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    SW Washington State
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    WW2, VN. Anything with historical significance, particularly identified groupings, items which bring history alive!

    Judging by what I've been collecting, I suppose my primary interests are WW2 airborne and special forces (all types, all eras), medals with history... trying to focus!

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  1. Beautiful grouping - thank you for sharing with us.
  2. Yes, I couldn’t find evidence elsewhere of a Chaplain Assistant disk from this time period, and as I cited above, the WW2 US Medical Research Centre web site indicated that one was not worn during WW2. The point of my original post was to find out what everyone else knew.
  3. I got a copy of Scipio’s The Collar Disk Story (that was pricy!), and upon leafing through it I discovered, to my surprise, my Chaplain Assistant collar disk in the section on Type III Collar Disks, Miscellaneous. Number 31 matches my collar disks quite well!
  4. I found some WW2 history on this web site: https://www.med-dept.com/articles/the-chaplain-corps/ (Bold added).
  5. That is the "relatively recent” Chaplain’s Assistant branch insignia I was referring to. Do you know when it was authorized?
  6. Oh, I hadn’t thought about that! 🤔
  7. I haven’t been able to find an example or even description of this one. Obviously not actually Chaplain’s branch insignia as it is not the officer’s version. From what I’ve been able to find, the Chaplain’s assistant branch insignia is relatively recent and that in WW2, they wore the branch insignia correct for their unit instead. 🤷🏻‍♂️
  8. Interesting discussion. This whole area is new to me. Did GI clothing use the tack buttons on OD-107s, or is that one of the give-aways of a commercial piece?
  9. Just ran across this topic. Really super grouping, impressive and heartbreaking for only 5 months into his tour. Is there a way to find up the citations for the Silver Star and the "V" device?
  10. The book appears to be self-published (Publisher: Arlington, MA : J.A. FitzMaurice, 2006), and maybe very few copies ever existed? An unfortunate situation that I've seen before. Maybe a family member knows something.
  11. Incredible find and research - thank you for sharing!
  12. I had my eyes on that one, too, but it got away from me. I'm glad that it went to a good home - congratulations! That is very interesting info about the precedence of NASA ribbons. Thanks for sharing this with us!
  13. Nice find - lots of character. And a beautiful liner for sure!
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