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Absolutely amazing. How many of those weapons are still operable? And how on *earth* did you manage to get that MOH ribbon?

Collecting US Demolitions and combat engineer gear from all eras, Civil War to now.

Also collecting combat infantry gear for Operation Just Cause.

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Absolutely amazing. How many of those weapons are still operable? And how on *earth* did you manage to get that MOH ribbon?

 

All the firearms are still in firing condition, and the MOH ribbon was found in a box of misc ribbons at a gun show.

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WWII-KW Enlisted/NCO marked M1s


Items related to the Fort Pierce Naval Amphibious Training Base


Medals awarded to Floridians

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That's an amazing room! I'd be tempted to ditch the couch to make room for more ;-)

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

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Another picture, Handguns

 

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WWII-KW Enlisted/NCO marked M1s


Items related to the Fort Pierce Naval Amphibious Training Base


Medals awarded to Floridians

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Do you always have them out on display like so, or is there a requirement for them to be locked away securely? ( I only ask as I'm British and we can't "do" live guns as you can in the US!)

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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As said....just amazing. So is this a "war room" in the making still? I think you're going to need shelving around the entire room to display what you have. Thanks for posting and please keep us posted on the progress.


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Do you always have them out on display like so, or is there a requirement for them to be locked away securely? ( I only ask as I'm British and we can't "do" live guns as you can in the US!)

 

State gun laws vary and gun safes are strongly suggested but not required by law.


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MIND BLOWN!!! :o

Looking for anything U.S. D-Day related items and M1 helmets.

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Do you always have them out on display like so, or is there a requirement for them to be locked away securely? ( I only ask as I'm British and we can't "do" live guns as you can in the US!)

 

No requirement, but these do stay in a locked room in their own wing of the house.

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WWII-KW Enlisted/NCO marked M1s


Items related to the Fort Pierce Naval Amphibious Training Base


Medals awarded to Floridians

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As said....just amazing. So is this a "war room" in the making still? I think you're going to need shelving around the entire room to display what you have. Thanks for posting and please keep us posted on the progress.

 

You could say more in a "temporary holding pattern", because I have much better plans for the room, but don't have the ability to make them a reality YET. There is still a TON of stuff you can't see: patches, knives/bayonets, medals, paper goods, photo albums, and much more.

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WWII-KW Enlisted/NCO marked M1s


Items related to the Fort Pierce Naval Amphibious Training Base


Medals awarded to Floridians

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Mother of god...

 

That is a preposterous amount of stuff in a comparatively small room. Incredible!

-Todd

Currently looking for WWI items, specifically photos of the 116th infantry regiment, and any material related to the USS Olympia.

Always on the lookout for any rations, miscellaneous personal items, pack filler, care package stuffers, knit Red Cross material, and oddball equipment to supplement the Doughboy display.
Have some extras? I help friends fill out their living history kit, and could always use more loaner gear!

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A " wing of your house..." OK now you're just trying to make us all cry. That's one amazing collection.

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A different closet in the house with post WWII, mostly Vietnam, uniforms. It ranges from tiger stripe, to uniforms from one of the Son Tay raiders.

 

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Medals awarded to Floridians

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awesome collection - must have taken a good amount of time to get all these great items and not to mention money too!! - you have a lot of work in front of you but the work we all enjoy :D

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WOW! Amazing collection!

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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Holy smokes! I like the couches in the middle of the room, you can just go chill out and be surrounded by all the treasure!

I thought the same thing! What a great place to relax. Thanks for sharing.

Matthew Hollis

 

In memory of my cousin:

Corp. Joseph Ivan McWhorter

B/1/7 1st MarDiv

1943-1945

 

Always looking for items associated with 1st Battalion / 7th Marines / 1st Marine Division during World War II

 

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What part of Fla are you in, and can we be friends?

 

Mother of god.

 

Central Florida, where are you?

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Items related to the Fort Pierce Naval Amphibious Training Base


Medals awarded to Floridians

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New Pictures:

 

USMC Canteens

 

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WWII-KW Enlisted/NCO marked M1s


Items related to the Fort Pierce Naval Amphibious Training Base


Medals awarded to Floridians

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The crates behind the Tank have an interesting history. They came from the Fort Pierce, Fl Naval amphibious training base, which was one of the main Naval landing craft drivers facilities in the US. The base was used to train landing craft drivers for the Normandy landings and was also the birthplace of the UDTs, the predecessors of the SEALS. The crates were taken FULL from the base after its closure at the end of the war. When they came to me one had been opened and had some Canteens removed, and I later gave some away, but the other is still FULL. I also have crates with an equal number of covers. I also have USN/USMC camo poncho crates from the base, but all the ponchos were gone before they came to me.

 

Canteen Crates

 

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Cover Crate

 

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Poncho Crate

 

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WWII-KW Enlisted/NCO marked M1s


Items related to the Fort Pierce Naval Amphibious Training Base


Medals awarded to Floridians

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The Canteens and Covers from the crates.

 

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WWII-KW Enlisted/NCO marked M1s


Items related to the Fort Pierce Naval Amphibious Training Base


Medals awarded to Floridians

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Grenades

 

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Bazooka Rockets

 

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WWII-KW Enlisted/NCO marked M1s


Items related to the Fort Pierce Naval Amphibious Training Base


Medals awarded to Floridians

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