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As a visitor to Cantigny for more than 50 years, I can assure anyone who has NOT seen this museum - you are missing a first class exhibit!

David Little

collector of WWII 10th Mountain, Chaplain and Medical gear

Tenth Mountain Division Foundation - Secretary
Tenth Mountain Division Living History Display Group - President

National Association of the Tenth Mountain Division - Life Member
Tenth Mountain Resource Center - Board Member
Consultant to National Archives and US Army Center for Military History, film and television.

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As a visitor to Cantigny for more than 50 years, I can assure anyone who has NOT seen this museum - you are missing a first class exhibit!

Ditto... I loved Cantigny since going there on a 6th grade field trip. The exhibits and the tanks alone are worth seeing. I must find time to go there again!

~Sean

WANTED: Philippine Department & Division patch variations, uniforms, & other items.
~In honor of Private Placido Conejos, 14th Engineer Regt. (Philippine Scouts). KIA on Bataan, 02/13/1942

My links: Lolo's (Grandfather's) WWII Service | My Mini-Museum of Sea Lions and Carabaos ASMIC Newsletter Editor (4653) | PSHS Nat. Secretary & Webmaster

 

 

 

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As a visitor to Cantigny for more than 50 years, I can assure anyone who has NOT seen this museum - you are missing a first class exhibit!

Couldn't agree more, it is a great place to spend the day. Beautiful landscape and a top notch mueseum.

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Always looking for WWII 10th Mountain Division uniforms and groupings

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I concur, it's much like some of the better euopean museums, in that it tells a good story and shows a lot of really neat historical artifacts! I was lucky enough to go there in a trip to the Chicago area a few years ago and really liked it. :thumbsup:

Lee Bishop Formerly known as "Ratchet 5" with the 2nd Infantry Division (yes, in REAL life)

US WW2 War Correspondent collector

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Good to see this thread! Glad so many of you have got to visit and enjoy the museum. I work there so it's great to see the feedback.

Always interested in buying Vietnam-era Air Force, Army helicopter units, and Illinois veteran items.

Looking for items identified to Captain Charles M. Porter, Company C, 131st Infantry, 33rd Division AEF.

 

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it has. photos are ok. You just are not supposed to publish without asking permission.
Good to know. I was seething for weeks after my visit that I couldn’t take photos of the Jack Thompson (war correspondent of course) tanker jacket on display when I was there last. I should have just taken the shot then feigned ignorance if approached after the fact.

Lee Bishop Formerly known as "Ratchet 5" with the 2nd Infantry Division (yes, in REAL life)

US WW2 War Correspondent collector

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  • 2 weeks later...

http://www.firstdivisionmuseum.org

 

Just retyped the link to make it clickable...

HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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