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BigJohn#3RD

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    WWI USA Infantry Units: 2nd Div, 28th Div, 29 Div and 77th Div
    WWII US Airborne, Ranger, OSS and USSF related items

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  1. This is truly a time capsule from one-hundred years ago. Thanks for sharing.
  2. Thanks for all the comments folks, they are much appreciated. The wings are marked sterling, I assume the set given at graduation from jump school. I found that Roy's wife posted his WW2 Service on the WWII memorial: https://www.wwiimemorial.com/Registry/plaque.aspx?honoreeID=92376
  3. Awesome way to continue the legacy of a man who was a hero in war and peace. Thanks for posting.
  4. How ever after looking at the traditional VFW Card; I dug a little deeper in the folds found this very thin onionskin document from his time in the occupation forces of Germany.
  5. At first glance, I saw this wallet with the hand-painted 17th Airborne Division as a one of a kind souvenir of World War Two paratroopers memory of his combat service.
  6. Very interesting group. Great history of a long serving officer. Good luck on reuniting the group, some day.
  7. Looks like you got real lucky on the purchase of the Random. Thanks for posting the story behind the veteran who brought the gun home.
  8. I too have been searching for a family member who was killed on Okinawa in April 1945. Good Luck in bring the medals home. I will look out for the Zambrano PH Group. Best Regards, John
  9. Any information of the soldier being gassed to the degree that it required hospitalization?
  10. Excellent posting on a little know Civil War Award. Thanks for posting!
  11. The former owner may have gotten through the Military Order of the Purple Heart, MOPH; possibly through a vendor during one of their many get together's.
  12. God Bless him and the other who gave all for the protection of our Great Nation and the liberation of others1 RIP LT
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