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Hey everyone, I'm sure most of you out there have got some signed books- let's see them! And also if you don't mind, tell us how you got it. I've only got a few and will post them shortly

 

Thanks! -Joe

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The last one, signed by US veterans, I bought last week in Normandy...

 

"Tonight we die as men", signed by Bill Galbraith, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division and Manny Barrios 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division. Two fantastic lads! :thumbsup:

 

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Here is my book with one page full of autographs.

Many are from Normandy vacations, some from the battle of the bulge anniversaries.

The 1st inf div is from the museum in France.

 

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" You can manufacture weapons and you can purchase ammunition,

But you can't buy valor and you can't pull heroes off an assembly line ".

 

-Sergeant John B. Ellery-

U.S. 1st Infantry Division

 

Hang Tough my friend!

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Also i got one from Richard Winters, but i got that framed .

" You can manufacture weapons and you can purchase ammunition,

But you can't buy valor and you can't pull heroes off an assembly line ".

 

-Sergeant John B. Ellery-

U.S. 1st Infantry Division

 

Hang Tough my friend!

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Also i got one from Richard Winters, but i got that framed .

 

No way! that's great I've always wanted to get my copy of Band of Brothers signed by him, but he won't accept or sign any more unless you're a close friend, too bad I'm not. But that is awesome ;)

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Here are a few of mine, my favorite is John McCain's book, my freshman year of HS (back when everyone was still running) out of every candidate I picked John McCain and wrote him often. I was the only student to get a response and a signed book! Next is the book by Michael Hirsh, None Braver. Moment of Truth in Iraq by Michael Yon, Out of the Depths by David and Edgar Harrell. And The Beast Was Out There by Gen. Shelton, and Pearl Harbor by Allan Seiden which was signed by Pearl Harbor survivors on a trip to Hawaii a few years ago.

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I am a great fan of signed books, especially if I get the author to sign it myself. Below are a couple of my signed books.

 

1. US Marine Corps Uniforms 1912-1940 (Jim Moran)

Jim Moran's second book on USMC uniforms (softcover). I bought this at the War & Peace Show in Beltring. The book was already signed by the author.

 

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2. US Marine Corps Uniforms & Equipment in World War 2 (Jim Moran)

Jim Moran's first book on USMC uniforms (hardcover). I bought this book at the War & Peace Show in Beltring from the author himself. Jim was attending the show with his wife and their daughter Tara.

 

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4. Jihad! (Tom Carew)

 

This is a story in itself. This book was published in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks by a guy who called himself Tom Carew. In this autobiographic book he describes his adventures as a member of the British SAS with the mujehadeen during the Afghan-Russian war in the 1980's. He even appeared on the BBC to talk about his book. Later it turned out that he never served with the SAS. (see http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2001/nov/15/books.september11).

 

I knew the author in person (also under an alias) years before he wrote this book. As you can see, he signed with both "Tom Carew" and "Phil", the latter being the first name I used to know him by.

 

Unfortunately "Tom Carew" was found dead earlier this year.

 

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I returned a Bronze Star to a nephew, and he sent me this book. I can only assume it is a real autograph. He found it at a used book store and didn't notice the autograph until he got home. I know Bradley's autographs started to look like this during his last days.

 

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In Memory Of......
Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

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I consider this one priceless. My buddy in the UK gave me this book, which was his Uncle's. His uncle is Sid Blackmore who I met years ago and just saw him on the Secret History episode about Arnhem. He was a British Paratrooper in the 2nd Battalion at the bridge. This book features over 20 autographs of paratroopers who were there. It was signed at a reunion many years ago. Needless to say,it is one of my prized possesions.

 

-Ski

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In Memory Of......
Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

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"The Man Who Flew the Memphis Belle" signed by Col. Robert Morgan at the air show at Andrews Air Force Base back in 2003 may he RIP.

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In memory of.....
SSG Jarred S Fontenot US Army KIA Baghdad, Iraq 10-18-07 RIP my friend-Charlie Three Three Delta Out


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Great thread! Keep 'em coming!

 

Many years ago, I contacted a few well known WWII vets and asked for their autograph. Here is one of the better known vets that I contacted, General James M. Gavin.

 

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" We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "

View my website honoring the men and women of Indiana: http://indianavets.wix.com/indiana-at-war and follow my updates on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/IndianaModernAgeofWar/
Interested in US uniforms? Join the Association of American Military Uniform Collectors! http://aamuc.org/or find us on Facebook! facebook.com/AAMUC.ORG

 

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I don't have pictures of them at the moment, but I have Norman Schwarzkopf's It Doesn't Take a Hero and one of Richard Marcinko's Rogue Warrior books autographed. They were both incredibly nice, down-to-Earth people, and these books are two of my most valued possessions.

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Collecting autographs from vets, was one of my favorites activities 30+ years ago

I attended many 101st and 82nd reunions, here in Belgium, in holland and in France.

 

Several vets have signed my books twice, at an interval of 15 to 20 years.

I have also acquired WWI Divisionnal histories with dramatic signatures and annotations.

Please, have a look ang give ly your impressions.

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WOODS NOW U.S MARINE CORPS ENTIRELY, our lines include now the entire Bois de Belleau. Signed, Major Shearer "Skipper" 5Th Marines, 3rd Bat - June 25th 1918

 

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Two pathfinder who jumped on Bastogne with Beacons AN PPNI

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WOODS NOW U.S MARINE CORPS ENTIRELY, our lines include now the entire Bois de Belleau. Signed, Major Shearer "Skipper" 5Th Marines, 3rd Bat - June 25th 1918

 

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"Cabbadge patch" Purple hart Lane Carentan

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WOODS NOW U.S MARINE CORPS ENTIRELY, our lines include now the entire Bois de Belleau. Signed, Major Shearer "Skipper" 5Th Marines, 3rd Bat - June 25th 1918

 

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Joe Mann, KIA , Holland, BEST, September 1944

Signed by his two brothers

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WOODS NOW U.S MARINE CORPS ENTIRELY, our lines include now the entire Bois de Belleau. Signed, Major Shearer "Skipper" 5Th Marines, 3rd Bat - June 25th 1918

 

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Kelly Strumpetz 907th signed twice

the first time in 1974the second time in 1994

 

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WOODS NOW U.S MARINE CORPS ENTIRELY, our lines include now the entire Bois de Belleau. Signed, Major Shearer "Skipper" 5Th Marines, 3rd Bat - June 25th 1918

 

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