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Rakkasan187

Incredible grouping.

 

I really like the bring backs

 

Leigh

"Pain is only Weakness Leaving the Body"

MSG Leigh E Smith Jr  - US Army (Retired)

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BigDogMilitaria

Thank fellas. I'd consider this my most significant pickup to date, and doubtful I will be able to top it. There are some papers, maps, etc, I have yet to go through, I will take more pics of them when i get the chance. He really took great care of these items, its pretty amazing. The TR visor hat looks like it just came out of the shop. The breast eagles were tied up neatly and stored in a plastic bag, All the medals and smalls were in various boxes for protection. There are several more unpatched uniform pieces as well. All in immaculate shape.

Always looking for named items from Detroit area Vets!

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That is simply phenomenal. So glad to see that it's all stayed together too!

Always looking for stuff from the 40th Infantry Division (Korean War), the 7th Armored Division (WWII), USS Bunker Hill (WWII) and USS Mullany (WWII).

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sgtdorango

Bazinga!...this guy was a serious souveneer hunter!!....our kind of guy and a once and a lifetime find.....mike

Always looking for and buying 50's era 11th Airborne/ 187th ARCT/ 82nd Airborne tac mark painted jump helmets!

 

 

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Excellent grouping of a great soldier.

 

I was curious too, how did you find it?

I am not looking for exact details, just a general idea would be interesting.

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BigDogMilitaria

I set up at a small local flea market, hoping to buy walk in stuff. I pass out a LOT of business cards. The guy I got it from somehow ended up with one. He was moving, and had been the caretaker for years. He was going out of State and didnt want to store it any longer. Needless to say, i about lost my breath when he opened them up for me.

Always looking for named items from Detroit area Vets!

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Government Issue

What's the camo bag? Looks to be field made out of HBT camo material. Here's a guy who brought home everything but Hitler and the only thing I'm interested in is the US camo bag :lol:

 

I will say that the gentleman did have some great taste when it came to plundering Fritz's finest!

Looking for anything related to Army Ranger Battalions from World War II

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BigDogMilitaria

The camo is part of a parachute. There is a large piece of a US one and of a German one.

Always looking for named items from Detroit area Vets!

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Nine O Nine

Wow! That has to be the best grouping I have ever seen. I have a signed copy of this gentlemans book which is one of my all time favourites. I never thought I'd get to see any of his personal possessions. I'm a medic and a A D-Day collector so to me this is a real holy Grail you're a lucky man congratulations:)

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WANTED. Omaha and Utah Beach photos any Normandy campaign Items from pre Embarkation and D Day to the Falaise gap.

 

Always looking for photos of Medics in The ETO

 

Looking for WW2 Medical Items and items/Groupings connected to Medical Personnel serving in The ETO and MTO

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USCapturephotos

What a super grouping and the kind I dream of finding. I especially love the 78th Division too. Thanks for sharing!

Paul

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