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Hello all,

 

I picked up a parachutist badge at an estate auction today and they were dated and named. I'm still working on the details of the recipient. The back is engraved:

1-12-45

155

Ray La Bombard

 

I suppose 155 might be 155th Airborne Anti-Aircraft Battalion?

 

The potential match to the name might be the same trooper who went on to be in the 1st Special Forces...

 

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/109577213/raymond-e_-labombard

https://army.togetherweserved.com/army/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd=ShadowBoxProfile&type=Person&ID=297828

 

I've been hesitant to get into wings and this is my first pair of jump wings. I just wanted to post these for thoughts & opinions.

 

Thanks,

-Ryan :)

 

 

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Looking for Purple Hearts to service members from Roanoke Virginia and the surrounding area (Bedford, Botetourt, Vinton, Salem, Floyd, Franklin, Craig, Giles, etc.)

I'm willing to pay a premium. $$$

Also looking for:

Purple Hearts named to service members buried in the Normandy Cemetery or Arlington Cemetery.

Dog tags named to service members from Virginia.

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First Special Forces Team to deploy to Vietnam:

https://www.facebook.com/GreenBeretFoundation/posts/the-first-special-forces-team-to-deploy-to-vietnamfront-row-l-r-ssg-mike-morano-/10153185178491990/

 

 

If this is the guy, another member of the team he was on was the first official casualty in Vietnam.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Griffith_Cramer_Jr.


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155 Could be his class number at Jump School

 

Bill


"The Americans on this Island are not ordinary troops, but Marines, a special force recruited from jails and insane asylums for blood lust." -Japanese Newspaper found during the Battle of Guadalcanal - "They Got That Right!!" Chesty Puller

 

 

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Do you know what he died of?

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Do you know what he died of?

Assuming the links above are our guy...

 

M/Sgt Labombard died during a night water parachute jump off White Beach, Okinawa on 13 January 1959...


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.

 

-Without a witness, they just disappear.-

 

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Assuming the links above are our guy...

 

M/Sgt Labombard died during a night water parachute jump off White Beach, Okinawa on 13 January 1959...

Thank You Sir.

 

A Training Accident I see. I thought maybe a illness or something, heart attack etc.

 

Our Salute Sarge.

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Thanks for the input on these. If the NPRC ever re-opens I'll send off for his records.

 

Interestingly enough I picked up another pair of jump wings from a different source a couple days ago that are initialed and dated. I'll be posting those on here as well.

 

Thanks again :)

 

-Ryan


Looking for Purple Hearts to service members from Roanoke Virginia and the surrounding area (Bedford, Botetourt, Vinton, Salem, Floyd, Franklin, Craig, Giles, etc.)

I'm willing to pay a premium. $$$

Also looking for:

Purple Hearts named to service members buried in the Normandy Cemetery or Arlington Cemetery.

Dog tags named to service members from Virginia.

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