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I just picked up an extremely nice Cattaraugus 225-Q and on the back of the sheath was the former owner’s name and ASN.  Can any one check if there is any info available on Stanley Levengood ASN 33137518?  Thanks!

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Looked up the ASN on the WWII enlistment, but names don't match:

 

https://wwii-enlistment.com/search/?q=33137518&select=asn&quick-search=1

 

I think this is going to be your guy . . . one number differnt, so maybe it is faint on your knife?

 

https://wwii-enlistment.com/record/33187518/

 

 

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Going with the Levengood . . . Here is what I'm finding. 

 

His PA Vet Compensation form was amended, so you'll see the correction -

 

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WWII Draft Card:

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1939 Boyertown High School:

 

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The Mercury (PA) - Aug. 1942 -

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Pottstown Mercury - March 1945 - the article was originally scanned with the edge cut off so this is the best I could do -

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Stratasfan:  Thank you so much.  You are absolutely correct, Stanley F. Levengood owned the knife.  I had missed one digit on his service number and you correctly identified him.  It’s pretty interesting that he was in the Coast Guard stationed in the Aleutian Islands.  This was a very luck eBay purchase, no one else bid.  Here are a couple of photos of the knife.  Thanks again!  The info you provided will stay with the knife going forward.  Thanks for your service Stanley F. Levengood!

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for the pics! That's super fun to see! I love finding guys who served in the Aleutians. Makes me think about Uncle Harold. :) Very nice knife and I bet you are thrilled! :) I know I sure would be!

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BryanJ, great knife. I love those 225-Q knives. They're real beasts. ...and named to boot. They were made not too far from me in western NY, as were a lot of WW2 knives. Stratasfan, wonderful work. You've helped me on several occasions and it's been very much appreciated.

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Big time thanks to Stratasfan!  Well, you know, it’s kind of funny about those Cattaraugus knives.  For a long time they got minimal attention.  While other WWII knives increased in value and were highly sought after, the Cattaraugus knives were thought of as a Navy knife used only to open boxes and crates.  However, Bill Walters wrote up a great history of those knives, explaining that they were a general issue field knife just like a Kabar, Mark II, etc.  In reality, the Cattaraugus knives are a beast, heavy duty, and if I had to pick my knife of choice to serve in WWII, it would be a  225-Q.  The one in the photo is as sharp as a razor blade.  

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