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Picked up these Navy items today.

 

A nice bullion Senior Chief Electrician's Mate crow, and a bullion Interior Communications Chief's crow. I also found two USN damage control helmets in typical well used condition. A nicely made USN Officer's cap device, but the find of my day was the Vice Admiral's dress blue coat.

 

Chris

 

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Nice! Is the coat named?

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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Very nice finds!!!

 

I wonder if the admiral's father was also an admiral?

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Very nice finds!!!

 

I wonder if the admiral's father was also an admiral?

Dave,

Do you think I possibly have the wrong Admiral identified? ?

 

Or, do you think his father was the late RADM Harold????

 

Chris

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No, I think he's the right guy. I just happened to have the uniforms from a guy with the same last name that were from the 50s/60s and also an admiral.

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No, I think he's the right guy. I just happened to have the uniforms from a guy with the same last name that were from the 50s/60s and also an admiral.

That would truly be a neat collection. A family of Admirals!!

 

I think my guy was an Aviator first, then switched to the black shoe Navy and rose to command SURFLANT. Quite an interesting career! If you notice he is wearing an Air Medal on his rack.

 

Chris

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Thanks to Wikipedia, confirmed...different dad. Oh well. :)

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Very cool. I would try to write him and maybe see if he can confirm it. It may be a long shot, but the worst that can happen is a waste of $.46.

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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Thanks for the comments.

 

I have since learned that the Admiral earned his Naval Aviator wings in 1951. He was a F4U pilot on the USS Princeton and USS Oriskany. I do not know what squadrons he was assigned to. He then was a flight instructor at NAS Pensacola. He went to the surface Navy around 1960, reasons unknown to me. He rose to be the Commanding Officer of the USS Turner Joy 66-68, and the USS Jouett 71-72.

 

I am undecided on whether to contact the Admiral or not.

 

Chris

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