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Ron C.

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  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 I cannot remember her name anymore; however, that is not the end because she also gave me her original unpublished manuscript for a book she wrote on the Clubmobiles in WW2.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://
  14. More. [/url]">http:// [/url]">http:// [/url]">http:// [/url]">http://
  15. Here are some misc. Airborne patches. Ron [/url]">http:// [/url]">http://
  16. The large one is not really a cap patch, but it is the same style.....probably a patch worn on a civilian jacket or something else, but it is old. I have more these are part of the ones I haven't put in a display yet. Ron [/url]">http://
  17. Thanks.............the old photo is somewhat old and was taken with one of my 35mm cameras long before I went digital, I had to scan it; however, at the time it was taken I had my photography stuff set up with lighting and a tripod with a macro lens, so that is likely why the sheen shows up better. Unfortunately, I don't even remember the lady's name or where the auction was and I wasn't smart enough then to get any information about when and where he served, if he was in combat (however I assume he was since that is a photo of the right shoulder), and even his name. Ron I just che
  18. Another of Rolla's patches from my path album.
  19. Informative........didn't know any of that, thanks. Ron
  20. Thanks to you and doyler. Ron
  21. Thanks to you and the others who here have agreed that it was right to not let it be butchered. While I long ago made that decision totally on my own (in spite of the fact I would like to have had some of the patches as singles to display) without any help, but it is still nice to have people think you did the right thing. Also, there will be no museum getting the stuff ever from me. Too much stuff gets stuck away and never cared for, or it gets "lost" and ends up being sold. In fact some museums sell off things for the money and the donors have no say so in it. I have been approached
  22. Thanks again; however, I could care less about the blazer patches, since I have long known they were not the type patches GIs wore on their uniforms, and I paid nothing for them. I thought that one day I might do up displays of 82nd stuff and use that one at the top to signify 82nd items, and the same with SF........had no idea about the other two though. What I really was interested about in my last reply was the 88th patch.......it doesn't look maroon to me.
  23. Thanks again. I am not sure whether I was told it was Airborne or I just assumed (sometimes dangerous to do) it was because of the chute, but, can you tell me about how old this one might be without the upper motto? Thanks, Ron
  24. Thank you for trying. It seems like the posting of pictures here is so much work that I am thinking about just forgeting it. I have other things to do anyway other than resize photos and answer questions about if I will sell this or that. I have not posted anything here for sale........in fact I don't think I can do that even since I don't have enough posts to qualify for it..........and I may very well just not get enough to qualify. I alreay quit messing with this stuff once, and it really didn't matter about pressure then. Now I have to avoid pressure and stress according to my doctors
  25. I know something about this patch too, and you, I am sorry, are incorrect. It is not a WW1 or shortly after patch. It may well have been made in post war Germany however. I was at an estate auction many years ago, where I got a nice SS dagger, I went up to pay and leave, because there was nothing else in the auction I was interested in at all. The woman asked me if I was interested in any U.S. military things, I said yes. She led me to an outbuilding in which there was a U.S. summer officer's tunic hanging. She said it was her husband's who had passed away, and said they didn't put it in
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