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  1. They are already collecting sale tax.
  2. I see a lot of examples of this from the members and postings of the forum and GOD BLESS YOU for doing it. Some even saying they wish they had the resources to do, OR they wish when they saw it X number of years ago they wish they had bought more. As CAT (can't find or remember her handle, her avatar has a tiger in it) pointed out a few years ago on my "Halloween Warning Order" that I try to every year about this time ... that not all uniforms were meant to be saved . And yet, how often do we get the chance to keep or put stuff together. Ultimately keeping our "veterans" alive and living on w
  3. I really don't know. I was just taking a swag because of the rank is a CPL. You have the "basic" time frame and "I was there" ribbons. There could even be I did good medals as well i.e.; Nav/Mar Achievement Medal, Nav/Mar Accommodation, Bronze Star, etc. Some one who knows Marine Corps stuff should have a better idea.
  4. Great story! If more information becomes available, maybe add a Good Conduct to the rack.
  5. A friend of mine just acquired this awesome grouping to a WW1 and WW2 US Navy submariner. Which included: * Good Conduct; Named to, Charles V. Sayles, USS O-10, 21 AUG 1919, w/ships bars - USS Mercy & USS V - THREE * Mexican Service #12687 * WW1 Victory w/ Patrol and Submarine bars * American Defense Medal, w/ Fleet bar * American Theater Medal and * WW2 Victory Medal * Silver Submariners water wings and * Combat Patrol badge w/one star. Could you get a combat patrol star out of a US port? Eastern Pacific - West coast? East coast - North t
  6. What model of Sherman with the muzzle breaks on them? I thought those came later than '46.
  7. This is just pretty! and the work is superb. Not my wheel house, although I am a patch fan and I thought I'd share the image. Armed Forces Communications and Electronic Association
  8. Could it possibly from the US AF Academy? Their mascot is the "Falcon".
  9. I didn't see this and once again, y'all beat me to the punch when I thought I got there first. I started a topic of Halloween finds myself (as I try to do every year -Halloween Warning Order). Here's the picture I posted. Good items found so far. headed there shortly to check again be fore I get a cold one. 😁
  10. What unit is this Snoopy patch? "Recon Ranger" Is it for the Boeing E-3 Sentry?
  11. Wondering what the thoughts are on this stated, leather, WW2 AF patch. Dealer has a mix of real and repo stuff. There are actual long beads making up the white lines on the face of the patch,
  12. I just saw the other post and , yes, it is an ike. A good looking jacket. With addition of the patches, it sure makes it look pretty!
  13. There are a lot of examples of army patches being placed on these early AF transitional jackets. In the early days as the AF set their standards for how the uniform should look there was a bit of a mis-mashing of insignia. + I think it looks cool. Some even had overseas bars on the cuffs. There are other forum posting that show these examples, I just can't locate it quickly. Is this an Ike style or full length jacket.
  14. I'll go with everyone else's comments as, good. Did you scratch test it to confirm it is sterling?
  15. I liked the patch right off of the bat and the way the uniform is set up. I didn't have any issues with it, just the price at $125.
  16. Wondering what the forum's thoughts are on this Post Ww2 5th AF Ike. I think the 5th AF patch is a good, far East made example of what would become a great patch industry for years to come.
  17. The theater engineer and WW2 CBI uni are both great finds! Congrats! They're still out there! Keep the pics and stories coming! PS, I agree with you about GW, their people cherry pick. I went the day after Halloween one year and all of the stuff, instead of 50% OFF, WAS BOXED UP AND SHIPPED BACK TO BE WHAREHOUSED FOR ANOTHER YEAR. I complained too, but it fell on deaf ears.
  18. For WW2 Airborne veteran / pictures, It is pretty common to see jump wings above the ribbon racks and the CIB on the pocket flap. I have the impression and feeling during WW2, Jump wings were considered more important than the CIB. Airborne troopers were the "elite", where as any ground pounding infantryman (no less important) was authorized to wear the CIB if they'd been in combat. Yes, there were regs for awarding the CIB, I'm just making a general statement. There have always been regulations for wearing of specialty badges. Specifically, as stated in black in white in Army re
  19. Here is a shot of the Avn Electric back. Not sure how it is different from the others.
  20. Breast cancer awareness month is coming up in OCT, sounds like you're getting a jump on it!!
  21. Here's three more, I thought I'd captured more images, but put them in another folder. 1. USS Kansas City, AOR-3 2. A fairly early one; Aviation rate, 1955 (??), Philippines, GM Ford 3. Aviation electronics technician, pretty plain and simple. Surely wouldn't draw any unwanted attention.
  22. A couple more as I searched for other sources.
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