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Hi everyone,

 

I live in a senior community in the Phoenix, AZ area. My sister and I scour area estate sales and garage sales weekly for cool stuff and both sell vintage items online to help pay the bills. I served in the USAF in the 1980's as SP-LE - Security Police / Law Enforcement and was stationed in TX, Hickam AFB, HI & Shaw AFB, SC. Loved it and only got out when baby #2 was on the way and hubby was in another state. My dad served in the Pacific during WW2 as a Marine and that started my interest in the military and that era. My brother was a helicopter mechanic in 'Nam.

 

I often am drawn to militaria when at the estate sales and then have a hard time researching the item. This weekend I held a garage sale to clear out clutter from my house and pulled down a bin I had in storage in the garage. I set it aside as it was stuff I collected 20-30 years ago and just tucked away through various moves and hadn't had time to go through it. I opened it up today and the most interesting item in the bin is a fabulous leather squadron patch featuring a duck (Donald) storming out of an outhouse that has been struck by lightning. I really don't remember when or how I acquired it! My research led me to a group discussion here and I thought this would be a great forum for me to be a part of. I hope you don't mind sharing your expertise with this newbie! Looks like the patch is from the 17th TCS from WW2 - too cool!

 

I look forward to exploring the forum and maybe I can even help out a few of you along the way too with information I've picked up over the years!

 

Sue

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Welcome aboard!

 

-Ski


In Memory Of......
Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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Welcome from the East Side of the valley


Thank you to all that have served our country and to your families that have sacrificed without your presence at home. Thank you to all that have given their lives for my freedom and to their families that suffer. May God bless you!

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Welcome from two hours north of you with a common interest in the Marine Corps. Kevin


I am eagerly collecting Pre-WWII USMC material. Any Marine Corps Span Am era, WWI, Banana Wars, or China Marine related material is especially sought after.

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Hello from Phoenix, Welcome!


Bob Davis
Secretary, Arizona Chapter, The Orders and Medals Research Society
ASMIC Member #5364, OVMS Member #11939
US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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Thank you everyone for your kind welcomes! How nice that there are so many friend AZ people here too!

Sue

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Welcome Aboard


Wanted: USMC Helicopter related items


Collector of Marine Corps Helicopter / Rotary aviation items from the late 1940s to present



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