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    Retired Construction Inspector, Husband, Father, & Grandfather - Collecting Marine Corps 1865 to 1954 and Massachusetts Militia / National Guard 1898 to 1950 - OMSA #4085 TMCA#1086

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  1. I went to a local show in Orlando about 3 years ago and ran into a dealer friend that I had known for 30 years and he had a small Marine Corps Group on his table at a reasonable price - when I looked at the reverse of the Good Conduct Medal it was engraved to "LeRoy Ferguson" - For years I used to listen to my Father's Sea Stories when he was in the Marine Corps in the early 1950's and he used to mention a M/Sgt Ferguson who took a Fatherly interest in my then 18 year old Father - I quickly checked the Marine Corps Muster Rolls on Ancestry and confirmed that LeRoy Ferguson was the same guy - I bought the medals and later that day I stopped by my parents house and my Father ad an opportunity to hold M/Sgt Fergusons medals before he (my Dad) passed away in 2017. Bill
  2. Tough to find unit info on a WIA without contacting St. Louis - I have gotten lucky 1 out of 10 to find something online That is why I usually steer clear of WIA PH's Good Luck Bill
  3. Funny you should talk about Animal Kingdom - In 2000 I was a Junior Construction Project Manager doing post opening projects at DAK - One of mine was the conversion of a 1968 US Army Water Trailer to a Themed Drinking Fountain at the Entrance to the Safari Ride - The Props were bought by "Artists" from Walt Disney Imagineering - A lot of it came from California - In those days Field Gear could be bought pretty cheaply but I thought that it was overdone with props - Memories!! Bill
  4. You may want to get rid of the foam backing as it will leave residue/stains on your artifacts that they come in contact with. Nice display to preserve Bill
  5. Nice Pair - The NY CSC is often underrated!! Bill
  6. I met Bob at the 1992 OMSA Convention - I tried to strike up conversation but he ignored me - Until Jeff Floyd (OMSA President) during the banquet which commented the 50th Anniversary of the Marines Landing on Guadalcanal asked the all former Marines stand up - I did - later Bob said to me "I didn't know you were a Marine"!! - After that we became good friends both in person and on the forum - I saw him last at the Jacksonville OMSA Convention - That Convention was the last one I attended and a few of the friends I made in OMSA it was the last time I saw them like Mel Mueller, Bob, and others. Enjoy the company of your Friends - It does not last forever RIP Bob Bill
  7. Other websites and Al Gleim's DSC book has him listed as "Marinelli" The website may have a typo Bill
  8. Your inbox is full - I wanted to contact you about additional numbers for this list Thanks Bill
  9. USMCR79

    Bill Wise

    Bill was a Great Guy - Always looked forward to the "Soldiers Trunk" auctions - it was the place for a lot of "Hidden Treasures" RIP Bill
  10. Name:Jack W Johnson Muster Date:Jan 1946 Rank:Sergeant Station:Ordnance Company, Supply And Maintenance Battalion, 7Th Ser Regt, Ser Command, Fmf, Pacific.
  11. Sounds like a very complete group Bill
  12. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/143826194 I think this is your guy Bill
  13. A fine looking group - A great addition to my collection!! Bill
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