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Yesterday was pretty good...someone dropped this off at the National Cemetery, so they sent it up here.....I already have one, but the price was right.

 

 

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Next is a grouping that's been a few years in the making...a younger woman (who I thought was a German Baptist but turned out to be a Quaker) has been coming out to the PFF for the past few years and always asks if I'd like her "stuff"...she finally came in with a garbage bag with these items. She was Catholic when she enlisted (1971), and while stationed at Camp Zama, Japan converted to Quaker-ism (is that a word?)..and became a Conscientious Objector. She said she was only the 2nd woman to apply for that status...any-hoo...after she got out, she thought she'd cut her uniforms up and sew them into a large peace symbol, but for whatever reason didn't do it (which is why these are missing the buttons). She has those plus lots of other insignias, pictures etc in a plsatic tub, so I'll be getting those within the next couple of weeks (I'm going to her this time)....her hat size was 25 1/2 and the Army didn't make overseas caps that big, although she managed to find a 1958-dated size 24 hat, so she wore that for inspections but other than that, didn't wear a hat. Her family is part Cherokee, and her father was a Marine on Guadalcanal..she has some of his stuff and is going to dig it out (soon I hope).

 

There are two sets of the PT shorts and skirt...a set of Cords, and 2 dress green jackets with 3 shirts and 3 skirts....

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Mark Conrad, MSgt, USAF (Ret)

"Poor is the nation that has no Heroes...shameful is the one having them that forgets."

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After meeting with Honour (last woman's name), my girlfriend and I drove a little over 2 hours into Indiana near Camp Atterbury and picked up this Army Cannon Heater (20 inch size)...it was on Craigslist for $150, but I figured this was one of those items that would never "walk in the door"....it's in much better shape than it looks and should look really nice when it's restored. It comes apart in 4 sections, which get heavier as you work your way down from the top. and if you happen to get your fingers in the way when setting the fire chamber on the base...well, it doesn't hurt a whole lot, but it WILL make you cuss. I assume this was used at Atterbury at some point in time.

 

 

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Mark Conrad, MSgt, USAF (Ret)

"Poor is the nation that has no Heroes...shameful is the one having them that forgets."

The Miami Valley Military History Museum: http://www.mvmhm.com
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...the markings, and it still has the firebox and shaker grill inside......

 

 

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Mark Conrad, MSgt, USAF (Ret)

"Poor is the nation that has no Heroes...shameful is the one having them that forgets."

The Miami Valley Military History Museum: http://www.mvmhm.com
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I got a few more items from Honour today, mostly pictures, but there should be more things coming as she makes her way through her storage locker....which I saw today and it'd not going to be an easy task to get through it all. She gave me her duffle bag (not shown here, all duffles look alike)...here's a picture of her Dad...Marine wounded on Guadalcanal (there might be some of his stuff coming too)...and a picture of her in the play "Dracula" at Fort Benjamin Harrison (Army photo stamped on reverse)....

 

 

 

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"Poor is the nation that has no Heroes...shameful is the one having them that forgets."

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These are some souvenirs she got while in Japan; the apron came from the PX at Camp Zama.

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Mark Conrad, MSgt, USAF (Ret)

"Poor is the nation that has no Heroes...shameful is the one having them that forgets."

The Miami Valley Military History Museum: http://www.mvmhm.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Miami-Valley-Military-History-Museum/111268115594349
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Official Partner of the United States of America World War I Centennial: www.worldwar1centennial.org

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Next are a couple of ehr in a Kimono...she still has a head full of hair, which today reaches down past her waist...it was nearly that long when she was in Japan.

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Mark Conrad, MSgt, USAF (Ret)

"Poor is the nation that has no Heroes...shameful is the one having them that forgets."

The Miami Valley Military History Museum: http://www.mvmhm.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Miami-Valley-Military-History-Museum/111268115594349
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Official Partner of the United States of America World War I Centennial: www.worldwar1centennial.org

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One of the things they did at Camp Zama was a program for handicapped Japanese...in this instance, she's helping a disabled woman ride a horse on a trail ride....dig those groovy threads, Man!

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Mark Conrad, MSgt, USAF (Ret)

"Poor is the nation that has no Heroes...shameful is the one having them that forgets."

The Miami Valley Military History Museum: http://www.mvmhm.com
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Official Partner of the United States of America World War I Centennial: www.worldwar1centennial.org

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These are a couple Stars&Stripes press photos from an article written about her after she converted to Quakerism (is that a word?) and applied for C.O. status...

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Mark Conrad, MSgt, USAF (Ret)

"Poor is the nation that has no Heroes...shameful is the one having them that forgets."

The Miami Valley Military History Museum: http://www.mvmhm.com
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...and another press photo......

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Mark Conrad, MSgt, USAF (Ret)

"Poor is the nation that has no Heroes...shameful is the one having them that forgets."

The Miami Valley Military History Museum: http://www.mvmhm.com
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...and finally, her Journalism class photo.

 

 

 

 

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Mark Conrad, MSgt, USAF (Ret)

"Poor is the nation that has no Heroes...shameful is the one having them that forgets."

The Miami Valley Military History Museum: http://www.mvmhm.com
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Official Partner of the United States of America World War I Centennial: www.worldwar1centennial.org

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My project for today was to clean up the cannon heater...it took about 6 hours - the first hour was spent cleaning out the caked-up ash in the bottom. With temps in the 80's the paint dried pretty fast, but taking this beast apart and putting it back together again by myself was not fun! There was one casualty - when I reenlisted the first time in 1984, I bought myself a Black and Decker 1/4 inch drill (hey, if you've ever been stationed in the Azores, you know there's not a lot to there to spend $$$ on - even less back then!). It was working fine, but the beast took it's toll, and by the time I got to the top piece (working from bottom to top), smoke started pouring out of it.

 

So, to my 30 year old drill...Thy trials are ended. Thy rest is won. Well done, good and faithful drill, well done......

 

If I do say so myself, it looks pretty groovy now......

 

 

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Mark Conrad, MSgt, USAF (Ret)

"Poor is the nation that has no Heroes...shameful is the one having them that forgets."

The Miami Valley Military History Museum: http://www.mvmhm.com
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You'll want one up to the point you have to move it!

 

 

 

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Mark Conrad, MSgt, USAF (Ret)

"Poor is the nation that has no Heroes...shameful is the one having them that forgets."

The Miami Valley Military History Museum: http://www.mvmhm.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Miami-Valley-Military-History-Museum/111268115594349
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Congrats, Mark...

 

Nice pick-ups. The heater cleaned up well!

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Always interested in the 166th Infantry, 42nd Division, A.E.F.

Quality WW1 studio portraits and real photo postcards of Distinguished Service Cross recipients; showing steel helmets; or other interesting content.

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The DMZ wire is a fun little souvenir. I picked up that same one when I was stationed there back in 2002. Nice collection!

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