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Well this is the fun and interesting part of collecting, and arrives in the form of Lt Col Roland W Estey. A WWI Officier who was awarded a Silver Star and a Purple Heart for wounds and OLC for Especially Meritorious Service. Not a bad War record...butt you notice a second cluster on his Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. We shall get to that...

 

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Estey is billeted in England as a OSS Officer and was wounded by a Buzz Bomb. While there,he was awarded a Bronze Star for his services.All that is known and cannot not be disputed as demostrated by the paperwork.Butt...there is a a BACK story.

 

 

 

 

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Here is a copy of the document providing the second OLC to the Purple Heart for being injured by Buzz Bomb in England.Butt...wait...here is the BackStory on the next post...

 

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I guess you could say the Germans caught him with his pants down!

 

Great group and story, truly one of a kind!


Always interested in buying Vietnam-era Air Force, Army helicopter units, and Illinois veteran items.

Looking for items identified to Captain Charles M. Porter, Company C, 131st Infantry, 33rd Division AEF.

 

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Interesting story. Just goes to show that not every purple heart was a wound from a front-line battle.

 

...Kat


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Hasnt this just happened to us all?!

 

Man what a fantastic story!!! :lol:


Actively collecting:

13th USAAF uniforms and groups/medal groups!

307th BG, 5th BG, 11th BG, 42nd BG

Also looking for:

WWII Far East Air Force uniforms/groups!

Any Pacific Army Air Force Groups to 5th, 7th, 10th, 14th, 20th AAF

Collecting CBI and ATC Pacific Army Air Force groups

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Robert, do you mean to tell me that the same thing has never happened to you?

Sadly Danny not at all...You see I'm a Militaria dealer...we are lonely folks...

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Yup...definitely would have walked myself to the ER on that one...


-Brig
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RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
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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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Kept asking myself, why does Robert keep mis-spelling "but". It all makes sense now. Thanks for sharing, great story butt an even more fantastic grouping. Kevin


I am eagerly collecting Pre-WWII USMC material. Any Marine Corps Span Am era, WWI, Banana Wars, or China Marine related material is especially sought after.

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I am laughing very hard on this one. Well done Sir, well done.


Afghanistan Vet OEF 10-11 - Engineer Corps US Army.

Getting a medal means two things:

1. Someone saw you do it.

2. You didn't tick off the approval chain.
Seeking 984th Engineer Co (Land Clearance), 36th Engineer Regt/Bde, and Sanitary Corps items from all eras.

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Can we assume the lady got away without so much as a scratch ? ;):D

 

 

 

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In Peace and War, US Merchant Marine. WARNING: Dangerous Cargo. No Visitors, No Smoking, No Open Lights.

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Thats a great story..Im sure he told his grand kids a different version...lol

 

I guess he really got caught with his azz hanging out...!

 

Or you could say he was supporting the local economy in a war zone. :D


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Robert,

Great back story to a medal group and very interesting the awarding of the OLC for Citation not being revoked. Thanks for posting.

John


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Great Story!! - A wound is a wound no matter how you get it!!


"The Americans on this Island are not ordinary troops, but Marines, a special force recruited from jails and insane asylums for blood lust." -Japanese Newspaper found during the Battle of Guadalcanal - "They Got That Right!!" Chesty Puller

 

 

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Great story! Sometimes you just can't make this stuff up.


WANTED


USO-Camp Shows, Stage Door Canteen, American Theatre Wing and Hollywood Canteen items.


Uniforms, Insignia, Paper Items, Photos


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Let's hope this man's family doesn't Google grandpa :blink:


-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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Great story!

You know he just told his family later that he was just wounded by the V-1 with no other explanation


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

Quote from the movie TAKING CHANCE 2009

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Great story!

You know he just told his family later that he was just wounded by the V-1 with no other explanation

Being in England, maybe he told them that he was wounded in a "rear area"


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Great group and research, Robert. The back story is, literally, one for the books! Bob


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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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