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In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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This is the first posting of my Navy collection.

Both here are identified.

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In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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Service coat on the left was worn by Chief Boatswain's Mate Martin Brown Saportas, USS Raccoon, Section Patrol Vessel out of Newport Rhode Island

 

Service coat and cap on right was worn by Ensign Charles S. Booz, United States Reserve Fleet

 

The small framed RPPC is my grandfather, Mortimer Nathan Hale, Coxswain USS Rhode Island. The cased flag was from his funeral in 1968.

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In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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Your private collection is displayed better than any than I have ever seen. It is BETTER than some museums, just much more compact. Extremely well done

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I'll second this comment.

 

Your private collection is displayed better than any than I have ever seen. It is BETTER than some museums, just much more compact. Extremely well done


Wanted: Missouri Medals

 

I am always in search of Missouri Medals and Items. This could be anything from WW1, WW2, Prisoners of War, Ephemera, or anything pertaining to Missourians.

 

I thank you for your time and consideration.

 

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Your private collection is displayed better than any than I have ever seen. It is BETTER than some museums, just much more compact. Extremely well done

 

tdurbinmas, thank you very much for that compliment. I really do appreciate it.


In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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I'll second this comment.

 

 

tdog, thank you for your continued compliments. It is very nice to see...


In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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Bonjour trenchrat.

 

Actually, I never watch this bag on pictures A.E.F.

 

You can see the bag on this drawing.

 

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Bonjour trenchrat.

 

Actually, I never watch this bag on pictures A.E.F.

 

You can see the bag on this drawing.

 

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That is quite interesting, solcarlus! Is this part of a poster?

 


In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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TrenchRat,

 

Your collection and the manner in which it is displayed is phenomenal. I can only dream of having that much room and the resources to put together such wonderful uniform groupings. I would gladly purchase a ticket to view your collection if you ever decide to open it to the public!

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Hello Solcarlus,

 

That is a nice piece of work.

 

Interesting that the soldier in this drawing is wearing what almost looks to be model 1903 web gear? If so, I wonder if the grenade bag is actually a haversack?

What does the strap look like that holds the "bag" ?


In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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TrenchRat,

 

Your collection and the manner in which it is displayed is phenomenal. I can only dream of having that much room and the resources to put together such wonderful uniform groupings. I would gladly purchase a ticket to view your collection if you ever decide to open it to the public!

 

speeder3,

 

With a compliment such as that, your admission is free !!

Thanks so much for the kind words...

TR

 


In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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Hello Solcarlus,

 

That is a nice piece of work.

 

Interesting that the soldier in this drawing is wearing what almost looks to be model 1903 web gear? If so, I wonder if the grenade bag is actually a haversack?

What does the strap look like that holds the "bag" ?

I am also thinking about it.Difficult to define regarding

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Wonderful display. I cant even begin to imagine the time it took to find, assemble, and display each item. A true labor of love. I am also now a copycat. All my heads are now blacked out. I think it does add so much more to the headgear being displayed.

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Wonderful display. I cant even begin to imagine the time it took to find, assemble, and display each item. A true labor of love. I am also now a copycat. All my heads are now blacked out. I think it does add so much more to the headgear being displayed.

 

Thanks so much 4th Miss.

 

As you suggest, I have been at this for a long time. And yes, it is a real labor of love.

I look at all this as an homage to those men who's lives were interrupted, devastated or lost by that war (or any war for that matter) whether willingly or not.

I think caring for these objects is essential to the memory of an oft forgotten war.

 

Glad you find the blackened heads as useful as I do. I particularly like how a slight tilt or turn gives them an attitude of sorts...

 

Thanks again...

TR


In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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Here is another portion of my Navy display, although this one is a little undeveloped right now...

 

These are the service coats worn by Pay Clerk L. P. Holt.

I obtained these coats in two different auctions. It is a real shame that they stood the chance of being separated...

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In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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Closer view of Lt Holts service coats...

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In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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...and his insignia...

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In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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Here is my modest 27th NY Division display...

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In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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...and my modest 77th Empire Division display...

 

The shadow box of reunion ribbons, ID tag and the brass numerals "308" are from an officer of the 308th who joined the regiment following the 308th's ordeal in the Argonne...

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In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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Wonderful collection that is so well displayed. We all would benefit by adding a lot more effort into our displays/presentation. You've given us all much to think about.

 

Sorry if you've answered this already but where did you get the mannequins?


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Wonderful collection that is so well displayed. We all would benefit by adding a lot more effort into our displays/presentation. You've given us all much to think about.

 

Sorry if you've answered this already but where did you get the mannequins?

 

Thanks so much for the compliment, it is greatly appreciated...

 

I used to get all my torso's from eBay from one particular seller at a relatively decent price. Unfortunately that seller is no longer on eBay but appears to have moved to Amazon with what seems to be a somewhat different torso at a greater price. And only one size in the male form from what I can see. I used to get sizes 36, 38 and 40 back then. I am fortunate that I maxed out my space so I am not in a real need for mores torsos right now. If and when I get more room, I will have a problem...

 

Thanks again,

TR


In Memoriam



My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017



My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968



My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,


wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

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