Really fantastic reminder of the forgotten.
  5. Great post, Thanks for remembering. That collar disc is an incredible find
  6. Thanks for all of the kind and encouraging words. I will be adding more of my collection as time goes on.
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