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Here is a recent pick up.

 

M1917 IV Corps helmet and dog tags. This helmet is named / ID'd with the soldier’s Initials “H.M.” and his dog tags including his full service number.

 

ID'd to “Haroutune Hagop Mardoian”, Born February 2nd, 1895, who migrated to the United States on May 3rd, 1913 from Aintab, Armenia on the vessel “George Washington”. “Haroutune Hagop Mardoian” then changed his name to “Harry Hagop Mardoian” and attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1914 and Harvard 1916-1917 to become an Engineer.

 

He enlisted / drafted into the US Army on June 3rd, 1918 and served until June 24th 1919, being honorably discharged.

 

In a nut shell he served as a PFC in Co. B. 301st Engineers, 76th Div (4th Corps)

 

Here is a cut and paste of some of the details of his military service found;

 

MARDOIAN, H. H. (I) Pvt. 1 cl., Engrs. Pvt., Engrs., 3 June ‘18; Pvt. I cl,. 16 Sept. 301st Engrs. (formerly 76th Div.) 4th Corps, 3 June ’18 A.E.F., 14 July ’18 – 24 June ’19. St. Mihiel Offensive, 12-13 Sept.; Woevre Sector, 14-25 Sept.; Meuse-Moselle Sector, 29 Sept. " 11 Nov.; Army of Occupation, 17 Nov. '18 – 11 May ’19.

 

After returning to the United States he successfully became a Naturalized Citizen of the United States on June 23rd, 1919
and a Civil Engineer.

 

Harry H. Mardoian Lived out his life in New Haven Connecticut and Died September 12th, 1961.

 

Troy

 

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USMC 2/2 Fox Co 0311 & 1st Recon Bn Delta Co. 0321. 1986 - 1995 (Desert Storm 90/91)

US Army Long Range Surveillance Co F 425th INF ABN LRS Team 1-6 2003 - 2005 (Iraqi Freedom 03/04)

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I was going to pick up one of these at an Army Navy store that was going out of business after many years. When I was trying to decide which one I wanted, I noticed the names inside. I don't think the people at the store realized they had a father and son set. These were both in the display window of the store.

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post-151300-0-47289700-1461910059.jpgI was going to pick up one of these at an Army Navy store that was going out of business after many years. When I was trying to decide which one I wanted, I noticed the names inside. I don't think the people at the store realized they had a father and son set. These were both in the display window of the store.

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Thanks! It's not really what I specialize in, but I couldn't stand to see a father/son set get broken up. I've had a hard time searching the son's records (although it's interesting to note that his unit; G Co., 109th Infantry, 28th ID was the company that Pvt Eddie Slovik was assigned to serve with before he was executed). I have, however found record of the father in the 5th Marines: Robert E. Odell was a corporal and clerk in regimental HQ, 5th Marine Regiment.

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Here is todays yard sale find. 42nd Division painted M1917. I was thrilled to get this. Rare to find this stuff here in Texas. Has one Inital on chin strap "L" Complete liner & chin strap. Faint 42nd "Rainbow" Nice US on front. Hope the pictures come out.

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Pvt. James H. Honey 1st Md. Eastern shore Vol. Inf. Co. D (union) Gettysburg
Pvt. George Eddie Lear 26th Inf. Co.H 1st Div .(WW1) P.H. WIA Cpl. Richard Elsea 268th C.A. Bn. Battery A. WW2 SSgt. Grant Elsea 314th Inf. Hq.Co. I.R.79thDiv. WW2
Cpl. Harry Lawrence Butler Jr 23rd Regt. WIA Korea Lt. George Olin Tilghman 111th MG. 29th Div. WW1 DIS France 1919
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Now that is really cool, especially at a garage sale! Did they have any history to go with it?

 

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USMC 2/2 Fox Co 0311 & 1st Recon Bn Delta Co. 0321. 1986 - 1995 (Desert Storm 90/91)

US Army Long Range Surveillance Co F 425th INF ABN LRS Team 1-6 2003 - 2005 (Iraqi Freedom 03/04)

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Nice find. Dave!

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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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This has not arrived yet but I could not wait for opinions. So I will use the sellers. I like the rust and fading etc, A keeper ?? I hope so. Not USMC but maybe could have been. :) Richard

 

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Wanted: WWI ID'ed USMC Green Wool Uniform and ANYTHING documented to my Dad's Iwo Jima outfit: 21st Marines 3rd Div.

Items marked "Marquet, Marquett, or Marquette"

 

 

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This has not arrived yet but I could not wait for opinions. So I will use the sellers. I like the rust and fading etc, A keeper ?? I hope so. Not USMC but maybe could have been. :) Richard

 

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I would still like comments on this helmet. Thanks in advance. Richard

Wanted: WWI ID'ed USMC Green Wool Uniform and ANYTHING documented to my Dad's Iwo Jima outfit: 21st Marines 3rd Div.

Items marked "Marquet, Marquett, or Marquette"

 

 

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This has not arrived yet but I could not wait for opinions. So I will use the sellers. I like the rust and fading etc, A keeper ?? I hope so. Not USMC but maybe could have been. :) Richard

 

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Looks fine.Typical greens,browns,yellows

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Here is a beauty I just picked up. I'd to a "severly wounded" member of Company M, 3rd Infantry Regiment. Paul Commentucci.

You mean 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Division? The 3rd Infantry Regiment spent WW1 on the Mexican border.

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Possible balloon squadron? No ID or other markings. Still a very nice scenery painted helmet... Collectors are buying German spiked helmets for 300-500, when they could be buying these beauties... Seen one spiked helmet, you've seen them all.

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Two different 40th Division helmets.

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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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I really like these mural helmets. Art work and militaria... class and power all in one.

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