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    US Coast Guard (anything), Luftwaffe uniforms and insignia, Warsaw Uprising of 1944, and Saddam era Iraq.

    About Me:

    Career military.

    USMC 1990-2- Machine gunner and anti-tank missileman.

    USCG 1992 Present- Independent Duty Corpsman/Medical Administration Officer. Advanced to HSCS (e8) to MED2 (cwo2) to LT (O3E- Medical Administration). OIF 2 and 3. Collateral Duty Military Historian with the CG Historian's Office.

    My goal is to serve 44 years AD then transition to a military historians GS position with the DoD or USCG.

    Masters Arts in Military History- Norwich University- May 2017
  1. I absolutely love this helmet. Outstanding find.
  2. I enjoy seeing this group! Worthy of another reply. Your grandfather is a hero! Paul
  3. Super cool item. I've never seen one before. Nice find and research.
  4. I'd personally engrave them. I will have my personal awards MSM and below engraved on my medal bar, with the dates and units. It is not like they are collector's items. The font is not important either. It is not like we are trying to pass them off as period pieces.
  5. Dave, How many CG Purple Hearts are profiled in your book? Paul
  6. From what was said above, it seems as if the medals could've been his. The rest is garbage.
  7. When I was deployed to the Dulles Intl Airport in 2014 (Oct) to assist the PHS with Ebola prevention screenings on certain international flights, I remember seeing this rank in use. EDIT: Yep- current use. http://www.uniforms-4u.com/p-us-public-health-service-quarantine-hard-shoulder-boards-19278.aspx
  8. Hi Scott, I am sorry that I missed this post. I am an "associate" CG Historian with the CG Historian's Office and assist/head up some projects to help out. Beth is AWESOME. Great group of people. I am aiming for one of those positions when I retire from AD. I think that Beth's contacts with the Marine Corps Historian's office/Museum makes her a great asset to our team. Semper Fi, Paul (former 0331/0352)
  9. Did he have prior service before he joined in 1947? The reason I ask is that he seemed to start his service time in 1947 and the WW2 ribbons stopped being awarded by Dec1946. (American Campaign March 1946 and WW2 Victory Medal 31Dec1946). They are not listed on his DD214 either. He must've had some sort of service previously...?
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