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  1. Very nice!! That is one of my favorite military vehicles.
  2. I've dealt with them several times. While not cheap, I bought some really good stuff.
  3. Hi Rich, I checked for you and you are correct. He was 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division and listed DOW. I do not have a death date. I will look through my 45th Division unit history and see if I can add to your research. Joe
  4. Here is a photo I found of the Liberian Frontier Force wearing the SSI. Date of photo unknown.
  5. Here is a patch I picked up last weekend. No idea what it is.
  6. I've seen several of these over the years and didn't know what they were. Thanks uniformcollector.
  7. I believe I would have paid the price just to keep the group together. It was one of the best Iwo Jima groupings that I have seen in a long time.
  8. What daniel.haase forgot to mention is that I had e-mailed him back in August 2011 and told him I no longer owned the medals. I assumed that he would have passed that message on to his family. I think his post was inappropriate. What I find interesting is that the person I bought the medals from said he purchased them from a family member not to long before I got them. I'm glad that the family got them back, I just hope they hold on to them.
  9. He was from Centralia, Illinois. I have not been able to find any additional information.
  10. I found this pair at the Tulsa gun show this weekend. Named Silver Star and un-named Purple Heart. T/Sgt. Howard A. Backs 123rd Infantry Regiment 33rd Infantry Division Silver Star citation reads: HEADQUARTERS 33RD INFANTRY DIVISION General Orders No. 342 19 November 1945 AWARD OF THE SILVER STAR (POSTHUMOUS) Technical Sergeant HOWARD A. BACKS 20 606 001, Infantry, United States Army. For gallantry in action against the enemy near Mount Colugong, Mountain Province, Luzon, Philippine Islands, on 19 April 1945. Having prepared positions for the night, Sergeant BACKS
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