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The deserts are brig general Ash of the Ky ANG, the BDUs are from col Delarosa of gulf war battle of 73 Eastings fame, display cabinet holds my brother in laws uniforms. He served 20 years in the navy and did a Year on the ground in Iraq attached to the 82nd airborne in counter IED operations. The naval aviators uniform on top of the case is a Intruder driver who was shot down and killed in Vietnam

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On the back wall are uniforms from a CH-46 pilot who was wounded in action, a 1-60 silver star

/ Purple Heart recipient, an assistant CG of 3rd marine division in Vietnam, a Vietnam corpsman attached to III met and a 1st Cav topographical engineer.

 

That's about it for a quick walk around. Please feel free to ask for specific photos if you saw something of particular interest

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teufelhunde.ret

In a word, "SUPERB"! Quite the collection for anyone, had no idea your collection was this broad. Thx for sharing with us James. Bravo Zulu! s/f D.

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James, there are gatherers, and collectors. Then again, there are the true few that don't collect "things," but rather people's history. Very impressive to say the least! You and I collect much in the same manner. I'll be sending you a PM. Jack

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Just picked up this WWII 3rd battalion 24th Marines marked vehicle water bottle today. Somewhat of an odd item, but very cool to speculate what islands this may have seen service on.

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I thought I'd share some of my WWII army combat medics uniforms. First up is a uniform attributed to a member of C Co 115th Medical BN, 40th ID who was wounded at Bamban, PI. The uniform is missing 1 row of ribbons , but I have left things as I obtained it

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This was a local pickup from the veterans estate last year. Nothing was added to this uniform. It is just as it came from his closet. He was a medic with cannon Co. 399th Infantry of the 100th ID

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Included with the jacket, I was able to get his division history, his very hard to find Cannon co 399th history and a book about the ASTP that has a copy of some correspondence between the veteran and the author taped inside the cover

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This is part of a group that was split up on eBay a few years ago. I ended up with the uniform but the medals display case and commendation citation were sold before I was aware of the group. It's an interesting officer quality jacket with leadership stripes - rather unusual for a Cpl Medic. However the commendation he received mentions being in charge of a medical section.

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This uniform did require restoration of its insignia. All items are named to the vet, a prewar member of the IL National guard. He was wounded on Guadalcanal serving with Americal Division. The overseas stripes, rank and numbered collar disks were present when I got it but I had add the unit insignia based on thread outlines, I was able to confirm his USMC cuff patch. There is also a ghost of what appears to be a WWI wound chevron above the cuff patch, but the veteran was born in 1921 and obviously not a WWI vet. I wonder if he wore this patch unofficially prior to receiving his Purple Heart? His PH is confirmed on his headstone and I am fairly confident that he was evacuated due to wounds and didn't serve in combat after the canal. He was discharged in late 1944

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The suitcase details his service in the 130th and 132nd infantry as well as indicates that he may have spent some time with POE

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