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Here is a probable new interesting topic since the item to be displayed are engraved by men in the field and can maybe tell us more than dozen of books on what have been their sorrow , their fear, and joy expérienced overhere

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WOODS NOW U.S MARINE CORPS ENTIRELY, our lines include now the entire Bois de Belleau. Signed, Major Shearer "Skipper" 5Th Marines, 3rd Bat - June 25th 1918

 

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Trench art messkit owned by F2c Robert O Bowen USN who was a POW in the Philippines . He was initially held at Cabanatuan POW camp and was liberated in the Philippines at Bilibid Prison . This kit was obtained from the estate of a different POW who was also himself at Cabanatuan .

After he left Cabanatuan, he was sent to POW Camp #11 ( Manila Port Area) and off-loaded ships as a POW . His previous service was on the USS John D. Ford and he also had a brother who was a POW captured on Guam. Both survived !

 

 

 

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WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

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This messkit was used by Army Nurse Margaret Gillespie. She served as a surgical nurse with Base Hospital No. 78 AEF.

 

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I own a 1918 dated canteen cup with etched markings on the bottom of the cup. The guy's name R T QUICK..... his hometown PITTSBURGH PA.....and USMC. The around the sides are some initials RTQ and USMC>

Greg Robinson "marine-kabar"

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**PLEASE NOTE: THIS COMMUNITY MEMBER, SADLY, HAS PASSED AWAY**

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/106069-rip-greg-robinson/

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Here's a nice trench art canteen I found:

 

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Looking for older Virginia Military Institute items: insignia, uniforms, cadet sabers, documents, and groupings belonging to VMI alumni.

Also interested in Virginia Reserve Militia (VRM) uniforms and insignia, or other items of general Virginia interest.

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The reverse of the same canteen:

 

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Looking for older Virginia Military Institute items: insignia, uniforms, cadet sabers, documents, and groupings belonging to VMI alumni.

Also interested in Virginia Reserve Militia (VRM) uniforms and insignia, or other items of general Virginia interest.

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Here's a nice WWI USMC engraved canteen:

 

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Looking for older Virginia Military Institute items: insignia, uniforms, cadet sabers, documents, and groupings belonging to VMI alumni.

Also interested in Virginia Reserve Militia (VRM) uniforms and insignia, or other items of general Virginia interest.

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And now a USMC trench art mess kit:

 

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Looking for older Virginia Military Institute items: insignia, uniforms, cadet sabers, documents, and groupings belonging to VMI alumni.

Also interested in Virginia Reserve Militia (VRM) uniforms and insignia, or other items of general Virginia interest.

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This belonged to Sgt. Frank Gaynor, 39th Inf. Regt. 4th Division. Killed in Action 1 October 1918 in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Reads "Keep Me Full" and the soldier's name below. Battlefield find by my great-grandfather, Captain Oliver M. Salisbury, in 1918.

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From the very recently opened museum of the Famed Baugnez Crossroad where 86 US soldier of the 285 Field Arty obs bat have been massacred by the SS kampmfgruppe Peiper on Dec 17 1944

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I Will post other pics on this Splendid, tremendous , WONDERFULL Musueum later on... One of the best in Europe

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WOODS NOW U.S MARINE CORPS ENTIRELY, our lines include now the entire Bois de Belleau. Signed, Major Shearer "Skipper" 5Th Marines, 3rd Bat - June 25th 1918

 

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And the meadow where the bodies of the 86 US massacred US soldiers where found when the region has been liberated for the second time.

 

A lot of emotion gents..picture was taking this morning Jan 2, 2008

You still may see a flowers bunch layed during the last commemoration , Dec 16th 2007

WOODS NOW U.S MARINE CORPS ENTIRELY, our lines include now the entire Bois de Belleau. Signed, Major Shearer "Skipper" 5Th Marines, 3rd Bat - June 25th 1918

 

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Ten years ago just about to the day I had the honor to go on a 2 week trip to Guadalcanal.

I was allowed special permission to bring back some finds. I say special permission as the Solomon Islands Govt doesn't allow relics to be removed from the islands. However the trip I was on was for the Solomons Govt and permission was granted through the trips organizer. Thanks Pete you know who you are.

 

The first shows a water bottle with the name "LINK" engraved in the front and bottom of it. It also shows a shrapnel hole in the front. The hole does not go trough the other side.

 

The map shows the location that I found the water bottle. It in the area of E Co. 35 Inf Regt during the reduction of the Gifu 22-23 Jan 1943.

The photograph- sorry for the flash- I had to take a pic of the pic as I do not have a scanner, shows the bottle in the location that I found it. it is the on on the left. Notice also the Garand clips, mess tin, 1903 rifle etc etc.

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The second item is a mess tin that I recovered from the Marines battle of Bloody Ridge. It has the initials "R.A.S" engraved on the bottom of it. The other pics show the bullet hole that is in the mess tin. Its always made me think. The angle of the hole and its location are so that was struck it were being held up as if to eat from. If it were on the ground the bullet would not have entered at that angle.

 

If anybody has a roster of either the 35 Inf Regt or the Raider or Paramarines on Guadalcanal any further info would be appreciated.

 

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Written contributor to French Militaria Magazine, UK World War II Re-enactors Magazine &The Karkee Web Research Team.

Remembering the service of:
9095 Pte Alfred Fredrick NEWLAND, 7th Field Ambulance, 2 Division, AIF. WIA 16/11/16 France.
436 Private Albert McCANN, B Company 8th Battalion AIF. Enlisted 26/8/14. Killed in Action 17/6/15 Gallipoli.
VX24056 Gunner George Edward McCANN, 2/3 Composite Anti Aircraft Regiment. Enlisted 7/6/40. Discharged 3/8/44. Served in Australia and New Guinea.



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  • 2 years later...

My one and only....

 

-Ski

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In Memory Of......
Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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