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I'm going through todays finds and thought I'd share some of it now (since I'm excited). ^_^

 

I got an 11th Airborne guys tote/bin full of stuff that's a total mess. Pins, patches, paperwork, weapon cleaning kit, boot brush, polish, etc........ Put some on top of the tote for a pic, too much to mess with right now. Note the ww2 flight helmet and ox mask. cool!!!

 

Couldn't wait and didn't finish the 11th ABN so I'm going through a WW2 8th ID guys suitcase of stuff right now and will upload a quick pic later.

 

 

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Wow a ton of great stuff there nice pick ups for sure.


Please Remember the Following Service Members who have passed on!

 

Manley S Webb- 1925-2006 US Navy WW2

James W Boutilier - 1921-1983 US Navy Seabees WW2

Russell W Haight - 1876-1953 Spanish American War, Cuban Pacification, Mexican Border War NYNG

Lt Colonel William H Warren 1921-2014 USAF

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Great 11AB group, love the photos!....do you know what 11AB unit he was in and in the photo of him in his jump gear is there a tac mark visible on the side of his helmet?......mike


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



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Thanks guys!

 

Here's a pic of the 8th. Cool, stand up, cut out of the guy!

 

Now I'm going to wind down and take the time to see what all I have in the tote and suitcase.

 

 

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That brown camo pattern bush hat will probably get some comments from some folks on here. Please show separately if you get the chance.


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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Great looking finds!!

 

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WWII-KW
Uniforms, Insignia, SSIs, Badges, Medals, Ribbons

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Great 11AB group, love the photos!....do you know what 11AB unit he was in and in the photo of him in his jump gear is there a tac mark visible on the side of his helmet?......mike

 

Great finds! Was this found at a show or a local ad?

 

Mike,

I was just thinking the same thing. Would be nice if it was one of the "Horse Camo" helmets in the picture. That would solve the mystery!

 

Troy


USMC 2/2 Fox Co 0311 & 1st Recon Bn Delta Co. 0321. 1986 - 1995 (Desert Storm 90/91)

US Army Long Range Surveillance Co F 425th INF ABN LRS Team 1-6 2003 - 2005 (Iraqi Freedom 03/04)

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Sweet assortment!You did well


High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings;

Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there

I've chased the shouting wind along and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

where never lark, or even eagle flew;

and while, with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

 

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

June 9, 1922 – December 11, 1941

 

 

 

" And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

 

Don't let the B@stards wear you down -"Vinegar" Joe Stillwell

 

 

Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.Unreasonable

people attempt to adapt the world to themselves.All progress,

therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

George Bernard Shaw

 

 

" Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining" , Fletcher,from the movie "The outlaw Josey Wales"

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Great finds! Was this found at a show or a local ad?

 

Mike,

I was just thinking the same thing. Would be nice if it was one of the "Horse Camo" helmets in the picture. That would solve the mystery!

 

Troy

 

Thanks Guys!

 

A friend told me where this stuff was. Had to travel a bit but I was happy when I left!

 

A lot of people on the forum seem to be die-hard collectors and show goers but I've only been to one show and that was a couple of years ago.

 

The pic with the helmet is actually a helmet liner (jump school ?). I have his jump school certificate and it has Benning 1950 and the pic has Campbell 1950 in pencil on the back.

 

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That brown camo pattern bush hat will probably get some comments from some folks on here. Please show separately if you get the chance.

 

Here's the hat. It's a little beat up but I picked it up because of the brown color.

 

 

An FYI: If I had anyone thinking all the stuff in post #1 came out of the tote (it didn't). The first 4 pics in post #1 are not from the 11th ABN tote.

 

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Nice Tailor shop invisible ERDL cowboy printed on lightweight cotton.

These hats fade VERY quickly and can change color overnight !!!!!

Great colors on this one.

owen


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Thanks to everyone for the comments!

 

Here's a little more that's NOT from the tote or suitcase.

 

I'm supposed to see the guy I got the hats from in a few weeks and he said he will have some tiger hats for me B)

 

I have my fingers crossed!

 

 

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I like the hats the most...

 

Thanks! Yeah, I like the hats too.

 

I haven't had enough time with the 2 groupings but as of now (so far) I like the 8th Infantry the most. There's an engraved bronze star with orders, cert, card, mail tube. A diary (first combat La Haye-du-Puits) and another little book "The story of the 8th ID" which he noted on the last page his unit guys names/city/state and their status (OK,W,K). and other goodies!

 

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Those cowboy hats are sweet. Can we get a better pic of the tailor mark on the one? The Project Counter patch is nice.It was part of the 1st Logistical command.


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Thank you for reposting the brown one. It's an interesting pattern not often seen.


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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Thank you for reposting the brown one. It's an interesting pattern not often seen.

You're Welcome!

 

Out of the 4 hats, that is the one I was going to pass on because of the sweatband/condition but then I didn't remember ever seeing a brownish one.

 

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Nice hats, especially the ERDL one. What patch is on the hat next to the Project Counter patch?

 

Thanks!

 

 

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Those cowboy hats are sweet. Can we get a better pic of the tailor mark on the one? The Project Counter patch is nice.It was part of the 1st Logistical command.

 

Thanks firefighter !

 

 

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Thanks firefighter !

 

 

 

 

Very nice. I've never seen a cowboy hat with a tailor tag.


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