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Such sad news. Garth was a real gentleman to deal with the hobby suffered a real loss with his passing. Thoughts and prayers with his family.

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Andy
ASMIC# 5617

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

Original Theater made OEF/OIF Patches

ALWAYS INTERESTED TO TRADE DUPLICATES

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Another friend and forum member told me about Garth’s passing and I am just floored. I visited Garth fairly often while assigned as a reservist to Sector Lower Mississippi River in Memphis. Always loved visiting with him and KT, though it was really just me and Garth talking about the Coast Guard and drinking coffee. He will be missed.

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I am so sorry to hear of this. I only had a few encounters with Garth but he was a stand-up and incredibly knowledgeable guy who was always friendly and amiable to me. God bless him and his family I am so sorry to hear of this.

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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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I have lost a good friend in Garth and am grief-stricken to know of his passing. Garth and I have been friends since the old AOL Militaria Message boards and I always looked forward to seeing Garth and Bruce at the shows. Bruce was a true gentleman and a scholar. He was also a hero having served as a Marine in Vietnam and as a Coast Guard helicopter pilot. Many men and women LITERALLY owe their lives to Garth Thompson. His focus, bravery, and never quit attitude were what made him a legend.

 

My sincere condolences go out to his wife KT, the Thompson family, to Bruce, Mike K, and others who were close to him. We grieve together.

 

Allan

Never under-estimate the power of prayer.

 

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This really sucks. Sorry to hear Garth passed away. My condolences to his family.

 

Kurt

!!!! WANTED !!!!

WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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God I hate cancer so much. We will miss you Garth.

Actively collecting:

13th USAAF uniforms and groups/medal groups!

307th BG, 5th BG, 11th BG, 42nd BG

Also looking for:

WWII Far East Air Force uniforms/groups!

Any Pacific Army Air Force Groups to 5th, 7th, 10th, 14th, 20th AAF

Collecting CBI and ATC Pacific Army Air Force groups

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Absolutely shocked. Have known this gentleman for 30 years and consider him a friend. As everyone has mentioned his knowledge was the highest and his candor and honesty was always welcome. Just learned of his passing 5 min ago so it is not fully set in. Leaving for ASMIC and expected to see him and enjoy his company. He will be missed. Taken too soon and will always be remembered. Your friend Mort

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I remember him attending some of the old Florida shows. Always nice. Cancer takes so many too soon. RIP Good wishes to family. 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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Wow....this is indeed sad news. I didn't have many interactions with Garth but I read his posts and comments diligently. What a loss to his family and to this community.

I do not profess to be a militaria expert, but I conduct as much research as I am capable of and then write about my findings.
Check out my blogs, The Veteran's Collection (general militaria) and Chevrons and Diamonds (military baseball)

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This is shocking and sad news, and my condolences to his family. I aways considered Garth to be a friend and his table was always a great place to hang out at the SoS.

 

He will definitely be missed.

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Wow....I am so sorry to hear this! He was a truly fine man and brilliant collector.

Only a weak society needs government protection or intervention before it pursues its resolve to preserve the truth. Truth needs neither handcuffs nor a badge for its vindication. -Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Peace is not the absence of war, but the defense of hard-won freedom. -Anton LaGuardia


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Sometimes, by losses, we more appreciate the presences - and miss them all the more...

 

Rest peacefully, Garth

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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Here's a photo of Garth and his lovely wife KT. I always teased Garth about being grumpy, but anytime he even mentioned KT, a smile would come over his face.

 

God bless you Garth!

 

Allan

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Terribly sad news at the passing of a decent bloke. I had the pleasure of meeting Garth at the SoS and he was kind enough to provide some collecting advice that was greatly appreciated.

 

RIP mate. The collecting community will greatly miss your wealth of knowledge.

 

Paul

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Very sad news. Prayers for him and his family.

 

JD

AAF Collector...........
**Always Buying WW2 Aviation Related Items: Especially Operation Tidal Wave items (1st Ploesti Raid) ..... WW2 Fighter Ace Related Items.....Higher End A-2 Flight Jacket Groups....AAF Related Valor Medal Groups**

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I’m so sad to hear this. I had corresponded with Garth through the forum for many years. I finally had a chance to meet him at the last SOS and it was a real pleasure. I had hoped to see him again today at the ASMIC convention in Dayton.

 

He was a real straight shooter and honest as the day is long. He will be missed.

LOOKING FOR ANY AND ALL ITEMS RELATED TO
THE 305TH BOMB GROUP FROM WWII.

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