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Everything posted by easterneagle87

  1. An oval USN Aviator Wing buckle currently up on ebay and pricey at $98.
  2. hink441, glad you got a good buckle. Here are two that recently sold on ebay. 1. Dept of Defense, Sgt., interestingly carved buckle. 2. Was listed on ebay as; USN US Navy Belt Buckle Book Quill Keys - Scholar/Science - Military named, BUT.. is actually - Culinary Specialist. Who got it?
  3. Moral patch, but for whom? Crossed arrows is symbolic for SF. The Japanese torii gate for the 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry. The unit's nickname is the Iron Rakkasans and they are part of the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
  4. Found these two jump wings. Both sterling. Both labeled as WW2, I have my doubts. Would like your input; 1. Jack Heller, from the limited research I was able to do, Not the stand out hallmark you normally see. 2. Solid backed wings. Could be WW2, but a lot of wings were made after the war.
  5. Here's one offered on OfferUp now, Desert color, Ft. Campbell Fire Department
  6. Lip stick on a pig? Even ugly boys n girls need love too. All dressed and NOOO place to go.
  7. Jacket seen/listed. Lots of original patches on the coat and some later "vet" additions. These large scrolls are on the back. I don't think they are real, but comments? I asked for better pictures, but was just sent a cropped shot.
  8. It's the symbol for Musician or Bandsman, I had a smiliar group of photos/snap shots of an AAF soldier wearing the same symbol. You should post this picture in the band puctureforum.
  9. Interesting that he has an AF Outstanding Unit award ribbon sandwiched between the Navy Unit Commendation and the Meritorious Unit Commendation ribbons. Possible cross training with explosives?
  10. Here's one that sold today, was listed as; MOBILE TRAINING TEAM MIDPAC PSI It was in a mixed lot of buckles. I had sent the seller a note, if the lot didn't sell could they offer it as a single. After several turns of not selling, I sent a note to them late last night. They replied and had thrown it up as a BIN. By the time I got to it, it had sold. Interesting Surface Warfare buckle.
  11. This one just sold on ebay and very interesting. Australian!! I always wondered if there were buckles from other navies. Many countries navies passed through Subic and it's finally nice to see an example of a foreign buckle.
  12. Great postings! I put a couple photos up years ago a couple of years ago. I'll re-dig them out and re-post. Great memories!
  13. The SF and Airborne tab go together and is the SSI for special forces units. The Army Material command may have an Airborne tab if it is in an airborne capacity. BUT .. you should not see an SF tab on the right shoulder as it is a "skill badge". Just like on the 1st INF "Big Red One" DCU, there is a Ranger tab on the left shoulder and not the right should. It too is a skill award. You may see Ranger "scrolls" on right shoulders as the are SSI's for the Ranger Battalions, but not Ranger tabs.
  14. I agree the first two DCU's are to the same soldier. Nice theater made patches. He was Special Forces qualified or Q - Course, but his current assignment (at the time of wearing the uniform) was with the Army Material Command and not an SF Group. If so, then the left shoulder patch would've been Special Forces SSI. As for the woodland BDU, it has to be an 1980's top. What is the DLA-C-100-??-XXXX date number inside the shirt. The last time the 23rd INF DIV was in combat or a hostile theater was in Vietnam. Colin Powell wore the 23rd on his right shoulder. The medical
  15. Had been alerted to this 3rd Recon Buckle and followed/bid on it. A nice piece. I volunteered (instead of vol-un-told to work extra hours this morning and missed it. If a forum member got it, good job. Win some, lose some.
  16. Hello, from a fellow folk from Wash - East sider (in exile - working in Cali - till I can retire and move back), nice display and concentration on one Division. Thanks for the look.
  17. Threw the photo up on ebay. Someone chimed in and said it was 6th Marines. I didn't know and just went with the above posting from warguy who I appreciate the input. There is a bid, so I can't change anything in the listing.
  18. Continuing the stream, here are two I find interesting. First, International Union of Operating Engineers Member Belt Buckle 302, although not military, probably made as a gift and sent back home. Second, Tsoying Taiwan BOY SCOUTS Troop 92, I find this one particularly interesting as dependents followed their military persons to all kinds of overseas deployments. What a great experience for a kid in the 50's or 60's!
  19. Great picture, but how many of you noticed the North Korean flag at his feet!! GET IT!!
  20. So I went to the monthly Sacramento Antique Street Fair and scored some goods. On the way out of town, I hit the Golden Bear (featured on Diner's, Drive-Ins and Dives) and had a cold beer (I had worked pretty hard ) and the Fried Chicken sandwich -EXCELLENT by the way. As I sat there enjoying my meal, I could see this funky clothing store, Prevue Peekaboo Fashions, that I had passed over in the past. So to work off my meal, I strolled over to take a peak. They had a few uniforms, hats and shirts. BUT ... tucked up on a shelf I found these two gems. Vietnam Tour cowboy hats. One with yellow/bla
  21. Found this GREAT large WW1 photo of a USMC Marine. The back of the photo is signed, Nellie Trush. I don't know if that's his name. Can Someone help ID this Marine? Great Indian head patch, Corporal stripes/chevrons, single ribbon and marksman qual badge.
  22. Am I assuming too much, but interesting they didn't include the JFK Special Warfare Center flash.
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