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Antique mall find to Corporal Richard Howser- hoping for more Info!

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This was a somewhat recent find in an antique mall in Normal Illinois while visiting some family there in January. Everything pictured was found all together in a small box and for a great price. Did some digging but didn't find a ton. Richard Hoswer served from April 24th 1942 to November 14th 1945 in France, Germany, and possibly England. He lived and passed away in Normal, which is of course where I found this grouping. hoping to find more info on Richard P. Howser and his service, and any help is appreciated!

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Yours Truly,

 

Nic Talley

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reverse pics and close up of 1936 German Tinnie- an assumed bring back item

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Yours Truly,

 

Nic Talley

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reverse of GCM. Note the error in the engraving

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Yours Truly,

 

Nic Talley

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Other than his draft card and obituary, these were the only things I could really find on his service

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Yours Truly,

 

Nic Talley

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Nice Find! These are the best to come across I feel!

 

Robin-


I Collect USMC WWII uniforms, gear, patches, insignia. medals and ribbons. I also sell and trade Militaria of primarily the U.S. Military.

 

R.Delaney

 

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Nice group. Everything looks period except for the American Campaign Medal. That one looks like a later replacement.

The German tinnie is for the 1st of May, 1936 Labor Day celebration. These were produced in large numbers. If you brush it with a plastic brush (don't use a wire brush!) under some running water, you may be able to get some of the zinc corrosion off.

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