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Patch appears to be typical US made twill in shirt size to me, just harder to find shirt size as they weren't often worn

 

I concur.The smaller sized pieces are harder to find and more desirable.


High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings;

Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there

I've chased the shouting wind along and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

where never lark, or even eagle flew;

and while, with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

 

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

June 9, 1922 – December 11, 1941

 

 

 

" And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

 

Don't let the B@stards wear you down -"Vinegar" Joe Stillwell

 

 

Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.Unreasonable

people attempt to adapt the world to themselves.All progress,

therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

George Bernard Shaw

 

 

" Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining" , Fletcher,from the movie "The outlaw Josey Wales"

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Stunning group! Great score!


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Forum Member #1691 since September 2007

Served in the US Army from 1960-80

First Sergeant (Retired)

Vietnam 1967 with 7-15th FA ~ [8"/175mm Gun] First Field Forces

Vietnam 1968 with 1-30th FA ~ [155mm] 1st Cavalry Division [AIRMOBILE]

President & Historian 30th FA Regiment Association ( WWW.HardChargers.Com )

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 30th Field Artillery Regiment in 2018

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Thanks all!

 

Kurt,

I hope the PM helps. I am just now reading on what they did on Bougainville.

 

Terry


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Here's an update!

His daughter called me today and said she had found some of his medal and a hat.

Here is what she found, his American Legion piss cap with his ribbons (I know they are not in correct order) and his personal US Marines flag. Flag is a small sewn on insignia one.EGA looks unmarked and has been trenched and had rope added. She promised if anything else is found I will get a call. I am so grateful.

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That's a 20's era officer emblem...perhaps his father was a Marine?


-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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That's a 20's era officer emblem...perhaps his father was a Marine?

 

I don't know but will have to ask her. I know that either his brother or brother in law ended up in the 2nd Raider Bn. also.

 

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Gentlemen,

Here is a couple of photos of GySgt. Edwin K. Pieper's dress blues with his original ribbons. His name is pronounced 'Peeper' The hat is not his.

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Excellent!


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Coat, belt and pants all have his name stamped in them. I hope she finds the hat.


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The look great Terry! What a fantastic find!


Looking for any WWII 104th "Timberwolf" Division items.

Including items from the 413th, 414th, and 415th Infantry Regiments 104th Recon Troop, 329th Engineer Battalion, 329th Medical Battalion

385th, 386th, 387th, and 929th Field Artillery Battalions 804th Ordnance Company 104th Quartermaster Company 104th Signal Company

555th Anti-Aircraft Battalion, 750th Tank Battalion 692nd Tank Destroyer Battalion 817th Tank Destroyer Battalion

 

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Thanks all!

 

I need to get copies of his weapon badges to put on them but they are beautiful.


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Update today.

 

His daughter is moving and found his sea bag while packing. She packed away a knife she found but will send me pics after she moves, said she wants to keep it for now. I got the bag today, full of all his khakis and shirts plus his leggings and piss covers and pistol belt.I turned everything(almost) in to the dry cleaners as it was in need of cleaning bad. Here is a picture of his sea bag with unit markings and his name.

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You are his witness now, without a witness, they just disappear!

Quote from the movie TAKING CHANCE 2009

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