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Just picked up this complete USN submariner's uniform from the SS Cutlass. He lived a town away from me but sadly passed away in 1992. I found his grave and military documents. His name is Rudolph M Sanstrom. His uniform is private purchase and in amazing condition. The submariner's sleeve patch is bullion. I even found his business card inside his hat. This is the first submariner's uniform I've had in my collection. I'll post a photo of his grave later. I knew the grave was his because it has the submariner insignia engraved on the bottom. Please let me know if anyone can find a photo of him. Thanks and enjoy!

 

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Really nice uniform. Congrats!

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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: Find-A-Grave

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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: WWII Memorial Webpage

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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: FamilySearch.org

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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: FamilySearch.org

 

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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: FamilySearch.org

 

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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: FamilySearch.org

 

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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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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

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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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Rudolph's brother served in the US Marine Corps in WWII.

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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: Newspapers.com

 

Publication: Hartford Courant

Location: Hartford, Connecticut

Issue Date: Wednesday, October 28, 1992

Page: Page 77

 

Rudolph M. Sanstrom; 66, of 196 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, formerly of Roger Street, Hartford, was pronounced dead Monday (Oct. 26) at the Shoreline Clinic, Essex. He was the husband of Doris (Sandstrom) Sanstrom. He was born in New Britain, Dec. 18, 1925, son of the late Emil and , Hannah (Johnson) Sanstrom, and had lived in Westbrook since 1955. Mr. Sanstrom was an electrical, contractor in the shoreline area before retiring. He was a member of the Westbrook Congregational Church, and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of U.S. Submarine Veterans WW II, a Thames River Chapter, Sampson WW-II Navy Veteran, S-X Sportsman Association, Essex, was formerly an assistant scout master for Westbrook Boy Scout Troop No. 38, and an active member for many years. Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Walter E. (Claire) Sanstrom of Essex; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Judy) Jackson of Moodus, and Mrs. Gunnar (Sherry) Johnson of Exeter, R.I., a brother, Edgar Sanstrom of Avon and four grandchildren. Funeral service will be Thursday, 2:30p.m., in Westbrook Congregational Church. Burial, with full military honors, will be in Indian River Cemetery, Clinton. Friends may call at the Swan Funeral Home, 1224 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, today, 6-8 p.m. Contributions may be made to West- brook Ambulance Association Boston Post Road, Westbrook.

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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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The sub badge on the grave is interesting. Is that something you placed there or is it attached to the monument? Wonder if the local Submarine Veterans chapter would have done that??

 

That's a nice uniform by the way, glad you can give it a good home.

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