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  1. Yes it would be WWII. Got to admit I got a bit of a lump in my throat when I read that opening page and thought of my Father in law and his twin brother both joining the Navy when they were 17 years old.
  2. Found this in my late Father in laws things today. Didn't think much of it till I opened it up.
  3. Thanks in advance for any info. We are thinking given the age of the giver and when he might have bought it possibly Korea era or Vietnam. But really have no clue.
  4. My son was given this sleeping bag by his future grand father-in-law. He had picked it up years ago at a surplus store and we were trying to figure out the era. It's not worn bad but has seen use. The inner tag was very faded and this was the best I could do on the tag.
  5. My son picked this up today. It looks good to me but what do you think. He paid 15 bucks so how did he do on price.
  6. I always have enjoyed history but never thought about collecting. When my FIL passed away we found all this in the attic and that got me started. We had no idea was up there.
  7. Sorry I didn't get back sooner. The dirty bag is from Milwaukee
  8. Very cool, different world and mindset. My father in law and his twin brother both went in the Navy at 17. My FIL as a SeaBee in the Pacific his twin on an escort carrier in the Atlantic.
  9. Very nice model. Here is a pic my FIL took while on Guam that members here determined to be a Rescue Boat after I posted it assuming it to be a PT boat.
  10. You are correct Alan several weren't claimed. I have checked both my other great great and my wife's were. But thank you for the heads up.
  11. Oh yes! She is also going to talk to my cousin who has my other Great, Great Grandfathers CW discharge papers. I'm currently looking for a small shadow box to put this medal in. In a strange twist we have also discovered that my wife's Great Great Grandfather served in the same company.
  12. sundance, I don't remember exactly but I think he passed away in the early 30's. I have found the 6th Inf Vols were tasked mainly with guarding the railroads in WV, not listed as being in major battles but in several skirmishes with raiders. We also have a copy of my other great, great grandfathers Civil War discharge papers. A cousin has the original, her only son isn't into that kind of history so I'm going to talk to her someday and see about getting it.
  13. Here is the back, and just at an inch.
  14. These with the Eagle and Anchor caught my eye as well. No markings on back.
  15. These and some other buttons were in a "button box" at my Mom's and I'm trying to figure out what is US and what isn't.
  16. Great to know and that makes sense as I had a great uncle that was a Major in the Army Engineers in France.
  17. Thanks Bill. Obviously it's been in the family for years but I didn't know about and while chatting with my Mom today she was like you have been gathering the WW2 stuff from Sue's (my wife) family here's your great, great granddad's medal. Made my day. These probably aren't rare by any streach but for me it's priceless.
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