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ABrangerjoe, June 15, 2009 in ROGER BENDER BOOK REPORTS
I have many but here's one:
Here's a book that I ask Bataan vets I meet to sign for me. (click for bigger)
It's this book:
I'm going to get my copy of A Ranger Born signed by Col. Black. He lives about twenty minutes from my house, and also my NJROTC unit has a signed First SEAL by Roy Boehm. I was about to get my copy signed but he passed away. If my instructor doesn't want it I'll get it.
Those are some awesome books! :thumbsup:
"Demons Do It Better"
I have a few books signed by aces, a musette bag signed by Bud Hawk, a MOH recipient and a reproduction A-2 flight jacket signed by about 25 WWII aces. I also have a die-cast F6F signed by the first C.O. of the Blue Angesl, Butch Voris (who's also an ace).
Always buying USMC named uniforms and unit marked items. "Life is hard, it's harder if you're stupid"
Mine is "On Boyington's Wing" signed by his wingman Lt. Col. Robert W. McClurg.
Had a few moments to spare between the screams of my teething baby to pull out some more books. Here's another Mark Clark book, written by his wife, "Captain's Bride, General's Lady."
Actively seeking North Carolina and 30th infantry Division-related items from all periods.
Also looking for items belonging to veterans that went to The Citadel in Charleston.
Troop D, 1-150th Cavalry RGT, 30th HBCT. M1A1 SEP Tank Commander.
OMSA member #7423
US Army Historical Foundation Charter Member
US Army Brotherhood of Tankers member
American Association For State and Local History
Southeasren Museums Conference
Southeastern Registrars Association
a little closer shot of the inscription by Mrs Clark...
Stormin' Norman's bio....
This one I found in Wilmington, NC, by a Wake Island survivor. Jestfully entitled "Guests of the Emperor." Only printed in paperback.
... and the inscription
Here's a book I just picked up.I've been emailing with her and hope to meet her in January when she returns to sunny Florida.
Norman Mailer's Naked and the Dead...
Hi All Forum Members, This book in my collection ' America's Medal of Honor Recipients ' was
given to me and signed by my friend Medal of Honor winner Ernest Childers 45 Inf. Div. It contains
the signatures of seventy MoH winners that I collected at the Albuquerque MoH meeting 1989.
In 1989 I was invited to attend the 1989 Medal of Honor meeting in Albuquerque NM., by my friend
Ernest Childers MOH. It was a great pleasure to be able to stay in the same hotel as the Medal of
Honor veterans, who had taken over all the rooms in the hotel. To attend the actual evening meeting
and also sit with various veterans for breakfast, drink at the bar, or open meetings in selected rooms
was fantastic. Also during the daytime I was a guest on the viewing platform for four hours as seemingly
endless procession paraded past, notably a small group of Navajo code talkers, prisoner of war groups,
vehicles, horse soldiers and honor guards.
I well remember the swelling in my throat as the pageant of the evening unfolded, with a parade of flags
and drum roll from active members of the U.S. Forces. There is far too much to write about here without
filling pages of memories.
At the end of the evening and all the march pasts, the meal and the many speeches I was able to wander
around armed with my copy of ' America's Medal of Honor, Recipients ' published by Highland Publishers,
Golden Valley, Minnesota, and gather veterans signatures who were named inside my book.
I managed to gather seventy signatures without being too rushed as I wished to spend a few moments
with each veteran. Attached below is the list of signatures I assembled within my book.
I hope you enjoy the list and possibly find signatories from units that you have interest in.
Medal of Honor Winners 1989, Albuquerque, NM.
Name / Page / Unit / Fought.
Anderson, Webster. p19. 101st Airborne. Viet-Nam
Ballard, Donald E. p23. 3rd USMC. Viet-Nam
Barnum, Harvey C. ( Jr. ) . p25. 3rd USMC. Viet-Nam
Day, George E. . p43. USAF. Viet-Nam
Dix, Drew Dennis . p47. Mil. Advisor. Viet-Nam
Ferguson, Frederick Edgar . p53. 1st Cav. Airmobile. Viet-Nam
Fleming, James P. . p56. USAF Spec. Ops. Viet-Nam
Foley, Robert F. . p57. 25th Inf. Viet-Nam
Fox, Wesley L. . p60. 3rd USMC. Viet-Nam
Fritz, Harold A. . p61. 11th Arm. Cav. Viet-Nam
Jennings, Delbert O. . p78. 1st Air. Cav. Viet-Nam
Lang, George C. p90 9th Inf. Viet-Nam
Lemon, Peter C. p95 1st Air. Cav. Viet-Nam
Marm, Walter Joseph ( Jr ) p102 1st Air. Cav. Viet-Nam
McGonagle, William L. p107 USN Mediterranean Sea
Norris, Thomas R. p117 Seal Advisor Viet-Nam
Novosel, Michael J. p118 68th Med. Group Viet-Nam
Rogers, Charles Calvin p135 1st Inf. Viet-Nam
Stockdale, James B. p146 USN North Viet-Nam
Williams, James E. p160 USN River Sect. Viet-Nam
Adams, Stanley T. p170 19th Inf. Korea
Barber, William E. p170 1st USMC Korea
Cafferata, Hector A. p176 1st USMC Korea
Davis, Raymond G. p183 1st USMC Korea
Ingman, Einar H. ( Jr ) p197 7th Inf. Korea
Miyamura Hiroshi H. p213 3rd Inf. Korea
Myers, Reginald ( Jr ) p217 1st USMC Korea
O’Brien, George H. ( Jr ) p218 1st USMC Korea
Simanek, Robert E. p230 1st USMC Korea
Wilson, Harold E. p240 1st USMC Korea
Biddle, Melvin E. p258 517th Para. Inf. Belgium
Britt, Maurice L. p266 3rd Inf. Italy
Bush, Robert Eugene p271 1st USMC ( Med. ) Okinawa
Childers, Ernest p278 45th Inf. Italy
Colalillo Mike p281 100th Inf. Germany
Coolidge, Charles H. p284 36th Inf. France
Crawford, William J p289 36th Inf. Italy
Crews, John R. p290 63rd Inf. Germany
DeBlanc, Jefferson Joseph p296 USMC Fighter Sq. 112 Soloman Islands
Dunham, Russell E. p302 3rd Inf. France
Ehlers, Walter D. ( Brit MM ) p305 1st Inf. France
Finn, John William p311 USN Hawaii ( Dec 7 1941 )
Fluckey, Eugene Bennett p313 Submarine Commander China Seas
Gordon, Nathan Green p324 USN Pilot Bismark Seas
Gregg, Stephen R. p326 36th Inf. France
Hawk, John D. p336 90th Inf. France
Hendrix, James R. p338 4th Armored Div. Belgium
Herring, Rufus G. p339 USN Iwo-Jima
Howard, James H. p341 USAAC ( Inc Flying Tigers ) Germany
Johnson, Oscar G. p347 91st Inf. Italy
Mabry, George L. ( Jr ) p372 4th Inf. Germany
MacGilivary, Charles A. p373 44th Inf. France
McCarthy, Joseph Jeremiah p381 4th USMC Iwo-Jima
Meagher, John p388 77th Inf. Okinawa
Montgomery, Jack C. p396 45th Inf. Italy
Morgan John C. p397 USAAF Europe
Ogden, Carlos C. p406 79th Inf. France
Oresko, Nicholas p409 94th Inf. Germany
Pope, Everett Parker p419 1st USMC Peleliu Island
Rodriguez, Cleto p428 37th Inf. Manila
Ross, Donald Kirby p430 USN Hawaii ( Dec 7 1941 )
Ross, Wilburn K. p431 3rd Inf. France
Rudolph, Donald E. p432 6th Inf. Luzon
Ruiz, Alejandro R. R. p433 27th Inf. Okinawa
Swett, James Elms p451 USMC Fighting Sq. 221 Soloman Islands
Tominac, John J. p455 3rd Inf. France
Urban, matt p459 60th Inf. France
Vlug, Dirk J. p465 32nd Inf. Leyte
Vosler, Forrest T. p465 USAAC Germany
Williams, Hersel Woodrow p477 3rd USMC Iwo-Jima
Best Regards ( Lewis )
Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus
" Life's too short for reproductions "
Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes
Very, VERY, impressive!! Thanks so much for sharing .....
"I looked up at the bunker in front of me and saw a khaki-uniformed NVA with a pith helmet, chest web gear, green Bata boots and an AK, Type 56, and no other identifying insignia. Then I shot him." -- Sergeant Tony "Fast Eddie" Anderson, RT Kansas, TF1AE, 1971
"My God, where do we find these men?" President George H. W. Bush commenting on 1st SFOD-Delta after the Operation Acid Gambit rescue of Kurt Muse.
"Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" Then I said, "Here am I. Send me." - Inscription on the dog tag resting on the flag-draped homeward bound casket of an American Special Opearations warrior killed in action in Afghanistan, July 2005. - Dick Couch - Chosen Soldier
This book is an autobiography of Major General Ernest N. Harmon, USA. During WW II he held command of the 1st Armored Division and the 2nd Armored Division. Good reading!
Picked this one up at my favorite bookstore in Minneapolis a few weeks ago...
Unsigned are worth more i hear :w00t: ...One of your last malvern show Ken i think?.
**PLEASE NOTE: THIS COMMUNITY MEMBER HAS SADLY PASSED AWAY**
Wonderful subject. Everyone has a variety of fascinating books. My hats off to you all. Here is my small contribution.
My father.....my hero
An E-bay buy. I like 5th ID stuff.
This was a find at Half Price books. I was happy.
Met this gentleman at a traveling WWII exhibit at the Texas State Fair one year. He founded the Dallas Holocaust Center. Yet to go there, it's on my list of things to do. (Gave the book to a neighbor to read and did not come back in the same shape I gave it to them... :pinch: )
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