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  1. I own the Henry Coston sword that was made by Ames and was discussed a while back. I paid 1k. Has a damage grip, repaired star. The scabbard is nickel silver, not plated. ( Or German silver, or nickel alloy, whatever you wanna call it. I'll try to post some pics of the details this week.
  2. Wasn't there a set of dog tags too?
  3. I was the second bidder on that on eBay a while back, my phone timed out! Lol I've never seen one like it either.
  4. I have one dated 1944,all the ones I see on the net are dated 45. Are the early ones tougher to find?
  5. Cool, now I have another brain to pick on Nam era coast guard patches! Lol. I'm always I retested in Nam era and earlier coast guard diver patches and anything. Glad to see another "Piney" on here. I'm originally from Berlin NJ.
  6. I bought the uniform from a forum member. I think his name is Justin and he must have a damned gazillion navy uniforms! Lol. He puts on some really interesting stuff
  7. I.meant evidence of the previous divers badge was under the crow on the Left sleeve
  8. I think it might still be him, it was a converted wwii jacket to 6 button from 8. I believe it has a recruiters lozenge under the crow and a master diver speciality on the right sleeve. Under the crow on the right sleeve you can see where there used to be a diver speciality. I think that may have been a first class badge. Its speculation but I do know he became a master diver after he got back and I believe he went on to set some depth records. It just has the last name inside and spelled correctly unlike I just did, lol. I can't find any other Mcculough that was a master diver during that tim
  9. That's cool! I have a chiefs jacket (MDV, 1st class diver at the time)that I believe may have belonged to George Mcculough who is on your survivors list. Many of the divers were forced by the Japanese to bring up the silver that was dumped in the bay before they were sent to internment in Japan. There's a good book about it, the title escapes me at the moment, but I think it was called something like " The Silver secret of Caballo bay" that book may provide more insights on your guy.
  10. Older ones are good. I especially look for wwii or earlier but like them all up through Nam. There isn't a lot if competition buying them when they turn up, but I've had to pay a few bucks for the older ones if they are submarine salvage.
  11. By the way, guys, I don't collect medals per say, thought I do have some groupings with medals. Once this door gets opened, it can restrict all kinds of things down the road, That's not what this country is about.( Or at least used to be. While I can understand the sentiment behind people imagining a medal that belonged to their loved ones that's sold being a sad thing, they should consider taking the time to research the other side. I have seen thoroughly researched PH's and other medals posted on this forum with honor and dignity and incredible research that allows one to really get a better
  12. The guy on the Instagram post called me "sick" and said he was supporting the legislation that he claimed he didn't know about until my post. I replied that The Japanese and German medal collectors will be happy with his support. I've dealt with people all over the world and have no problems with foreign medal collectors collecting American medals.
  13. Antiquesarcheology just did a post on Instagram promoting purple hearts reunited . Anyone interested might wanna take a look. I posted my views, no problems except for one guy and I have a pretty good idea who he's affiliated with, though I may be wrong.(in which case I agree to disagree with the gentleman) Moderators, if I'm out of place here, please accept my apologies and remove this post.
  14. That's certainly the earliest marine document I have ever seen. Great piece!
  15. By the way, if he trained on the Normandie, I believe that was pier 88
  16. I have part of Ed Bennet's group, I'd love to have a Vn era harbor clearance unit one patch. I have his Vn era Bennett's bastard patch
  17. I can't find any actual verification, but every jumper I have with a red "s" has been from someone qualified as a submarine salvage diver
  18. Fantastic jumper. Now get the rest of the group from the grandson! Lol
  19. Thanks. Second time I made a good hit after pissing about not finding anything that day. Maybe pissing and moaning do pay off sometimes! Lol
  20. The content of the letters are great, they are all addressed to her brother? Patch has been worn but in great shape, has her brothers name lightly written on the back, I believe she must have sent it to him. She mentions other wasps in her correspondence .
  21. Picked up this neat little WASP grouping. Was a good day I'm surprised since I was expecting a dry spell, I guess that will start now! Lol
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