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ZeroAlpha

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  1. Ohhhh yeah! Makes me think of the McPeak era. Thank God I got out before they made us buy the airline pilot class A's.
  2. The stamps, buttons and stitching would have fooled me. Sometimes hard to tell from colors on monitor.
  3. Thank you for posting that! I had some more information on him, but I'm still looking for the documents.
  4. The 109th belonged to the Bloody Bucket: The 28th Infantry Division, which was torn up in the Hurtgen Forest.
  5. It was a complete grouping, from burial flag, notification letters, purple heart in original shipping box, and some photos.
  6. I've had this for almost a year, but have not been active on the forum lately because of work demands. I rediscovered it the other day not long after I had been reconnecting to the forum, and thought this was too cool not to share. My brother and I have a consignment store in SC that specializes in hunting, fishing and outdoor sports, but also have a selection of antiques, collectibles, and military surplus / collectibles. One day a couple came by wanting to sell some things they had inherited that didn't mean too much to them, but they were hoping they'd find a home with someone who appreciat
  7. I think a son or grandson painted the Odell names on the inside of the helmets. When I first saw the name and "WWI", I thought it was cheesy, until I saw the son's name in the second helmet.
  8. Mine is part of a father / son pair. It belonged to a Cpl. Robert E. Odell, 5th Marine Regimental Clerk
  9. Here's the inside of the father's helmet. I'm pretty sure the names were added some time later. Corporal Robert E. Odell was a clerk with 5th Marine Regimental Headquarters, according to the appendix of "The 5th Marine Regiment Devil Dogs in World War I: A History and Roster" by Michael A. Eggleston.
  10. I recently acquired a father / son set of helmets, and the son's unit was 28 ID. The father was in the 5th Regiment USMC attached to the 2nd ID during WWI, and I found his name in a book by Michael Eggeston. I can't find the son's name anywhere. I'll attach a couple of photos of this set. If anyone can help with finding the son's name within the 28th Division, I'd be most grateful.
  11. Thanks! It's not really what I specialize in, but I couldn't stand to see a father/son set get broken up. I've had a hard time searching the son's records (although it's interesting to note that his unit; G Co., 109th Infantry, 28th ID was the company that Pvt Eddie Slovik was assigned to serve with before he was executed). I have, however found record of the father in the 5th Marines: Robert E. Odell was a corporal and clerk in regimental HQ, 5th Marine Regiment.
  12. I was going to pick up one of these at an Army Navy store that was going out of business after many years. When I was trying to decide which one I wanted, I noticed the names inside. I don't think the people at the store realized they had a father and son set. These were both in the display window of the store.
  13. I was going to pick up one of these at an Army Navy store that was going out of business after many years. When I was trying to decide which one I wanted, I noticed the names inside. I don't think the people at the store realized they had a father and son set. These were both in the display window of the store.
  14. At the risk of going off topic, here's a close-up of the brass that matches the patch:
  15. Don't know about where the jungle expert patch was made. Most of these patches were acquired by my father back in the 60's and 70's when I was a child. He was in the 537th Military Police Company, and patrolled the German autobahn between Mannheim and Heidelberg in the early 1960's, so I have the Highway Patrol patch, DUI's and a hand painted steel clipboard with that design. I think the US Army Highway Patrol was officially dissolved a couple of years earlier, but it's possible that the MP Co. members retained the insignia. I even have / had a tiny satin jacket with that emblem on the back s
  16. My Dad was in Korea late 50's, and that's about when he transitioned from Infantry to MP. This might be his, but I'll have to research some of his old photos:
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