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I found some really good items on my last trip.

 

First thing I found was this pair of USN deck bibs. Contract places them in June of 1944.

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Always looking for WW1 28th Division; anything, papers, field gear, uniforms, etc.

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On the same rack as the field pants was this almost mint condition M1951 Parka. Dated in May of 1951. Funny thing was it had a Betty Boop key chain hanging off the zipper pull.

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Always looking for WW1 28th Division; anything, papers, field gear, uniforms, etc.

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As the family and I were leaving I saw this on a rack being brought out. A real nice military wool blanket and it still had it's tag. Contract dated 1970.

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Always looking for WW1 28th Division; anything, papers, field gear, uniforms, etc.

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Good finds Sully, better than anyone could hope for out of a month's worth of Goodwill visits; let alone one!

 

RC

"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."

*Sherlock Holmes in "A Scandal in Bohemia"*

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I never miss a chance to stop at any Goodwill, Salvation Army or thrift shop. If I have an errand that takes me within 10 minutes I stop. I've found many nice things. This was definitely one of my best stops.

Always looking for WW1 28th Division; anything, papers, field gear, uniforms, etc.

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Great finds, I live in thrift stores, we have one that gets trucks everyday, just never know what comes out.

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Deputy Curator @ http://www.themilitarymuseumofnorthflorida.com/

 

Looking for medals for the following groupings:

2nd Lt Victor P. Mangano KIA 6 Feb 1945 Engineers

Pvt First Class Ashur A. Handel KIA 14 Dec 1944 78th Div

Cmdr Bruce Nystrom KIA 2 Dec 1966

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I have not found anything at a goodwill store in 25 years, I think they have pickers in the back! Holding it for the highest bidder. Just my thoughts.....I quit going. Better luck at flea markets.


Pvt. James H. Honey 1st Md. Eastern shore Vol. Inf. Co. D (union) Gettysburg
Pvt. George Eddie Lear 26th Inf. Co.H 1st Div .(WW1) P.H. WIA Cpl. Richard Elsea 268th C.A. Bn. Battery A. WW2 SSgt. Grant Elsea 314th Inf. Hq.Co. I.R.79thDiv. WW2
Cpl. Harry Lawrence Butler Jr 23rd Regt. WIA Korea Lt. George Olin Tilghman 111th MG. 29th Div. WW1 DIS France 1919
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