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  1. Ah! This makes more sense. Looking through pictures I did see a similar grip like this in a Sherman but didn't equate it as a transversing handle. The idea of this being a trigger didn't really make much sense either as it would be too easy to touch off a round by accident. So, since you say it was used on many vehicles it would be hard to pin point what it was used on. The best I could hope for would be the time period used?
  2. This item was in my late brother -in-law's collection of odd stuff. I think it's a gun trigger but not certain.
  3. Hi Pete. Thanks for the input. I was just down on the family farm this week end and gathered some more things of Mike's. Don't quite know what I have yet but stay tuned. I see this is your first post. I hope you can stick around, quite a diverse group here. I Also today I brought back some of his dad"s stuff: Navy uniforms and paperwork. This is going to keep me busy. I miss them both.
  4. I dug a little deeper tonight and found this: 14 U.S. Code § 491 - Medal of honorThe President may award, and present in the name of Congress, a medal of honor of appropriate design, with ribbons and appurtenances, to a person who, while a member of the Coast Guard, distinguishes himself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty— (1) while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States; (2) while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force; (3) while serving with friendly foreig
  5. They could but, Because the MC is under the Department of the Navy that's is where the resistance will be the greatest.
  6. First I must apologize for the late submission to this thread but I just discovered it tonight. It's about time that the Coast Guard got their own cross. As previously discussed the CG's mission have changed since "my day" the risks of combat with an enemy combatant could be any time or any place. To say the least about the award it is distinctive enough to stand on it's own. All the other service crosses are of different shapes and if you consider all the other nations crosses (VC,GC, MC, Iron Cross to name a few) the choice is limited. Using the shield as opposed to the crossed anc
  7. Just dug out my other group pictures from NTS San Diego, one from 1942 the other from 1945. Curiously there are no Recruit Petty Officer patches seen. Perhaps the other training stations had them during this time period.
  8. I think I have a wartime recruit company photo somewhere, a panoramic photo, I'll have to look at the differences in what the Chiefs are wearing and for the recruit patches.
  9. Here is a closeup of the big Chiefs and the little Chiefs.
  10. Finally found a picture in my "archives" that show the recruit petty officers patch. In this picture there are at least 16 RPO's. I don't see a RCPO but the guy to the right of the SMC has his hand over his patch, could be one or not.
  11. Thinking of the wrong Jesus movie, "King of Kings" it should be.
  12. Greastest story ever told, with Jeffery Hunter.
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