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

Since I first aquired this pic - I understand his MoH grave site has been "rediscovered" and an organization in Philly had a rehab performed - hoping for a new photo one some day...



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

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My grandfather Thomas Lyons (1st Lt during WWII with the 385th Regiment, 76th Division) and my grandma. His ashes were put into her casket whenever she was buried. Will always miss them both. :salute: RIP you two.

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Visit My 76th Division Collection Website!

http://76thdivisioncollection.blogspot.com/

Always looking for 76th Infantry Division Items and Information!!

385th, 304th, and 417th Infantry Regiments : 355th, 364th, 901st, 302nd Field Artillery Battalions

301st Medical and 301st Engineer Battalions


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I recently aquired and am caretaker for Pvt Barnwell's things

and was able to visit his grave very close by. He was killed in the Cotentin fighting June 21, 1944. I have the honor of caretaking the Purple Hearts for these other two soldiers. Sgt. De Vorl who was killed in the fighting just prior to the breakout and his grave is at the Normandy Cemetery and Pfc. Haldeman who rests at Henri-Chapelle in Belgium and killed near Aachen Germany

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RIP Molly...Oct. 2000 - July 2013 For 13 years you have been my best friend and companion, giving love and asking only for love in return. May you rest now, free from your pain. I will miss you girl, and will keep you in my heart forever....the sweetest dog and best friend ever! I'll see you again one day.


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I recently aquired and am caretaker for Pvt Barnwell's things

and was able to visit his grave very close by. He was killed in the Cotentin fighting June 21, 1944. I have the honor of caretaking the Purple Hearts for these other two soldiers. Sgt. De Vorl who was killed in the fighting just prior to the breakout and his grave is at the Normandy Cemetery and Pfc. Haldeman who rests at Henri-Chapelle in Belgium and killed near Aachen Germany

 

Ironically, I've seen this marker. I remember wondering if there was any relation to the future Sci-Fi author Joe Haldeman. My grandad is buried near where the arrow is pointing. All the way to the front right corner of the cemetery as one is looking at it from the colonnades.

 

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Learn to ride hard, shoot straight, dance well and so live that you can, if necessary, look any man in the eye and tell him to go to Hell! US Cavalry Manual, 1923

 

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Just an outstanding young man, RIP Marine.

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My granddads resting place. Henri-Chappelle, Belgium. This was taken on Memorial Day, 2001.

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This was put there by my children in 2002 while I was deployed and not able to attend.

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Chalking from marker, done in '93, with newspaper clipping of KIA notice.

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Learn to ride hard, shoot straight, dance well and so live that you can, if necessary, look any man in the eye and tell him to go to Hell! US Cavalry Manual, 1923

 

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Gary Gibson was a C-130 pilot for his entire career. He graduated from Portland high School in 1966, got commissioned in the air force in 1967, and served over 30 years on active and reserve status. He returned to Portland and worked for the local health department and was a Boy Scout troop leader. Just a great guy, sure do miss him.

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This man was a true Marine. Armed only with his .45, he climbed up on a Japanese tank in the heat of battle and knocked out the tank commander with his helmet before blowing the tank up with grenades. His citation for his Navy Cross reads:

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Private Jay C. Blakely (MCSN: 232785), United States Marine Corps (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty while serving as a Member of an Engineer Demolition Squad of Company A, First Engineer Battalion, FIRST Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces on Peleliu, Palau Islands, on 15 September 1944. When a hostile tank, which was unable to advance during an intense counterattack against our lines, withdrew in reverse and continued to fire at our defending troops, Private Blakely immediately jumped on the enemy vehicle and, knocking the enemy turret gunner to the ground, dropped several hand grenades inside the tank, killing the rest of the crew and putting the tank out of operation, thereby saving the lives of many of his comrades who might have been annihilated by the tank fire. His outstanding courage and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

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1st Sgt Fred Mueller 101st Airborne Div 501st P.I.R H/D.Co.

K.I.A JUNE 6TH 1944 From Iowa Recieved the Purple Hart

(A.S.N) Army Service Number : 17169758.

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http://www.Paratrooper1944.Com/

https://www.facebook.com/paratrooper1944

IN MEMORY OF IRISH/AMERICANS FROM MY COUNTY.
Cpl: Patrick Gallagher, 3rd U.S.M.C Div K.I.A 30/03/1967 Navy Cross
Sgt: Patrick Nevin, B.Co. 1st Bn, 12th Cav, 1st CAVALRY Div K.I.A 23/02/1966

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Here is also a Monument in my town of local people that served

in the United States Armed forces from the surounding local area of Irish Men.

 

Also Bob Gallagher USMC who Recieved the Congressional Medal Of Honour

in Da Nang Vietnam for saving his Fellow Marines lives by throwing him self on a live Grenade.

 

John King USN Recieved Two Congressional Medals Of Honour

and has a Ship Named after him Called USS John King DDG-3.

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http://www.Paratrooper1944.Com/

https://www.facebook.com/paratrooper1944

IN MEMORY OF IRISH/AMERICANS FROM MY COUNTY.
Cpl: Patrick Gallagher, 3rd U.S.M.C Div K.I.A 30/03/1967 Navy Cross
Sgt: Patrick Nevin, B.Co. 1st Bn, 12th Cav, 1st CAVALRY Div K.I.A 23/02/1966

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Last year I adopted the grave of Private First Class James F. Thompson of A Company, 44th Armored Infantry Battalion, 6th Armored Division. On the 8th of February 1945 he was seriously wounded in Germany when he was shot in his head whilst saving the life of a medic who was pinned down by enemy fire. Five days later, on the 13th of February, he died of his wounds at the 109th Evacuation Hospital at Amberloup, Belgium. Private First Class Thompson was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his heroic action and was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart. He is now resting on the American Military War Cemetery at Henri-Chapelle, Belgium. I have been searching for his wife, brother and three sisters for almost a year now but with no luck, but the search continues to honor one of the many brave and courageous soldiers who gave their life in the liberation of Europe.

 

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On May 5 1944 1st Lt. Ralph M. Jones, Jr. a co-pilot with VMB-413 took off from Green Island with his crew aboard a PBJ Mitchell on a mission to attack the Japanese fighter base at Tobera (located south of Rabaul). The PBJ was flying at a "medium" altitude over Tobera when the port engine was struck by AA fire (see photo).post-35406-1317080336.jpg

 

The plane impacted the ground at high speed killing all seven on board. (along with the regular crew was a photographer/ historian with the 2nd Amphibious Corps).

 

The Japanese buried the crew's remains in the impact crater. Later, in 1949 the wreckage was discovered with the what was left of one unidentified crew member. The remains were interred at the Arlington National Cemetery. (see picture).

 

Later that May, the Jones family received two pieces of correspondence. One was a letter from Jones who informed his parents about his recent promotion to first lieutenant. The second was a telegram informing the Jones' that their son was MIA "somewhere" in the Pacific.

 

In the late 1990's additional crew remains were recovered and through DNA all remains were specifically identified and returned to their families. Lt. Jones was returned to his family and was buried in the family plot in the Oak Hill Cemetery located in Griffin, GA.

 

Semper Fi


Looking for: Fourth/ Seventh Rhode Island Infantry items


Purple Heart : Robert L. Freitag KIA ETO 2/11/45


Any US/German items with the last name "Freitag"


also, war-related posters



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Memorial to the crewmen of PBJ Mitchell 35143 in Arlington National Cemetery

 

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Cadet Ralph M. Jones, Jr. during flight training 1942

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Final resting place of 1st Lt. Ralph Jones, Jr. at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Griffin, Ga.

 

(photos courtesy of VMB-413)


Looking for: Fourth/ Seventh Rhode Island Infantry items


Purple Heart : Robert L. Freitag KIA ETO 2/11/45


Any US/German items with the last name "Freitag"


also, war-related posters



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Lt Col Orson Moulton 25th Mass Vol Inf. Wounded and taken prisoner at Cold Harbor June 3rd 1864. Released in Dec 1864 in a prisoner exchange. Buried in Springfield Mass. The picture is from 1861 as a Lt.

 

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Bvt BrigGen, Colonel William Washington Russell - my 7th great grandfather, at Arlington

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HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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My uncle Lou - Gunner 1st Class with the CAC in France 1918-1919. Enlisted to serve in WWII at the age of 43 as a private. Two months later, was promoted to MSGT and sent to MIS ETOUSA and rolled through Europe. Promoted to 1st LT in May 45 while with CIC and sent to the PTO. Continued to serve in Occupied Japan in the 441st CIC through the Korean War. Left the Army in '54 to serve in the Intel Community in DC.

 

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I do not profess to be a militaria expert, but I conduct as much research as I am capable of and then write about my findings.
Check out my blogs, The Veteran's Collection (general militaria) and Chevrons and Diamonds (military baseball)

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post-32632-0-69975500-1351268279.jpg My Great Uncle, more info on him in Photos.

"They'd rather be alive than free; poor dumb bastards."

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My grandfather, who served in WWI and WWII. That is his photo in my avatar.

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MSGT William Gould, 8th Weather Squadron, USAAF WWII
MAJ Abner J. Barnett, 329th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Division, USA Medical Corps WWI, WWII
T 5 A. Curtis Dufield, 147th Armored Signal Company, 7th Armored Division WWII

CAPT Thomas F. Hooper, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, WWII
"And then we all got invited to World War II and everybody's life changed." (Jean Kelly Barnett Gould 1922-2009 (My mom))
For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. (Phil. 4:11b)
"That outfit was so bad that the CHAPLAIN went over the hill with a couple of guys." William Bryson Gould 1920-2012 )(My dad))

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Here's my GGGGGGGrandfather, Captain Rudolph Conrad, 2nd Rowan Regiment, North Carolina Militia....

 

 

Mark sends

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Mark Conrad, MSgt, USAF (Ret)

"Poor is the nation that has no Heroes...shameful is the one having them that forgets."

The Miami Valley Military History Museum: http://www.mvmhm.com
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...and another GGGGGGGrandfather, Mathias Bollinger, Private, Missouri Militia, War of 1812....(on the left)

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Mark Conrad, MSgt, USAF (Ret)

"Poor is the nation that has no Heroes...shameful is the one having them that forgets."

The Miami Valley Military History Museum: http://www.mvmhm.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Miami-Valley-Military-History-Museum/111268115594349
Official Partner of the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration: www.vietnamwar50th.com
Official Partner of the United States of America World War I Centennial: www.worldwar1centennial.org

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My GGGGGrandfather, Sergeant Peter Rudolph Conrad, Companies G and I, 1st Regiment, Missouri Engineers....

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Mark Conrad, MSgt, USAF (Ret)

"Poor is the nation that has no Heroes...shameful is the one having them that forgets."

The Miami Valley Military History Museum: http://www.mvmhm.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Miami-Valley-Military-History-Museum/111268115594349
Official Partner of the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration: www.vietnamwar50th.com
Official Partner of the United States of America World War I Centennial: www.worldwar1centennial.org

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