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Man, awesome awesome room! I love this 1stmardiv tunic!

I SEARCH FOR, RESEARCH, AND PRESERVE WWII USMC COMBAT GROUPINGS; NAMED AND PATCHED BLUES AND ALPHA UNIFORMS; MEDALS; SWORDS; AND CLASS RINGS FROM THE CITADEL MILITARY COLLEGE IN CHARLESTON, SC.
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My most prized things: My grandfather's WWII stuff (non-uniform stuff).

 

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His bringbacks. Sadly, when he passed, my cousin got his Arisaka and bayonet that had hung over the fireplace for as long as I can recall. On the bright side, I got to know my grandfather better than even his daughters.

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Pic of my grandpa "with Japanese dog in China" during occupation duty.

 

Incredible stuff! Do you happen to have his mameluke saber?

I SEARCH FOR, RESEARCH, AND PRESERVE WWII USMC COMBAT GROUPINGS; NAMED AND PATCHED BLUES AND ALPHA UNIFORMS; MEDALS; SWORDS; AND CLASS RINGS FROM THE CITADEL MILITARY COLLEGE IN CHARLESTON, SC.
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Incredible stuff! Do you happen to have his mameluke saber?

 

 

Yes I do! (Thanks, Dagger Addict! It is a beauty!)

Thanks,

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Actively seeking North Carolina and 30th infantry Division-related items from all periods.

Also looking for items belonging to veterans that went to The Citadel in Charleston.

 

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Thanks for the comments, guys!

The room is actually being relocated since the baby is crawling at lightning fast speed, and has amazing long reach.

Ken, I actually went to Camden Military Academy (7th-12th grades) and then The Citadel.

Thanks,

Gary

 

All I can say on the collection is......Wow, very nice and love the displays Gary. Now, let me tell you about the kid.....only gets better! Think you got stuff up and out of the way......wait a week! :think:

Good thing you dont concentrate on edged weapons.....thats all I got to say. Trust me as the father of 3.......2/3 being a boy/girl twin set, you will never leave your stuff down in reach again cause they only move faster and increase their "Stretch Armstrong" ability as they get older.......just a warning....been there, done that! Enjoy them though, get too big too fast.....trust me on that too!

 

Oh, and again, nice collection! :thumbsup:

Always looking for 325th G.I.R. and WWII USMC items!
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SO, with a very mobile and curious child running around, I have relocated the Bunker. There's still much work left to be done, and I really need to get some torso mannequins, but it's off to a fairly good start. My wife still has a bunch of crap in there I am trying to get moved out, as well as bunch of boxes of stuff priced and ready to sell at the next militaria show, so when all that is out, I'll be finishing up the "museum" to show it off a little.

Meanwhile, here's a few pics of the new digs.

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Actively seeking North Carolina and 30th infantry Division-related items from all periods.

Also looking for items belonging to veterans that went to The Citadel in Charleston.

 

Troop D, 1-150th Cavalry RGT, 30th HBCT. M1A1 SEP Tank Commander.

OMSA member #7423

US Army Historical Foundation Charter Member

US Army Brotherhood of Tankers member

American Association For State and Local History

Southeasren Museums Conference

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Actively seeking North Carolina and 30th infantry Division-related items from all periods.

Also looking for items belonging to veterans that went to The Citadel in Charleston.

 

Troop D, 1-150th Cavalry RGT, 30th HBCT. M1A1 SEP Tank Commander.

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Nicely done, this is one the great things I enjoy being a member of the forum. I can remember the day when folks never shared their collections; stuff just went into the “black hole”. I’m going to have to get on the stick and post some of my stuff. I always find myself coming back to your thread just to revisit some of your items. Keep posting, thanks, Gregg

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I have only a few PH's, but need to find a better way to display them and honor these men:post-297-1225326243.jpg

I like your 5th Infantry Division Patch. My father-in-law was in that division during WWII and my father was on his 2nd tour of Nam in 69/70 as a Major on the DMZ.

 

Mike1963 ;)

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I have only a few PH's, but need to find a better way to display them and honor these men:post-297-1225326243.jpg

I like your 5th Infantry Division Patch. My father-in-law was in that division during WWII and my father was on his 2nd tour of Nam in 69/70 as a Major on the DMZ.

 

Mike1963 ;)

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Had some time to spend in the war room today, and figured I would snap a few new pics. Nothing much new. Like another member here, I think it may be time to thin out and focus more. I really need to make some more room to show off some of the great uniforms I've gotten in the past two years, but medals will always be my favorite pieces.

 

Some Air Corps stuff and Purple Heartspost-297-1298497923.jpg

 

Mark Clark and the Fifth Armypost-297-1298497983.jpg

 

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Actively seeking North Carolina and 30th infantry Division-related items from all periods.

Also looking for items belonging to veterans that went to The Citadel in Charleston.

 

Troop D, 1-150th Cavalry RGT, 30th HBCT. M1A1 SEP Tank Commander.

OMSA member #7423

US Army Historical Foundation Charter Member

US Army Brotherhood of Tankers member

American Association For State and Local History

Southeasren Museums Conference

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I should probably stop buying these when I see them cheap. Each one is stacked.

 

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Actively seeking North Carolina and 30th infantry Division-related items from all periods.

Also looking for items belonging to veterans that went to The Citadel in Charleston.

 

Troop D, 1-150th Cavalry RGT, 30th HBCT. M1A1 SEP Tank Commander.

OMSA member #7423

US Army Historical Foundation Charter Member

US Army Brotherhood of Tankers member

American Association For State and Local History

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One of the two racks of uniforms. I found a good place to buy mounted forms (short mannequinns), but I would rather spend that money on more pieces.

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Actively seeking North Carolina and 30th infantry Division-related items from all periods.

Also looking for items belonging to veterans that went to The Citadel in Charleston.

 

Troop D, 1-150th Cavalry RGT, 30th HBCT. M1A1 SEP Tank Commander.

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US Army Historical Foundation Charter Member

US Army Brotherhood of Tankers member

American Association For State and Local History

Southeasren Museums Conference

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a little more contemporary custom rack to a Sailor. I love the detail on this one. Perhaps Japanese made?

 

 

Looking at this photo, I took a look in my shadow box and I realized I have the exact same medal arrangement, star devices and all, as this picture :o

Looking for vintage Pre-WWII campaign miniature medals, shoot me a message if you've got any to spare!!

 

Also looking for these vintage miniatures:

 

Presidential Medal for Merit

Silver Lifesaving Medal

Gold Lifesaving Medal

NC-4 Medal (mini) And miniature version- FOUND!!

Byrd Antarctic Expedition Medal

Purple Heart- FOUND!!

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There is room at my place and you can come visit your stuff anytime :thumbsup:

Always looking for uniquely marked helmets, WWI and WWII American Field Service items, WWII and earlier USMC items and named or numbered medals and medal groups.


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<br />There is room at my place and you can come visit your stuff anytime <img src="style_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbsup.gif" /><br />

 

Ha! You've amassed quite a collection of your own, you likely don't have room for any of my junk;)

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Actively seeking North Carolina and 30th infantry Division-related items from all periods.

Also looking for items belonging to veterans that went to The Citadel in Charleston.

 

Troop D, 1-150th Cavalry RGT, 30th HBCT. M1A1 SEP Tank Commander.

OMSA member #7423

US Army Historical Foundation Charter Member

US Army Brotherhood of Tankers member

American Association For State and Local History

Southeasren Museums Conference

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Gary,

It seems there is one very distinctive Medal missing from the top of your desk??

Put it away for safe keeping?? ;)

 

 

Traded for a tank of gas;)

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Actively seeking North Carolina and 30th infantry Division-related items from all periods.

Also looking for items belonging to veterans that went to The Citadel in Charleston.

 

Troop D, 1-150th Cavalry RGT, 30th HBCT. M1A1 SEP Tank Commander.

OMSA member #7423

US Army Historical Foundation Charter Member

US Army Brotherhood of Tankers member

American Association For State and Local History

Southeasren Museums Conference

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I've been feeling pretty crappy, with a virus, followed by a horrible sinus infection. Lost 12 pounds in one week. Don't recommend it. Anyway, while I was on the mend, I figured I'ld try to organize and clean up the war room some. Pics are terrible, and I need better lighting, but I'm working on that. Meanwhile, here's a few pics of the little cave. If there's anything you would like a better pic of, let me know; afterall, if these things can't be shared, what good are they?!

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Actively seeking North Carolina and 30th infantry Division-related items from all periods.

Also looking for items belonging to veterans that went to The Citadel in Charleston.

 

Troop D, 1-150th Cavalry RGT, 30th HBCT. M1A1 SEP Tank Commander.

OMSA member #7423

US Army Historical Foundation Charter Member

US Army Brotherhood of Tankers member

American Association For State and Local History

Southeasren Museums Conference

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Actively seeking North Carolina and 30th infantry Division-related items from all periods.

Also looking for items belonging to veterans that went to The Citadel in Charleston.

 

Troop D, 1-150th Cavalry RGT, 30th HBCT. M1A1 SEP Tank Commander.

OMSA member #7423

US Army Historical Foundation Charter Member

US Army Brotherhood of Tankers member

American Association For State and Local History

Southeasren Museums Conference

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Group of ribbons and insignia belonging to Colonel Callaway, "Hero of White Horse Hill" as a young Lieutenant and Forward Observer in the Korean War. The racks are both custom-made. I understand he was buried wearing the last rack he had made. The book is written about his actions in Korea at White Horse Hill, which resulted in his award of the Silver Star. Helluva soldier.

 

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Actively seeking North Carolina and 30th infantry Division-related items from all periods.

Also looking for items belonging to veterans that went to The Citadel in Charleston.

 

Troop D, 1-150th Cavalry RGT, 30th HBCT. M1A1 SEP Tank Commander.

OMSA member #7423

US Army Historical Foundation Charter Member

US Army Brotherhood of Tankers member

American Association For State and Local History

Southeasren Museums Conference

Southeastern Registrars Association

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Thank you for your comments. I've been doing some more work on the war room lately, setting up a display for a pilot from VMB-611, and another from a '49 Citadel grad along with some other odds and ends. Once things are a bit more settled, I'll snap some pics and post them here.

Gary

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Actively seeking North Carolina and 30th infantry Division-related items from all periods.

Also looking for items belonging to veterans that went to The Citadel in Charleston.

 

Troop D, 1-150th Cavalry RGT, 30th HBCT. M1A1 SEP Tank Commander.

OMSA member #7423

US Army Historical Foundation Charter Member

US Army Brotherhood of Tankers member

American Association For State and Local History

Southeasren Museums Conference

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Just the kind of place I could sit for days and never see it all! love it!

post-297-1225325977.jpgsome folks say you can never have too many books, but if you have nowhere to put more...(I've got about thirty more boxes. Anyone got some extra bookcases I could have?)
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Here's one display which I am particularly proud of. WWII grouping to CPT Jardes, VMB-611. The tunic came from one forum member, and the print came from another. The print is signed and numbered by the artist, who was actually a member of the squadron.

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The framed pics are ones of CPT Jardes I found on the squadron's website. The black label (bottom of frame) is a label I made for the group. This is what it says:

Captain Robert F. Jardes

2 July 1922 – 4 January 1994

Raytown, Missouri

Marine Bombing Squadron 611

VMB-611 "Black Seahorse"

III Marine Air Wing

US Marine Corps

Pilot, PBJ-1 Mitchell

Pacific Theater of Operations

World War II

 

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Actively seeking North Carolina and 30th infantry Division-related items from all periods.

Also looking for items belonging to veterans that went to The Citadel in Charleston.

 

Troop D, 1-150th Cavalry RGT, 30th HBCT. M1A1 SEP Tank Commander.

OMSA member #7423

US Army Historical Foundation Charter Member

US Army Brotherhood of Tankers member

American Association For State and Local History

Southeasren Museums Conference

Southeastern Registrars Association

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