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22 minutes ago, Kurt Barickman said:

Yes I have had the book for years and I was a member of the 2nd Marine Division Association and was the historian for the Minnesota Chapter for years before it folded.

 

Kurt


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a great cause Kurt , im glad you now get to see his items. Reading the book and having the items really does tell the story 

 

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10 minutes ago, 1canpara said:

Wow! Amazing grouping Dean! Well done on keeping it together, to have it split up would have been criminal! 

 

I totally agree 

 

Thankyou my friend -

believe me I spent many hours keeping it together but I feel that all the work was well worth it. 

History saved for another day, preserved for the next caretaker 

 

- Dean 

 

 

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In the article Rogal is interviewed in this article although Wilbur Burgess is more the focus. Burgess is cited in Rogal’s book.

 

 

Kurt 

My hobby is my job and my job is my hobby. High School and University History Instructor

 

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Wow, this is outstanding! So glad you could keep it together! 

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Always looking for items from these men (family members):
Even if not to buy, to know where they are would be great.
Cornelius Doherty - 108th Field Artillery, Pennsylvania NG, WWI Joseph A. Doherty - 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd ID. KIA March 3, 1944.
Harry Riley - 62nd Armored Field Artillery Bn, Died August 13, 1944. Robert Lester Mahler - I/3/24, 4th Marine Div. WIA March 8, 1945.
Thomas R. Riley - USAAF Joshua L. Doherty - With a Seabee Unit, I believe.
Ens. Alex A. Gorski, USNR - Died as a POW, January 28, 1945. Capt. Henry Gorski, USN (ret.)
Remembering their service and sacrifice.

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Congrats Dean! A lot of effort went into obtaining and keeping this together. An amazing piece of combat history. Incredible it is so complete.

In safe hands!

 

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1 hour ago, Kurt Barickman said:

https://www.historynet.com/ordinary-marines-guadalcanals-lonely-patrol-during-world-war-ii.htm
 

 

here is an article you might find interesting as it relates to another Marine in A/1/2 on Guadalcanal.

 

Kurt


kurt I Thankyou for the article, I have a typed document from Williams friend who served with him. He also wrote a book ! 
 

I’ll post when home, 

I’m suprised how many members have read the book.

 

Really amazing stuff 

"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

Always looking for ww2 USMC items, helmets and any camo'd items

 

 

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31 minutes ago, patrick_usmc said:

Wow, this is outstanding! So glad you could keep it together! 


Thankyou Patrick 

the time and effort really paid off,

I’m so glad so many members have enjoyed the thread 

"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

Always looking for ww2 USMC items, helmets and any camo'd items

 

 

"thinking outside of the box"

 

New website

 

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25 minutes ago, MCDUFF said:

Congrats Dean! A lot of effort went into obtaining and keeping this together. An amazing piece of combat history. Incredible it is so complete.

In safe hands!

 


I’m humbled Graham by all the kind comments - 

another I'm excited to show you in hand 

 

- Dean 

 

 

"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

Always looking for ww2 USMC items, helmets and any camo'd items

 

 

"thinking outside of the box"

 

New website

 

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Dean,

 

A wonderful grouping and history. You deserve this grouping after your efforts to keep it together..

 

Well done

 

Leigh 

"Pain is only Weakness Leaving the Body"

MSG Leigh E Smith Jr
US Army (Retired)

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8 minutes ago, Rakkasan187 said:

Dean,

 

A wonderful grouping and history. You deserve this grouping after your efforts to keep it together..

 

Well done

 

Leigh 


Leigh I Thankyou for your kind comment , 

Thanks for looking 

 

yours

Dean 

"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

Always looking for ww2 USMC items, helmets and any camo'd items

 

 

"thinking outside of the box"

 

New website

 

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5 minutes ago, kammo-man said:

Amazing set of camouflage and well documented

Owen


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Thanks O 

I knew the camo would be something to your taste 

"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

Always looking for ww2 USMC items, helmets and any camo'd items

 

 

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What member of the 2nd Division wrote the book you mentioned; if I don’t have it I would like to find a copy?

Kurt

My hobby is my job and my job is my hobby. High School and University History Instructor

 

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4 minutes ago, Kurt Barickman said:

What member of the 2nd Division wrote the book you mentioned; if I don’t have it I would like to find a copy?

Kurt


I’ll get you a copy of it this evening 

 

yours

 

Dean 

"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

Always looking for ww2 USMC items, helmets and any camo'd items

 

 

"thinking outside of the box"

 

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If anyone else would like to know the rosters or read some of the battle reports please let me know 

 

- Dean 

"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

Always looking for ww2 USMC items, helmets and any camo'd items

 

 

"thinking outside of the box"

 

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2 hours ago, katieony said:

What a great and historic group!!!  Thank you for sharing the images and his story!

 

Mike


Thanks Mike 

happy to have done the thread, nice that members had read the book and can now see Bills combat uniform. 

 

Brings you a little closer to him 

 

- Dean 
 

"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

Always looking for ww2 USMC items, helmets and any camo'd items

 

 

"thinking outside of the box"

 

New website

 

https://combatusedmilitaria.com

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