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    Uniforms, medals, etc. from the men and women of the great state of Indiana. Especially interested in Spanish-American War, but willing to look at all eras!

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  1. This has been a great thread to follow! Thanks to all who a have contributed.
  2. Great group, I'm looking forward to seeing how the coat looks after it is cleaned and restored.
  3. Very nice find! FOLD3 shows him serving with the 110th Infantry, 28th Division..
  4. Very nice! Would you post photos of the interior of the 5 button? I would like to see the variations that you described.
  5. Thanks everyone for your kind words! Looking through files on my computer, I did find one more of interest. It is a photo of Kernan's Squadron aboard the Kitty Hawk.
  6. For a starting point, I found a Geoffrey W. Towne who graduated form the Air Force Academy during the 1960s. I'll see what else I can find.
  7. Company Q appears in the song “Regular Army O”. I agree with the collector who said it was for misfits or those who needed additional training. By the way this lyric is song in John Wayne’s movie Fort Apache. “There was Sergeant John McCaffery and Captain Donahue Oh they made us march and toe the mark in gallant company Q Well the drums would roll upon me soul this is the style we go Forty miles a day on beans and hay in the Regular Army O” While there may have been an actual “Company Q”, if this was a UCV cap, the vet may have just been having some fun.
  8. Very nice markings! Is his first name written in the helmet?
  9. I believe it is a Masonic Knights Templar Preceptor breast badge.
  10. This has been the year for band photos for me! This one photo of the First Indiana Infantry Regimental Band came out of a restaurant in Northeastern Indiana.
  11. I found this guide on eBay from seller "IBuyPostcards" and thought it could be of interest here. If it has been posted here before, my apologies. Identifying the Age of Postcards The dating of the postcard for years or eras of issue can be accurately determined if the card is studied for identity points. Research has already been done by earlier historians and guidelines have been put into place. There were seven eras for the postcard industry and each one has distinguishing points to help establish its respective identity. The following helps determine the era of the card
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