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It was just announced that Senator John McCain has passed away. He was 81 yrs old and had terminal brain cancer.


Senator McCain became a POW in October 1967 when his plane was shot down. He was a Prisoner of War in North Vietnam for over 5 years..


Rest in Peace Senator..


You are a hero in my book..




"Pain is only Weakness Leaving the Body"

MSG Leigh E Smith Jr
US Army (Retired)






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We lost a great American tonight. Rest In Peace Sentator McCain.



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Looking for the following Items:
Original WWII SSI (all services)

Original Theater made OEF/OIF Patches


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Had lunch at a function in my home town two years ago with Senator McCain. Will never forget it. R.I.P.

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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R.I.P. Senator McCain. Whether you liked him or not he was a true servant to our nation. He will be missed. Condolences to the McCain family. Semper Fi.........Bob

"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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A good and honorable man, who stood tall among the pygmies of Washington.

Our country mourns the loss of a real leader in both Congress and combat. I rarely talk on this specific part of our Forum but he truly was one of my personal USN heroes. He will truly be missed in the mess that is now our federal government. God bless him and his family.


Kurt Barickman

My hobby is my job and my job is my hobby. High School and University History Instructor




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R.I.P Politics aside a REAL MAN I did not always agree with him but I believe he only said and did what he in his heart felt was right and best for America. Richard

Wanted: WWI ID'ed USMC Green Wool Uniform and ANYTHING documented to my Dad's Iwo Jima outfit: 21st Marines 3rd Div.

Items marked "Marquet, Marquett, or Marquette"







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Rest in peace Senator. I never had the honor of meeting him, but recall talking to POW Lt. Col. Donald Digger O'Dell about his time with him for quite some time. He was a hero among heroes. We lost one of the great ones today.

Will Twomey

In Honor of:

USA General John Wickham (1928-)

USAF Colonel Bernie Fisher MOH (1927-2014)

USMC Sergeant Al De Vito (Chosin Reservoir Survivor) (1926-)

USA Cpl. Macedonio Leyba (Bataan Death March survivor) (1917-2007)












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RIP Senator...

I am an amateur collector of US military items of the 20th century.


Looking for items related to:

-The Aleutian Island Campaign of WW2, Alaskan Theater, Alaska Defense Command, and more specifically the Battle of Attu

-Items related to the 50th Combat Engineer Regiment/Battalion

-Items related to Wheelus Air Force Base Libya, particularly from 1957-1960

-WW2 items belonging to service members from Northern Virginia

-WW2 Uniforms (all branches and services)

-Cheap/Throwaway WW2 named uniforms

-Smaller WW2 Groupings

-7th Infantry Division Items

-WW2 Photos and Letters (all branches, theaters, services, etc)


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In honor of Senator McCain and his service & impact on me and this great country, Im sharing selected quotes from him with my Group and Team Leaders at my daily leader meeting.

RIP My Stinky Faced Jumbo, the sweetest, most loving giant dog he touched the heart and life of everyone he came in contact with. He is a joyful spirit and I miss him greatly

23 April 2014

RIP My Dog Dog Jane, the Best Dog EVER. She was perfect in every way. Her spirit is with us every day. April 2019

I am a soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.

GEN George S Patton, Jr.






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A man of strength, fortitude, courage and conviction. A man who loved his country, family, and fellow man. He will be missed. RIP Senator McCain. God Speed.



Specific areas of collecting and buying interest:

WWI/WWII 40th (Sunshine) Division, Camp Kearny, Camp Harry Jones, WWI/WWII 158th Infantry, USS Oklahoma, USS Swordfish (SS-193), Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Mexican Border (1916),

Norman Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Norman, OK, Tinker Field or AFB, Submariner Items, Knives, Bayonets, Sweetheart Jewelry, other unique

or odd items with interesting stories.


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A brave man on many fronts who showed us all how to stand for our convictions. Our country is richer for the lives and example of such men and women. Rest in peace.

Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War



"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."


Moliere: Tartuffe





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A man who came to love this nation passionately.

HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC

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Being a native to Arizona and looking up to Senator McCain most of my life I found his death being very emotional. I did not always agree with his stance on politics but I never questioned his integrity or character. I cant imagine what he went through as a prisoner or war for 5 year but admired him for what he did with his life afterward. Our state and county will miss him. I hesitated posting on this thread as I did not know what to say or how to react in words but this article that I read this morning helped. I only hope to have half the character of Senator McCain.


John McCain's letter to a future Navy pilot arrived two days after his death. Here's what he told him.



Sen. John McCain, graduated from the Naval Academy in 1958, retired in 1981 as a U.S. Navy captain. He often sent letters to those stationed at Luke. Read the full story



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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