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AN ID'D SPAN-AM GROUP FROM A CUBA VET!


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I was pretty psyched to find this group as ID'd Span-AM items are getting more and more scarce. It ran on eBay for a couple of months, with no bids. The seller was local and I was able to work out a good deal with him. The photo shown below is the dealer's photo from eBay.

 

I started a thread that goes into more detail about the vet and the items. You can find the thread here:

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/246350-the-equipment-of-pvt-bryan-160th-indiana-volunteer-infantry/

 

Anyway, for me, this is a great addition to my Indiana collection!

 

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" We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "

View my website honoring the men and women of Indiana: http://indianavets.wix.com/indiana-at-war and follow my updates on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/IndianaModernAgeofWar/
Interested in US uniforms? Join the Association of American Military Uniform Collectors! http://aamuc.org/or find us on Facebook! facebook.com/AAMUC.ORG

 

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No kidding! Span Am grouping! That's really nice, Congratulations! Outstanding!


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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Nice find, those unit marked items look like they were done yesterday. It's nice to see stuff like this wasn't just shoved in a barn or basement. This stuff looks like it must have been treasured by the vet and his family.

Tom K
USMC (VMFA-115) 90 - 96
ASMIC Member
OVMS member (ready for my 16th SOS in 2019)

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Groups like these are seldom seen these days. Very nice and rare items! Enjoy them!!

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Interested in buying WW2 US military items with special interest in USMC field gear and other items, 1800's-WW2 US weapons and related items.

Always looking for M1911A1, M1903 Springfield and M1903A3 related items.

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Thanks folks, I appreciate the comments. As I mentioned, I was really pumped to get these items as I was planning on picking non-named examples just to include in my display. It's really great to be able to add an ID'd Hoosier's group to my collection.

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" We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "

View my website honoring the men and women of Indiana: http://indianavets.wix.com/indiana-at-war and follow my updates on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/IndianaModernAgeofWar/
Interested in US uniforms? Join the Association of American Military Uniform Collectors! http://aamuc.org/or find us on Facebook! facebook.com/AAMUC.ORG

 

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Fantastic grouping Erick! A set of marked field hear doesn't really get better than that.

 

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 was tempted to buy this set, but I'm glad you ended up with it! It is much better that it ended up with someone who can appreciate the local history.

-Todd

Currently looking for WWI items, specifically photos of the 116th infantry regiment, and any material related to the USS Olympia.

Always on the lookout for any rations, miscellaneous personal items, pack filler, care package stuffers, knit Red Cross material, and oddball equipment to supplement the Doughboy display.
Have some extras? I help friends fill out their living history kit, and could always use more loaner gear!

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Thanks RC!

 

Todd, I'm glad I was able to buy this set, but I know that if it ended up in your collection, you would have taken care of it as well as me.

 

One thing about the seller, he knew he could get more if he broke it up, but he told me he just didn't have the heart to do that.

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" We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "

View my website honoring the men and women of Indiana: http://indianavets.wix.com/indiana-at-war and follow my updates on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/IndianaModernAgeofWar/
Interested in US uniforms? Join the Association of American Military Uniform Collectors! http://aamuc.org/or find us on Facebook! facebook.com/AAMUC.ORG

 

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Terrific Span-Am group.

 

Thank you!

 

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" We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "

View my website honoring the men and women of Indiana: http://indianavets.wix.com/indiana-at-war and follow my updates on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/IndianaModernAgeofWar/
Interested in US uniforms? Join the Association of American Military Uniform Collectors! http://aamuc.org/or find us on Facebook! facebook.com/AAMUC.ORG

 

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