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For all you Tank Destroyer guys out there.

Lot Number: 5947854

Opening Bid: $1750 - No bids so far.

Auction closes on: 25 August 2008 at 8:30 PM CST.

Description:

It is a rare thing these days to see such a large and well-documented collection of decorations and assorted ephemera belonging to an individual U.S. soldier from te Second World War. That this collection includes a Silver Star fo Gallantry in Action is a rare thing indeed! Introducing CHARLES E. YEOMAN, born in August of 1917 in Kansas City, MO, and activated into Federal Service in December of 1940. Upon graduation from Officer Candidate School at Ft. Hood, TX, he was assigned to the 603rd Tank Destroyer Battalion. (M-18), Recon Co., as platoon leader. Attached to the 6th Armored Division, 2nd Lt Yeoman crossed the English Channel in July of 1944. He saw action on the Brittany Peninsula and fought at Brest, where earned both a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star for heroism in ground combat in early August of 1944. Following Brest, as his battalion slowly pressed eastward, Yeoman distinguished himself again and again in the face of the enemy, driving deep within their territory ahead of t advancing Allied column, capturing hundreds of German soldiers and destroying numerous enemy vehicles. For these repeated actions 1st Lt. Charles E. Yeoman was awarded the Silver Star on May 30, 1945.s

This collection includes Yeoman’s Purple Heart (enameled and numbered 184***), Bronze Star, and Silver Star, all with their associated documentation dated 1949. Other awards include t American Defense Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with five Battle Stars, and te Germany Occupation medal among others. All of these, along with his marksman badges, collar insignia and unit patches (note-bullion edged tank destroyer patch is a post-war veteran’s production) are attractively arranged on a blue velvet cloth inside a large wooden picture frame. Also included in this remarkable collection are Mr. Yeoman’s cloth “Zones of France” survival map of Europe from late 1944, and additional pair of ribbon bars (Silver Star and Bronze Star), his dogtag, belt buckle, Yeoman’s copy of “The Officer’s Guide” book signed and dated 7/26/43, three b/w family pictures, his US Army Reserve ID Card (dated 18 Apr 1960), a 33rd Annual Reunion badge for the Sixth Armored Division Association and Cocktail Party ticket from July of 1980, a pledge of allegiance coin, a white HBT name tape, and his document of promotion to Captain in the Officers’ Reserve Corps in November of 1952. Finally, the collection is rounded out with a framed document from the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge Association honoring Major Yeoman, and a beautiful unit history from Turner Publications on Tank Destroyer Forces in WWII, in which half of page 280 is devoted to a biography of Charles E. Yeoman.

 

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Time to downsize! I'm selling off a large portion of my collection. Message me for the most up to date list of items.

I have American and foreign; Army, Air Force, and Navy; Span-Am War to current; mostly originals but some reproductions.

 

Always looking for numbered Purple Hearts and Silver Stars. Message me if you have any, maybe we can make a deal.

 

Looking for Purple Heart number 172669.

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The campaign medals look "new"

 

Bill


"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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I have my reservations too.

Not so impressive and not that much worth in my eyes.

 

Erwin


704th Tank Destroyer Battalion

 

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For all you Tank Destroyer guys out there.

Lot Number: 5947854

Opening Bid: $1750 - No bids so far.

Auction closes on: 25 August 2008 at 8:30 PM CST.

Description:

It is a rare thing these days to see such a large and well-documented collection of decorations and assorted ephemera belonging to an individual U.S. soldier from te Second World War. That this collection includes a Silver Star fo Gallantry in Action is a rare thing indeed! Introducing CHARLES E. YEOMAN, born in August of 1917 in Kansas City, MO, and activated into Federal Service in December of 1940. Upon graduation from Officer Candidate School at Ft. Hood, TX, he was assigned to the 603rd Tank Destroyer Battalion. (M-18), Recon Co., as platoon leader. Attached to the 6th Armored Division, 2nd Lt Yeoman crossed the English Channel in July of 1944. He saw action on the Brittany Peninsula and fought at Brest, where earned both a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star for heroism in ground combat in early August of 1944. Following Brest, as his battalion slowly pressed eastward, Yeoman distinguished himself again and again in the face of the enemy, driving deep within their territory ahead of t advancing Allied column, capturing hundreds of German soldiers and destroying numerous enemy vehicles. For these repeated actions 1st Lt. Charles E. Yeoman was awarded the Silver Star on May 30, 1945.s

This collection includes Yeoman’s Purple Heart (enameled and numbered 184***), Bronze Star, and Silver Star, all with their associated documentation dated 1949. Other awards include t American Defense Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with five Battle Stars, and te Germany Occupation medal among others. All of these, along with his marksman badges, collar insignia and unit patches (note-bullion edged tank destroyer patch is a post-war veteran’s production) are attractively arranged on a blue velvet cloth inside a large wooden picture frame. Also included in this remarkable collection are Mr. Yeoman’s cloth “Zones of France” survival map of Europe from late 1944, and additional pair of ribbon bars (Silver Star and Bronze Star), his dogtag, belt buckle, Yeoman’s copy of “The Officer’s Guide” book signed and dated 7/26/43, three b/w family pictures, his US Army Reserve ID Card (dated 18 Apr 1960), a 33rd Annual Reunion badge for the Sixth Armored Division Association and Cocktail Party ticket from July of 1980, a pledge of allegiance coin, a white HBT name tape, and his document of promotion to Captain in the Officers’ Reserve Corps in November of 1952. Finally, the collection is rounded out with a framed document from the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge Association honoring Major Yeoman, and a beautiful unit history from Turner Publications on Tank Destroyer Forces in WWII, in which half of page 280 is devoted to a biography of Charles E. Yeoman.

 

post-2757-1219269424.jpg

 

post-2757-1219269454.jpg

 

Are you the seller of this group?

 

Bill


"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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Nope, I'm not the seller. I just happened to see this auction and I know there are quite a few TD collectors here so I thought I'd post it for those folks. I am in no way connected with this auction.


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Time to downsize! I'm selling off a large portion of my collection. Message me for the most up to date list of items.

I have American and foreign; Army, Air Force, and Navy; Span-Am War to current; mostly originals but some reproductions.

 

Always looking for numbered Purple Hearts and Silver Stars. Message me if you have any, maybe we can make a deal.

 

Looking for Purple Heart number 172669.

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