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My great uncle, Technical Sergeant George Christel, in 1941:

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His grave in Rahway, New Jersey:

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Jeff C.

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Leland W. Kesler USMC Paramarine B/1 H co. 26th reg 5th marine divsion kia Iwo JIma

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PUNCH BOWL HAWAII


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One soldier who I have adopted, after recently buying his last canteen set.

USAAF S/Sgt Leo Kirschner

ASN# 13078298

9th Air Force

Downed under Germany, January 22th, 1945

 

He have 6 brothers and 3 of them are enlisted during ww2 ( one served in 1st Marine div, one served in a USMC SP unit of Atlantic Fleet and a other served in 3rd Army)

 

Titular of Air Medal with 9 oaks leafs clusters

 

He is buried in Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, near city of Hamm, Luxembourg

 

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Thierry


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"We,departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sand of time"

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I cannot believe that I missed this INCREDIBLE thread. This is my great uncle, SSGT Raymond Dentino, 325th GIR. His items, and researching his unit, is what turned me from the "dark side" and put me firmly in place on the bench of the good guys team. My middle name is Ray, for him, as is my fathers. Just one of many who gave all so that we might live as we do today! RIP Ray, rest well. :salute:

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Always looking for 325th G.I.R. and WWII USMC items!
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My grandfather.

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David
U.S. Air Force 1979-1986 ... Served in the Air Force Communications Command
Collecting U.S. Military Uniform Buttons and U.S. Air Force Communications Patches.

US Military Uniform Buttons Interesting Facts

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/173001-us-military-uniform-buttons-interesting-facts/

 

Wanted: USAF Communications patches (link below)

https://docs.google....ZjgyZDc5NzFiOGE


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My father-in-law, wounded in the Battle of Guadalcanal, his ship was sunk.

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David
U.S. Air Force 1979-1986 ... Served in the Air Force Communications Command
Collecting U.S. Military Uniform Buttons and U.S. Air Force Communications Patches.

US Military Uniform Buttons Interesting Facts

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/173001-us-military-uniform-buttons-interesting-facts/

 

Wanted: USAF Communications patches (link below)

https://docs.google....ZjgyZDc5NzFiOGE


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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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Your not forgotten bro... :salute:

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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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"Excerpt from his Medal of Honor Citation:

Courageously resolved to hold his position at all cost, he fired his weapon until it ceased to function. Then, with the enemy only 5 yards away, he charged from his foxhole in the face of certain death and clubbed the enemy with his rifle in hand-to-hand combat until he was killed. At dawn 105 enemy dead were found around his position. Sgt. McGill's intrepid stand was an inspiration to his comrades and a decisive factor in the defeat of a fanatical enemy."

 

I haven't read them all, but have yet to read another Medal of Honor citation that includes the phrase "clubbed the enemy." He gave his life to protect his fellow soldiers, but he didn't let them off cheap, that's for sure.


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Photo borrowed from "findagrave.com" for reference and educational purposes.

 

Excerpt from Henry Johnson's Distinguished Service Cross citation:

"The Germans continued to advance, and as they were about to be captured Private Johnson drew his bolo knife from his belt and attacked the Germans in a hand-to-hand encounter. Even though having sustained three grenade and shotgun wounds from the star, Private Johnson went to the rescue of his fellow soldier who was being taken prisoner by the enemy. He kept on fighting until the Germans were chased away."


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Nathan Bedford Forrest

One of my hero's since I was old enough to read! I know he is controversal, but he was military genius. I read a quote one time where someone ask Rommel where he learned his tactics and he refered to the fact that he had studied Forrest. Shelby Foote said that he was probably the greatest military strategist of the war. He is buried right in the middle of downtown Memphis.

 

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Always looking for 70th Division(The Trailblazers) items or photos.

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I took these photos of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's grave near Golden, CO last summer. His MOH is located in a museum in Wyoming.

 

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My Grandfather. Air Crash Firefighter. Buried where he was born in Scotts Hill, TN.

 

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Always searching for items from 83rd Div (WWII), 3rd Div (Korea), and anything related to the Civil War in Arkansas or Missouri! Will buy or trade!

 

In memory of Pvt Roland L. Gates, Co G, 2nd Bn, 15th Inf, 3rd Division. KIA 15 June 1953 defending Outpost Harry.

 

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Pvt. Roland L. Gates, Co G, 15th Inf, 3rd Div. KIA along with many of his comrades 15 June 53 in Korea while defending Outpost Harry, Chorwon, Korea. Roland is a cousin to me (2 generations removed). Remembered as a kind and fun-loving kid who never had the chance to grow up. If you've never heard of what happened at Outpost Harry (most haven't), check out this website: http://www.ophsa.org/ Arguably one of the most ferocious and important battles of the Korean War, it helped expedite the armistice agreement. The 3rd ID, 5th RCT, Greeks, and ROK deserve much more credit for what they accomplished here. In all 5 different companies recieved the Distinguished Unit Citation for this battle (the most in infantry history for this type of engagement), and Sgt Ola L. Mize earned the Medal of Honor. An amazing and moving documentary on Outpost Harry titled "Hold at all Cost" will air this memorial day on PBS.

 

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Always searching for items from 83rd Div (WWII), 3rd Div (Korea), and anything related to the Civil War in Arkansas or Missouri! Will buy or trade!

 

In memory of Pvt Roland L. Gates, Co G, 2nd Bn, 15th Inf, 3rd Division. KIA 15 June 1953 defending Outpost Harry.

 

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My eight grade history teacher and good friend Sherman J. Oyler Jr.

 

Sherm was a paratrooper in the 502nd PIR of the 101st Airborne Division. Every year in his history class, he would dress up in his jump suit and actually jump off his desk. As a kid I was enthralled! I kept up my contact with Sherm and his wife Joyce, an English war bride and was with them until they passed. I actually held Sherm's hand when he passed. That was many years ago, but I still miss him!

 

I took the photo of the headstone last Memorial Day after i had scrubbed down his and several other veterans' grave markers. that's why the marker is wet. I could not believe the unbelieveably POOR condition of the markers in the veterans' section of the cemetary.

 

Allan

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Never under-estimate the power of prayer.

 

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Dale Mabry, died at the controls of the semi-rigid airship "Roma" in 1922, which ended US interest in hydrogen-fueled airships.

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Next week I'll get photos of Bill Mauldin's grave at Arlington...

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a shame that a MOH recipient's stone has been allowed to fall into such a weathered state


-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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My dad didn't want any kind of funeral, memorial service, or to be put into a cemetery so we had a simple memorial stone put at the Orting Soldiers Home. His wish was to be cremated and he wanted his ashes spread over Mt. Rainier so a friend from work who is a pilot did that. I spend a lot of time at the mountain all year long hiking or snowshoeing and when it's not raining or cloudy the mountain is always in view. I like that much better than going to a cemetery so I guess dad knew what he was doing. He was Army from 41-47 and then went with the AF and retired in 1961.

 

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HHC 3/39th Inf. Bn., 9th ID 76-79
IAFF L-726 - retired.

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