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My name is Pete Allen and I live in Fort Scott, Ks. I am 78 years old and that makes me too young for WW II and I was going to school during the Korean Conflict. My service years were being in the Kansas Army National Guard from 1958 to 1962. I spent 6 months on active duty with basic training at Fort Leonard Wood and artillery surveying schooling at Fort Sill. When I was a senior in high school I won a State wide recruiting contest for the Guard. The reward was an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. for one week (the other 9 of the top 10 went also). We flew there and back in an old Army National Guard plane. Yesterday I stood in the rain to welcome a group of wounded combat veterans who were here in Fort Scott for a R&R week end of hunting at the E-3 Ranch, hosted by former major league player, Adam LaRoche and his family.

 

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Welcome aboard here!

Mr.JERRY
Collector of WWI & WWII Home Front Flags, Unit Flags & Guidons,US & German helmets, insignia, uniforms, medals,

Women's Military Uniforms,Wisconsin Vocational School made Fighting Knives.

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Hello and welcome, Pete. What do you collect or have an interest in?

 

I have 2 groups of items. One is a group from a Marine who was killed in the invasion of Tarawa. Included in the group is a banner or guidon from Manuvers in Foxton, New Zealand where they trained for the invasion. Included on the guidon are the signatures of 36 of his fellow marines, 6 of whom died along with Kenneth during the invasion.

The second group consists of a WW II duffel bag containing the uniform worn by my wife's uncle during the war. There are combat boots, socks, undershirts, hankerchiefs, pants, shirt and a field jacket.

I will try to post some pictures

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I have 2 groups of items. One is a group from a Marine who was killed in the invasion of Tarawa. Included in the group is a banner or guidon from Manuvers in Foxton, New Zealand where they trained for the invasion. Included on the guidon are the signatures of 36 of his fellow marines, 6 of whom died along with Kenneth during the invasion.

The second group consists of a WW II duffel bag containing the uniform worn by my wife's uncle during the war. There are combat boots, socks, undershirts, hankerchiefs, pants, shirt and a field jacket.

I will try to post some pictures

 

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  • 3 weeks later...

Beautiful and poignant group, thanks for taking care of his story.

Semper Fi

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Always looking for quality WWI and WWII USMC items. Particularly 4th Marine Brigade related items, medals, uniforms helmets ephemera, Also WWII USMC items including uniforms, medals, etc. to combat veterans especially Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Iwo Jima. Let me know what you have. Semper Fi


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