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Yesterday I got to witness the gathering of three EGA gurus: Dr Fred Briuer, Tim Klie, and Mike Manifor. Lt Col Manifor held his retirement ceremony at the Marine Corps Museum and invited both authors. Neither Tim nor Fred had met each other before...so after the shaking of hands, both almost simultaneously said "I have your book". Both discussed follow-on publication plans and spoke of past collections seen, and new discoveries made since the publication of their books. Pretty enlightening afternoon.

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There's a lot of smarts in that picture, and Mike. ;-) Seriously though, those guys are encyclopedias of EGA knowledge.

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I'd rather be a sparrow than a snail, if I could I surely would....

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Outstanding! Best wishes for your future endeavors, Mike. Great to share the moment with these great USMC historians! Semper Fi to all present. Bob

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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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Thank you Jeremiah and Bob. Very humbled to have celebrated my career with Dirk and these fine gentlemen. A great and fun day.

Mike

Mike Manifor
Buying and selling Military Antiques. Specializing in hat and collar insignia (EGAs) of the USMC.
Top dollar paid.
info@eagleglobeandanchor.com
My website:www.eagleglobeandanchor.com

Visit my EGA reference section: http://www.eagleglobeandanchor.com/EGA_Reference_Section.html

 


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You could label that photo "the three wise men".

 

Mike Congratulations on your retirement! Thank you for your service to our country and to this hobby.

 

Semper Fi,

John

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Collector of Marine Corps Helicopter / Rotary aviation items from the late 1940s to present



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Seems like every time I turn around these past 12 months someone else I know in this gun club is retiring. Starting to get awfully lonely in these parts.

 

Congrats on the retirement. I hope you figured out what you want to be now that you have to grow up and stop playing GI Joe with your buddies all day.

 

I should probably start thinking about that myself, but I'm not ready to grow up yet.

-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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I was humbled to be in the audience for Mike's retirement. Standing next to Mike and with Fred I felt like an impostor. I may have written a book but my knowledge of EGAs is limited compared to the masters gathered. Thanks to all for a great time at the HMMC.

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