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I found an embroidered boonie cap and some patches that came from an Air Force Chaplin even thought the camouflage is Army. When I first saw the larger patch I thought some sort of fishing club but it is an Air Force patch. The seller is going to try and get the Chaplin's name for me. Everything was 13 dollars. I picked up these ribbons for 3 dollars which was supposedly worn by a Major George McMahan. I couldn't find anything on the Internet for a George McMahan.

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I picked up an enlisted uniform pretty complete minus pants and belt to a L. F. Filkins which I couldn't locate on NARA.

 

 

maybe Lysle F Filkins

 

serial number is different

"America shall win the war. Therefore, I will work. I will save. I will sacrifice. I will endure. I will fight cheerfully and do my utmost, as if the whole issue of the struggle depended on me alone." -Martin A. Treptow Jake L.

NO ONE IN HISTORY HAS EVER CHOKED TO DEATH FROM SWALLOWING THEIR PRIDE.


Heaven help me, how I miss my friend

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"America shall win the war. Therefore, I will work. I will save. I will sacrifice. I will endure. I will fight cheerfully and do my utmost, as if the whole issue of the struggle depended on me alone." -Martin A. Treptow Jake L.

NO ONE IN HISTORY HAS EVER CHOKED TO DEATH FROM SWALLOWING THEIR PRIDE.


Heaven help me, how I miss my friend

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I think this is actually your man. He was from the same place marked on the tag, Topeka, Kansas and his name was Lester F. Filkins

 

Name: Lester Filkins

Gender: Male

Birth Date: 13 Nov 1904

Death Date: 30 Oct 2001

SSN: 444100349

Branch 1: ARMY

Enlistment Date 1: 3 Apr 1942

Release Date 1: 9 Aug 1944

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I think this is actually your man. He was from the same place marked on the tag, Topeka, Kansas and his name was Lester F. Filkins

 

Name: Lester Filkins

Gender: Male

Birth Date: 13 Nov 1904

Death Date: 30 Oct 2001

SSN: 444100349

Branch 1: ARMY

Enlistment Date 1: 3 Apr 1942

Release Date 1: 9 Aug 1944

looks better, whered you find him?

"America shall win the war. Therefore, I will work. I will save. I will sacrifice. I will endure. I will fight cheerfully and do my utmost, as if the whole issue of the struggle depended on me alone." -Martin A. Treptow Jake L.

NO ONE IN HISTORY HAS EVER CHOKED TO DEATH FROM SWALLOWING THEIR PRIDE.


Heaven help me, how I miss my friend

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The miniature license plate is exactly that... they used to be sent out as a fund raiser the DAV. Also known as Key Chain Plates They used to show up every year at the house in the mail... back in the 1950's and 60's, and into the mid-70's.

 

http://www.davnews.com/

Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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A little more info from Kansas State Historical Society website.. http://www.kshs.org/kmi/kmi_wwiiselectives/view/268286

 

 

Name Filkins, Lester F. Entry into Service Inducted 3 April 1942 Branch Army Service Number 37156919 Registration Registered, order # 1699 Place Topeka, Shawnee County (Board #1)

KANSAS ITEMS WANTED - WWII Uniforms, photos, Purple Hearts, etc - TOP DOLLAR PAID!!!!

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The last thing I found was a photo of a WW1 solder for 3 dollars. You can make out the collar brass designation of 347th HQ Artillery with a shoulder patch that I'm not familiar with that looks like there is a 7 in the middle.

 

 

 

 

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The Blackhawk Commando chest rigs were very popular with the military. I see a lot of them around the shops around the bases.

Always looking for US and foreign militaria from the Central American wars circa 1970-1990

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