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  1. Here is a 1917 S&W pistol and rig.
  2. Here is a Military Order of the Carabao (#1821) to Lieutenant General James Guthrie Harbord (March 21, 1866 – August 20, 1947), Harbord's first overseas experience came as a member of the occupation army in Cuca after the Spanish American War After leaving Cuba, he served as Assistant Chief of the Phillipines Constabulary from 1903 to 1909 and again from 1910 to 1913. In 1916, he was on the Mexican border with General John Pershing pursuing Pancho Villa. When the United States entered World War One in 1917, Harbord went to France as General Pershing's chief of staff, which won him a promotion to Brigadier General. Throughout the war he continued to work closely with General Pershing. In June 1918, he was given command of the Fourth Marine Brigade, which was serving as part of the Army Second Infantry Division and then on July 15, briefly given command of the Division itself. He commanded the Marines during the Battle of Chateau-Thierry and the Battle of Belleau Wood. In August 1918, Harbord was recalled from the front and put in charge of troop and supply movement. Following the war, he was promoted to Major General and awarded the Distinguished Service Medal In 1922, Harbord retired from the Army to become President of the Radio Corporation of America. While Harbord was President of RCA, the corporation undertook a number of significant moves. In 1926, RCA began television broadcasts and formed NBC. Harbord remained as Chairman of the Board for RCA until 1947, finally retiring shortly before his death.
  3. All of this material was in the collection of George Pradarits who bought it from the family in the 1960's. My guess on the army stuff is that since he was in the AFS and wore the pin on his uniform people gave him ambulance stuff or he asked for it. I never bothered getting his USMC records since I have so much original paperwork. It is anyone's guess what happened in France over one hundred years ago.
  4. Wonderful group Bob! Thank you for sharing it with us, Dick
  5. Amazing group. It doesn't get much better than this!
  6. This is one of the Hotchkiss ammo boxes that hold belts made of three round strips linked together. These boxes were used in tanks.
  7. Thanks for posting the pictures. Nice detail.
  8. The leather box is for the 15 round strip. From what I understand the strips came in 15, 30 and the 3 round linked belt. Either way it is a very nice piece for $20.00.
  9. Very nice group! I love the accessories. If you want to add the brass bound leather box I bought it from SARCO for $20.00. I thought it was a great deal and it was in great condition.
  10. That is one beautiful and historically important badge. It always pays to do the research. Thanks for sharing.
  11. Here is a Sampson group to Jenner Fast USS Yankee. I have no idea what Phase this medal would be.
  12. Here is my Sampson group to Lt. Karl Rundquist who served on the USS New York.
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