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Ron C.

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    West Virginia
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    No longer an active collector. Started collecting U.S. military, mostly patches, in April 1946, but got more German stuff because the G.I.s wouldn't part with their stuff.....but would the German stuff.
  1. I wouldn't mind, except for one thing, those who know some about me and those who know me a lot all know I had a stroke and memory loss. I cannot remember her name anymore; however, that is not the end because she also gave me her original unpublished manuscript for a book she wrote on the Clubmobiles in WW2. It has her name and etc. and it is her story; however, I have been undergoing work on my room and house etc. for over 4 years now with various workmen, who have moved things, packed and re-packed stuff, and put it who knows where. Many things have disappeared. I don't know where it is
  2. I would say Junior copied that from people like Albert King and Lightnin' Slim........Bad Luck Blues..........
  3. Maybe not so lucky........he tore up my wife's truck, and messed up my Explorer getting paint all over it, and tore the rear bumper off it.......and never offered to fix any of them. He left the job unfinished and I had to hire other people, and he also borrowed $1500 and a guitar from me.........never has paid a dime and no guitar (also several other things), and he is no relation to me. He just called me "uncle".......and I still have to redo some of the things he did. Lucky?..........if you think so.
  4. I have.......in 2009 I posted this on the WAF. http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=341622 I even posted it on this forum, but not many have looked at it on this forum. Many of my photos were also used in the French Military magazine article on Paul Huff. I have heard of the 509th, and the 1st paratrooper to be awarded the CMOH, Paul Bert Huff. Ron
  5. This is the whole display, brightened up a bit with PhotoShop, since the paper is actually yellowed a bit more with age. [/url]">http://
  6. Before I only showed you the patch, which is a part of an old display I did. I was given the patch years ago by a former teacher of mine from my hometown, Frank Jarrett. I used to play with his dogs, Mike and Fritz, when I was younger. His dogs are long dead many years ago, and he is also now. He had two of these patches and gave me one. The other one was still on his uniform right above the 5th Army patch. I do not know what happened to it after his death, and his wife, also another of my teachers, is gone now too. Here is another part of the display, exactly as told to me by Mr. Ja
  7. Thanks to all who have commented; however, to respond to a few. I am not in business, and haven't been since the late 70s............and don't want to be back in business under any circumstances.......I got fed up with collecting and other "collector/dealer" comments and etc.. I started collecting in April of 1946, so, if I hadn't quit actively collecting in the late 70s, I would have been doing it now for 68 years. I got the vast majority of all of my things from vets or their families (most actually given to me). I went to the shows to sell.........not buy........my extra stuff. I rarel
  8. Thanks guys. I was always fascinated with his knife. He made it out of his U.S. Navy knife. He took some aluminium from a Japanese airplane, plexiglass from somewhere, and some colored spoons he picked up somewhere. He had it razor sharp. It was used a lot, and I don't think it has been sharpened since he came back in 1946. The blade has a few nicks, but it is still sharp enough that I wouldn't want to be on the business end of it. When I was a young and very stupid boy into everything, I snook it out one time when we went back on the hill to play army. We got bored.......did you ev
  9. Thanks Jack......or should I say LTC.....unless I am mistaken. Last time I had contact was when I sent some photos for this in the mid-70s. [/url]">http:// Ron
  10. Thanks Danny. I like Airborne things and as a young 17 year old was in HQ & Co. A, 801st ABN Maint. Bn. at FT Campbell, KY, in 1957. I have more Airborne things but have not photographed or displayed them all yet. Ron [/url]">http://
  11. My father came home in April of 1946, and I started collecting military things then in a small way. These are the things I started with then. My father was a Seabee. Ron This is him, and in the other photo he is the largest one on the right. [/url]">http:// [/url]">http:// I also have the ring he is wearing in this photo. [/url]">http:// His Navy knife which he customized and carried in the Pacific. [/url]">http:// [/url]">http:// I also have his uniform and a few other things. Ron The son of a Seabee
  12. Some older wing backgrounds. [/url]">http:// Some other wings and backgrounds. [/url]">http:// More. [/url]">http://
  13. More. [/url]">http:// [/url]">http:// [/url]">http:// [/url]">http:// [/url]">http://
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  15. Here are some misc. Airborne patches. Ron [/url]">http:// [/url]">http://
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