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    I have many collections, including militaria. I mainly collect items from the North Florida area, and US Marine cloth insignia from Korea and prior - except I don't get into aviation unit patches. I tend to collect USMC chevrons above all else, but I have plenty of US Army patches from the WW2 era.

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  1. If I'm reading the Fold3 records correctly, he was 10th Regiment, Field Artillery at Ft. Snelling, Missouri, but Wikipedia says that regiment wasn't formed until 1916 -- a decade after he was discharged.
  2. The pictured individual was rumored to have served in the Army from 1902-1905. Can anyone assist in identifying the type of uniform and whether or not it's enlisted or officer? Thanks in advance!
  3. I suspect this is from 1930s -- perhaps ROTC at the Univ. of Fla. in Gainesville -- but that's purely an educated guess. Perhaps you sleuths can ID this uniform, collar insignia, cap insignia, etc. which may help better ID this picture, which is in the archives at FSU (Tallahassee, Fla.) A zoom-able version is here, which might be helpful: http://diginole.lib.fsu.edu/islandora/object/fsu%3A375073
  4. https://www.ebay.com/itm/WWI-Period-USMC-Master-Gunnery-Sergeant-Chevrons/352436275290?hash=item520ed6c85a:g:TdEAAOSwK6Nbegc2 Who agrees that these are not real....? Reminds me of fake chevrons peddled a decade or more ago by an ebayer with a name like AlpineMil or something like that......
  5. All, I have recently come into possession of a 4-page newspaper (8.5x11" newsprint) of the 20th AIB -- a unit under the 10th Armored Division -- and the unit fought at Bastogne. It was printed in Murnau, Germany. I was looking for an appropriate archive or museum to donate the item to. Are there any recommendations as to an entity who would make the item available (preferably online) to researchers or interested persons? I can donate the item to our local university who has a WWII archive, but I get the impression they'll simply put it into a folder where it will likely linger unseen -- except for those who physically trek to the campus. Thanks in advance, -Matt
  6. They found a new one in Nov. 2016..... http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2016/11/16/possible-wwii-bomb-found-madison-construction-site/93979602/
  7. Just happened to open Find-A-Grave the other day and clicked a link over to Ancestry and this is the photo that was on the top masthead of their webpage.... photo of Marine wearing Musician - Marine Band chevrons with a stack of hashmarks to boot.
  8. 1920s/30s champion shooter GySgt Morris 'Bud' Fisher http://www.usashooting.org/alumni-association/hall-of-fame/morris-fisher
  9. Actor Lon Chaney in 1926's "Tell it to the Marines"
  10. And the rare WW1 Calvary Corporal..... https://ifunny.co/tags/WW1/1456608415
  11. And how about GySgt Lillian Russell.... http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/37090-usmc-dress-blues/ Or.. https://catalog.archives.gov/id/532574
  12. Here's another from a yardlong photo http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/205429-96th-co-6th-marines-quantico-oct221917-yardlong/page-2
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