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Eric Queen

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  1. Really nice photo Nic. What is going on with the collar discs?
  2. Thanks Dirk. If not formally part of H Co. I wonder which company he was formally assigned to. Have not been able to find out that information thus far. In his "fictional" book An Army Boy in Peking (1914) the main character Henry Kearny was a member of H company. Don't want to hijack your thread but just posting his photo for reference.
  3. I knew it had to be you Dirk (who grabbed these). Super, historically significant pieces. Were you able to get the one of the flags also? I cringed when I saw that one had been sold. I think Kilbourne may have been with Company H. Can you tell if he is one of the young officers in the front row? Congratulations on a great grab.
  4. The same seller also has this. I have seen others of similar construction that some claim to be Australian made originals but for some reason it just doesn't give me the warm and fuzzies.
  5. Thank you very much. Mystery solved. Does it have any value? I plan on selling it and just want to price it fairly. Thanks again.
  6. Found this in a box today. Can't remember where or how I got it. Does anyone happen to know time period on this piece? Thank you
  7. It's not a dog tag. It's a permission card to be out, like a pass. Gaishutsu Shou 外出證 Card number 272 Unit number 1532 of the " I " (威) regiment. The Japanese used kanji to represent regiment (and perhaps higher) numbers for security reasons I assume. I certainly am not an expert on it. The best person to ask would be Rod at WMF.
  8. Hi Rick, That particular patch actually has a lot of meaning to me. It was 40+ years ago. I was with my parents visiting my fathers childhood friend in Long Beach, CA. It was a Saturday and on the way back from lunch we stopped at a garage sale. An older lady, or at least she seemed old to me at the time, was holding the sale. Odd that I can still see her face. Dad, as he always did, asked if she had anything military related for sale. She said her husband was a Marine pilot during the war but the only thing she had left was a book. Dad asked if he could see the book and she went to the house to retrieve it. For the life of me I cannot remember what the book was. But I do remember him opening the front cover of the book and that patch falling out on the table. I think he paid $20 for the book and the patch. As dad did not collect WW2 at the time (he collected WW1 USMC) he eventually sold the patch to his good friend Jeff Millstein. You will notice that dad is mentioned in Jeff's book. I recently had the chance to buy a nice example (on canvas) which reminds me of that day with dad. Hard to believe that he has been gone almost a year now. Thought I would post it here as a base material variation (same decal) Thanks for posting it. Loved seeing it again.
  9. Kampfgeschwader is a combat squadron. The (J) stands for Jagdgeschwader or fighter squadron. Has nothing to do with paratroopers (Fallschrimjäger)
  10. Not as far as I know (but would love to be wrong on this one) Typically you would need the dogs Discharge Certificate to know when/where he/she served.
  11. Paul Spivey was also transferred to the 1st Replacement Depot but not until July 1 and he did make it in the photo. Here is a shot of Spivey's uniform
  12. I don't think Wilcox made it into the group photo. The photo was taken on June 17, 1919 and it would seem that Wilcox was transferred to the 1st Replacement Depot (St.Aignan) on June 12
  13. How they are identified on the piece of paper which came with the photo (from the 73rd vet)
  14. There are only four (4) officers pictured in the group photo and they are identified as follows (L > R) 2nd Lt. Kirkpatrick, Capt. Duncan, 2nd Lt. Darnell, 2nd Lt. Connette
  15. Hello Robert, In May 1919 there were five (5) officers assigned to the 73rd Company, including Wilcox as a 1st Lt.
  16. Recently picked this up for my doggie collection. Has anyone seen a tag like this before? Do you know, were they made by other cities as well? Thanks for the help.
  17. Nice patch Jerry. Agree with Ron that it looks blue. Most likely Military Police.
  18. Never get tired of seeing these super China marine items. Thanks for posting. A beautiful piece.
  19. That is super cool Dave. Love the illustration. Thanks for sharing it. Anyone else?
  20. Great piece Robert. Thank you. I have never seen one for sale.
  21. Robert, Love your patch on the blanket as well (which is different from mine). If you could show it again here that would be awesome Thank you
  22. I picked up these recently and thought I would share. Pigeon material is pretty cool and not all that easy to find (for me at least) Would love to see more of it if you guys have something to share. Thanks
  23. Thanks to all for the comments. Glad that you enjoyed seeing it. Persian Gulf Command: Thanks for posting the photo. I am not sure if it is the same guy but it's a great image. Certainly more of a pronounced camo pattern than mine.
  24. Thanks again for the info. Here is a larger scan of the image.
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