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    Newaygo, MI
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    Always interested in WW1 USMC information & items. My GrandDad was in the USMC from 1916 - 1920, serving in Haiti in the 11th Company and in WW1, 4th 5th, HQ Company. <br /><br />Some interest in the CW, since I have my G-G-Granddad's GAR medals. <br /><br />Limited interest in USN items... I retired after 24 years of Active duty. (it takes a toll. )
  1. A euro is 1.12 to the dollar as of today. So 375 euro is about $470. So IMHO it's a bit high in price, but not a lot. I've seen recent sales at 4, to 450. But it may be your VAT and shipping that makes it too much. Jon B. Newaygo MI
  2. It was a good read. Thanks for posting it. Jon B Newaygo MI
  3. I don't have a picture of him wearing it, (nor do I have any of his actual uniforms) but here's a picture of my Grandfather, Cpl william DeHaven, USMC (1916-1920) 5th Reg HQ Company, & 11th Company in Haiti. You might be able to see his coat hanging on the wall behind him. Not sure when the picture was taken, but he's got leggings on, so I'm thinking 1919 or 1920. Jon B. Newagyo MI
  4. I honestly don't know the answer, but when I had to have one on my 782 gear, I always put it so the flat of the shovel was against my pack. I'm not sure it made any difference, but if I dropped my pack, fell etc. there was less chance that anything inside the pack would take damage. But, my experience with 782 gear was limited to two tours with the Navy Seabees. So about 16 two week field exercises and various 1 week forced fun exercises. Jon B. Newaygo MI
  5. Looks nice, can't make anything out, but like the layout. Jon B.
  6. Its been too many years but when I was in my last Seabee Battalion 1999-2002 we got these along with standard MRE's. We rarely called the T-rats, usually they were call Tray Rats by the Battalion I was in. Each tray was supposed to feed (If I remember correctly) 15 people. We'd issue them to a squad, or if it was camp set up/tear down they were put in GI can's with emersion heaters. (those are fun to use, too much gas and the stack blows, too little and the fire goes out, puddles and then when you relight it, it blows the stack). Jon B. Newaygo MI
  7. The other bottle is labled Puerto Plata - Is Dominican Republic. So maybe this was taken in the DR? Jon B. Newaygo MI
  8. nice pick up. I try to pick up a few Morgans' or Peace dollars each year. Maybe a fifty cent piece or two. I hope you got a good deal getting them all as a group purchase. Jon B. Newaygo MI
  9. It looks like the ones we used on our walk in freezer/refers both shipboard and in the Seabees. They're open purchased now, not USN marked, but really look the same. By the time I was in, they would go to -20 or so. (NAVMED changed the temperature of freezers from 0 to -10). Jon B. Newaygo MI
  10. Very Nicely Done. Looks great. Jon B. Newaygo MI
  11. Looks great ! I'd like to see a pic of the Eagle Scout Medals you have there too. Jon B. (Eagle Scout 73) Newago MI
  12. Was on a Med Cruise (79/80) on the Forrestal. It played a few times over a week over the closed circuit TV the ship ran. If you weren't on watch, you were in the berthing area watching it. Jon B. Newaygo MI
  13. These are great. Anything from the 93rd Illionois Vol Infantry? My Grandfathers, Grandfather served in that, along with his brother. Jon B. Newaygo MI
  14. I have my G-G-Grandfathers FCB Medallion (Knights of Pythias) [friendship, charity, and benevolence (FCB)]. It was in with all his GAR items. Took me a while to figure out what it was. No idea when he received it. Jon B. Newaygo MI
  15. In the early 80s, I lived on these when sent to Honduras. One of the best of the worst, was reconstituting the dehydrated pork pattie with the lemonade mix. made it taste a bit like breakfast sausage. Jon B. Newaygo MI
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