Red Devil Posted August 5, 2020 Share #1 Posted August 5, 2020 Greetings! I am proud to be the caretaker of part of a veteran's estate. The military items went up for auction, and if I had put together more of my research beforehand, I would have placed more bids! The veteran was a surgeon in the 506th PIR in 1956, later for the 10th SFG in Germany. He served two tours in Vietnam with various units including the 173rd Airborne, was posted to numerous medical commands, and retired a colonel in the 1980s. I was fortunate to acquire his named M1C (shown in greater detail here), 506th officer's Ridgeway cap, a cap with Ranger tab, and 50s era 506th patches and DIs. On the day I picked it up, I located several scarves sewn from parachute material and original copies of publications that have articles he wrote in them. I'm working to find examples of the patches for each unit he served with. Couple photos are below. All comments always welcomed! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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