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Larry Germain

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I haven't been the most active here for a bit, sadly this wasn't how I expected to kick it off.

 

For years my father has been fighting Stage 4 Colon Cancer & Lymphoma III. He was a standup man with an amazing prior career in entertainment (Jesus Christ Superstar, Snoopy!!!, Return to Gilligans Island, Return to the Batcave, Brady Bunch Home Videos, and so so much more) and theater. Upon his diagnosis, he became doctors' miracle patient and even went into remission. Recently, the cancer spread to his brain and we remained in high hopes until he made his decision. He passed with his family by his side.

 

Not only was he extremely supportive for endeavors, he helped launch my career and even took a liking to this "history stuff."

 

He will be missed.

 

10/12/1956 - 12/20/2018

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Actively Seeking:

WW2 USN/USMC Attributed/Named Purple Heart Groups

WW2 USN/USMC Combat Aviation Groups

 

WW2 and Prior USN/USMC Medal Groups

 

Contact me if you have something

 



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Let the memories of your father provide you with comfort and serve as guidance.


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Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.

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Sorry for you loss History Man, I lost my dad to colon cancer in 2008 and life hasn't been the same since. Hope you and your family are able to find healing.

 

Pat


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So sorry for the loss of your father. He sounds like a great man to have known and loved as family. Remember the good times you shared. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.


***WANTED*** Uniforms to Pearl Harbor Survivors.

Wanted: USN uniforms to Pearl Harbor survivors & WWII sunk ship survivors. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/264131-wanted-uniforms-to-pearl-harbor-and-sunk-ships-survivors/

 

WANTED - seriously interested in named Chief/Senior/Master TORPEDOMAN USN uniforms from the 1950s-1960s-1970s, and named USN jumpers or CPO coats from WWII. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/321179-wanted-torpedoman-uniforms-named-1920s-1970s/

 

"All Torpedoes running Hot, Straight and Normal."

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Philip,

 

Im sorry for your loss. Remember the times you shared and continue to make him proud.

 

-Austin


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I'm sorry to read of the loss of your father. Something that always brought me some peace and comfort when I lost my father was the fact that although physically he was no longer with me, his spirit and wonderful memories remained here with me and in my heart. I hope and pray that you experience the same comfort even though it will still be a tough road for awhile. When my pop used to take us hiking and we complained of being tired and not wanting to take another step forward, he would always just tell us to keep putting one foot in front of the other, and that's what we did. You and your family are in my prayers as you're going through this most difficult time. God Bless and may your father rest in sweet peace. Take care.


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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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I had wondered just two days about you Philip - I know your must father have been quite proud of you. God comfort you and your family now.



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God Bless you, your family and your Dad. Sooner or later we all suffer the loss, Its hard, but I believe God takes us when he is ready for us. I know the loss. My dad passed in 2007. Not a day goes by I don't think of him. There are times when I still feel his presence. You will too. When my Dad passed I thanked God for him and my time spent with him. Remember the lessons taught, the stories he shared and the good times. RIP. Kindest regards.



Pvt. James H. Honey 1st Md. Eastern shore Vol. Inf. Co. D (union) Gettysburg
Pvt. George Eddie Lear 26th Inf. Co.H 1st Div .(WW1) P.H. WIA Cpl. Richard Elsea 268th C.A. Bn. Battery A. WW2 SSgt. Grant Elsea 314th Inf. Hq.Co. I.R.79thDiv. WW2
Cpl. Harry Lawrence Butler Jr 23rd Regt. WIA Korea Lt. George Olin Tilghman 111th MG. 29th Div. WW1 DIS France 1919
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Condolences to you and your family..

 

Leigh


"Pain is only Weakness Leaving the Body"

MSG Leigh E Smith Jr
US Army (Retired)

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Sorry for you loss. Prayers to you and your family.

Mark


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Im very sorry to hear the sad news.....mike


Always looking for and buying 50's era 11th Airborne/ 187th ARCT/ 82nd Airborne tac mark painted jump helmets!



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Philip- sorry to hear of your dad's passing. May God comfort you during this difficult time - dave


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Philip, Very sorry to hear about your fathers passing. May he Rest In Peace.


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" We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "

View my website honoring the men and women of Indiana: http://indianavets.wix.com/indiana-at-war and follow my updates on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/IndianaModernAgeofWar/
Interested in US uniforms? Join the Association of American Military Uniform Collectors! http://aamuc.org/or find us on Facebook! facebook.com/AAMUC.ORG

 

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So sorry to hear of yours, and your family's great loss Philip. My prayers are with all of you.


"There is no such thing as an expert, only students with different levels of education."
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Sorry for your loss, Philip. :(


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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Lost my dad two years ago and my mom is in the hospital now so I feel the pain. Its now your turn to try and fill his shoes. Those of us who had a dad involved in our lives are lucky. Say strong.


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GOD Bless Texas And All That Serve Her

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Sorry for your loss Philip, my condolences go out to you and your family.


RJ

Always looking for WWII era 45th Infantry related items

"Semper Anticus"

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So so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers going out to you and your family.


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Condolences for his loss, may he rest in peace.


"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."

*Sherlock Holmes in "A Scandal in Bohemia"*

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Sorry for your loss, Philip. Condolences to you and your family.


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"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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So sorry for your loss Phillip! May God be with and keep you and your family.


Always looking for 325th G.I.R. and WWII USMC items!
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Phillip,

My prayers for you and your family that you find peace. Your dads legacy is you and your fine character.


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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