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Here is my one and only, an Air Force officers mess dress. I added a pair of 2nd Lt. shoulder boards and need to get a pair of chains for the front. It is no where as interesting as what you guys have posted here.

 

Mike

 

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I am always looking for named items to Central Illinois WWI veterans.

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Very nice uniforms! Thanks for sharing.


Will Twomey

In Honor of:

USA General John Wickham (1928-)

USAF Colonel Bernie Fisher MOH (1927-2014)

USMC Sergeant Al De Vito (Chosin Reservoir Survivor) (1926-)

USA Cpl. Macedonio Leyba (Bataan Death March survivor) (1917-2007)

 

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I don't have any fancy Generals uniforms, but I do have one set of Dinner Dress Blues that belonged to a Navy Senior Chife that I know :rolleyes: Got these right from the Vet as it were, this is me last year, trying them on for the first time in about 15 years.

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The Lovely and Talented Mrs. Sigsaye, together on a cruise in November '13.

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Sigsaye,

 

Thanks for sharing! It's great to see a navy mess uniform.


Will Twomey

In Honor of:

USA General John Wickham (1928-)

USAF Colonel Bernie Fisher MOH (1927-2014)

USMC Sergeant Al De Vito (Chosin Reservoir Survivor) (1926-)

USA Cpl. Macedonio Leyba (Bataan Death March survivor) (1917-2007)

 

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You're very welcome. In fact, it was the only CPO uniform I really liked.

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Received this in a trade. It also came with black trousers. No name and still need to find a pair of colonel shoulder boards. I belive this is just post WW2 early 50s.

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NHARNG OEF 13-14 25U/92G

 

 

R.I.P PFC Brian M. Moquin Jr OEF

 

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Very nice! I may be wrong, but I don't think you will want Colonel's boards on that. The gold ones should be more accurate.


Will Twomey

In Honor of:

USA General John Wickham (1928-)

USAF Colonel Bernie Fisher MOH (1927-2014)

USMC Sergeant Al De Vito (Chosin Reservoir Survivor) (1926-)

USA Cpl. Macedonio Leyba (Bataan Death March survivor) (1917-2007)

 

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Very nice! I may be wrong, but I don't think you will want Colonel's boards on that. The gold ones should be more accurate.

I'll keep an eye out for a pair. The trousers were made in England.


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R.I.P PFC Brian M. Moquin Jr OEF

 

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Here is one I pulled out of the back of the closet. It was tailored in Hong Kong and belonged to some SF guy named C.A. Beckwith. I have the bling that goes with it buried somewhere in my hoard.

 

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Col David L.o.w.n.d.s mess dress. He was a Navy Cross recipient during the Siege of Khe Sanh. He was the commanding officer of the 26th regiment.

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Surprised I never saw this topic! I've had a TON of mess dress uniforms over the years. I'll post up some that I can find pictures of...

First up is one to Marine General Fulford...

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Peace is not the absence of war, but the defense of hard-won freedom. -Anton LaGuardia


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This one was from a Navy pilot who was killed during the war. I cannot remember his name though... :(

 

This is the way it came, though the shirt, tie and vest were not his...

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Peace is not the absence of war, but the defense of hard-won freedom. -Anton LaGuardia


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The next few came from Admiral Jones...

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Only a weak society needs government protection or intervention before it pursues its resolve to preserve the truth. Truth needs neither handcuffs nor a badge for its vindication. -Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Peace is not the absence of war, but the defense of hard-won freedom. -Anton LaGuardia


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Jones part 2...

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Only a weak society needs government protection or intervention before it pursues its resolve to preserve the truth. Truth needs neither handcuffs nor a badge for its vindication. -Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Peace is not the absence of war, but the defense of hard-won freedom. -Anton LaGuardia


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A couple of Army ones. No, I can't remember who these guys were either... :(

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Only a weak society needs government protection or intervention before it pursues its resolve to preserve the truth. Truth needs neither handcuffs nor a badge for its vindication. -Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Peace is not the absence of war, but the defense of hard-won freedom. -Anton LaGuardia


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Here's Admiral Fluckey's...

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Only a weak society needs government protection or intervention before it pursues its resolve to preserve the truth. Truth needs neither handcuffs nor a badge for its vindication. -Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Peace is not the absence of war, but the defense of hard-won freedom. -Anton LaGuardia


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Good pic of a couple different types being worn...this was at a dining out at the Naval Academy; the AF colonel is the dad of one of my in-laws' sponsor midshipmen (he was an astronaut...sorry I don't have a pic of his wings...) :( and the midshipman in mess dress was another sponsor midshipman.

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Only a weak society needs government protection or intervention before it pursues its resolve to preserve the truth. Truth needs neither handcuffs nor a badge for its vindication. -Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Peace is not the absence of war, but the defense of hard-won freedom. -Anton LaGuardia


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Back in the day...a bad pic, but me in my mess dress as guest speaker at another dining out...

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Only a weak society needs government protection or intervention before it pursues its resolve to preserve the truth. Truth needs neither handcuffs nor a badge for its vindication. -Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Peace is not the absence of war, but the defense of hard-won freedom. -Anton LaGuardia


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Dave,

I have to believe that the redhead on the left of the astronaut was a stunner back in her day! :love: Please pass along my best regards to her.

 

Allan


Never under-estimate the power of prayer.

 

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Lesser known/seen USAF enlisted summer mess dress with the white on white chevrons. Used up until the mid '70s when the ranks were changed to the winter style of silver on black.

 

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-Sarah

 

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Here are some one's I've acquired since my last post:

 

Admiral William Crowe (Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff)

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Will Twomey

In Honor of:

USA General John Wickham (1928-)

USAF Colonel Bernie Fisher MOH (1927-2014)

USMC Sergeant Al De Vito (Chosin Reservoir Survivor) (1926-)

USA Cpl. Macedonio Leyba (Bataan Death March survivor) (1917-2007)

 

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Vice Admiral Glynn Donaho (four Navy Crosses)

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Will Twomey

In Honor of:

USA General John Wickham (1928-)

USAF Colonel Bernie Fisher MOH (1927-2014)

USMC Sergeant Al De Vito (Chosin Reservoir Survivor) (1926-)

USA Cpl. Macedonio Leyba (Bataan Death March survivor) (1917-2007)

 

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Rear Admiral Elonzo Grantham (Navy Cross)

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Will Twomey

In Honor of:

USA General John Wickham (1928-)

USAF Colonel Bernie Fisher MOH (1927-2014)

USMC Sergeant Al De Vito (Chosin Reservoir Survivor) (1926-)

USA Cpl. Macedonio Leyba (Bataan Death March survivor) (1917-2007)

 

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