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  1. The son in service flag has one Gold Star in the center. If this was a family flag, the veteran lost a brother during the war.
  2. She and her family were from Nashville, TN. They donated land to build a airstrip that was used during WW2 to train cadets. It is called Cornella Fort airport. It is located just east of downtown Nashville, along the Cumberland river. The runway is still there but the airport was closed about 10 years ago following a big flood in Nashville. About 15 years ago, a friend of mine who was a policeman found a whole lot of her family heirlooms tossed into a dumpster at the local police station. Someone apparently cleaned out the Fort family estate and tossed mementoes away. He recovered it all and
  3. I am like everyone else...great story and great relic. Waiting to the the photos of the wrecks, I hope you can find them.
  4. Thanks, I see now that the EM disk came out in 1910, so I know this photo pre-dates that :-)
  5. I have a 15" x 8" group photo of Company D, 1st Artillery Regiment. It has about 97 officers and enlisted-men in the photo. Almost all the them, both officer and enlisted are wearing the same collar brass. I assume it is 1902 pattern insignia, but I am not really sure. I thought this type insignia was only for officers? This is a pre WW1 photo, Was this common in that period? I am guessing the photo was taken between 1902 and 1914, but I am not sure. Any ideas? Thanks Dave
  6. This is an image of some 28th Division soldiers receiving their DSC's in France right after the war. My grandfather, Pvt. William J. Nixon is the 9th one in line. He is the tallest one and he is standing right in front of who I believe, is General Pershing.
  7. What is the number on your DSC? My grandfather (William J Nixon) was awarded the DSC for the same battle on the same dates. He was a medic with the 111th. His DSC is numbered #3380.
  8. What I see as the real shame in all this, is the fact that all this engraving is a "Lost Art" today. There where jewelers all over the world just 100 years ago who could engrave like this. All of it by hand without using any electric machines. It was done by hand on a rotating wheel mount with cutting knives. Today, it is rare to find anyone who knows how to do anything like this anymore. If they can not put in into a lazer cutting computer, it will not get done. No real engraving art being done anymore.
  9. Where did you find period looking tires? I need a set of 4 for a WW2 Bomb cart. I think the scooter tires are the same size as the bomb cart. 6.00-6.90x9"
  10. Wonderful helmet. Nothing wrong with the artwork, it is part of its history now. It was nice that you were able to get a photo of him holding it as well. 99% of all German helmets out there have unknown history behind them. I would take this helmet over any of those others. On a side note, you may be able to make out a decal under the tan paint.
  11. Better pictures will be needed. If it is real, it should be marked either on the trunions or the end of the barrel. Should have weight, and possibly a date. Could simply be a GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) mountain howitzer from the early 1900's.
  12. That is a very nice photo. I have been searching everyplace for something like that to show up.
  13. Try selling it local thru Craiglist first. Make the buyer come get it.
  14. That is what my 55 year old eyes see as well. Beard with 9577. Now I just have to find a laundry list or officers serial number that matches. ...aaahh!
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