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Hello everybody

 

As mentioned in the title I 'm come from France.

 

I m interssed by a lot of subject like WW1, WW2, 1st Vietnam war, the US vietnam war and also the french Algerian war....

I started the military collection at 10 yo, now I m 28 yo and I still collect the uniforms

 

Also my great father was an american Soldier who came during the WW2: John Peter Sileikis he enlisted in 1942 at Chicago. I 'm also here to find more information about him.

 

Hope to meet you again in this sweet forum and sorry by advance for my poor english :excl:

 

A.S.

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Your English is fine! Don't worry about that at all.

 

Welcome to the forum!


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Always interested in the 166th Infantry, 42nd Division, A.E.F.

Quality WW1 studio portraits and real photo postcards of Distinguished Service Cross recipients; showing steel helmets; or other interesting content.

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howdy, welcome aboard

 

And don't worry, your English is perfectly understandable and a hell of a lot better than my French!

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Hello, and welcome to the forum. Glad to have you.

 

Found a couple of things on John Peter Sileikis.

 

Source: Fold3

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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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Source: Fold3

WWII Draft Registration

 

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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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toitoine66 sent me some pictures of John P. Sileikis and his dog tag via PM and said he didn't mind me posting them for him, so here they are.

 

Thank you so much for your relatives service!

 

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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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Welcome aboard


"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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howdy, welcome aboard

 

And don't worry, your English is perfectly understandable and a hell of a lot better than my French!

And a lot better than more than a few America born folks.

Welcome!


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Thanks you guys for your welcoming it's very apreciated. And thanks to Aznation for his work about my great father that was really sweet

 

A.S.

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Welcome Frenchie...

Here is where your Grandpa lived back in the day. Cannot say what floor.

 

417 E 62nd street, Chicago, Illinois.

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And here is where he worked. Now the Hilton Hotel.

 

725 South Wabash, Chicago

 

Welcome aboard.

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Holy cow... I never notice the Stevens Hotel was the bigest Hotel in the world in the 30's... wow thanks a lot for thoses informations...

 

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I will start a post about the war story of my grand ma and my grand pa in WWII France

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