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Only 317 Survived by survivors and survivor families. Signed by 6 survivors at 2017 reunion. Of these survivors, John Woolston has since passed away. He is the last signature on the page. RIP John, we missed you this year at the reunion.




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I found this book at a small antique shop near me for cheap. Wasn't really that interested until I saw it was signed which I thought was pretty cool. The dust jacket has some rips but the price was right so I brought it home :)







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Here is my contribution in honor of Pearl Harbor day today...




Signed for me by Donald Stratton this summer.


All The Gallant Men is near the top of my list of most readable sailors-eye WWII books.





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My camera is out but here is my small collection of signed books: Running Recon by Frank Greco. Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell. The Operator by Robert O'Neil (Shot Bin Laden). Perfectly Wounded by SEAL Senior Chief Mike Day who was a Navy SEAL who was shot 27 times by Al Qaeda in Iraqis Anwar Province 2007 and survived. Gunnys Rules by R Lee Ermey. Hope to get a genuine signed copy of Chris Kyles book someday.

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This book was a present from a very good friend (cadet friend from ROTC Advanced Camp whom was gracious enough to give me a space to live while I attended Avn Officer Basic Course at Ft. Rucker, AL) . He purchased the book and actually COL Sage knocked on my door late one night. Here was an old man who gave me his book. I had no clue what was going on and he told me to open the book. When I opened it, I said thanks. He asked, "Did you read - or something to that effect - and I said there is nothing there." He realized he had given me the wrong book, told me to follow him and then had me follow him to his house so he could give me the correct book. Pretty incredible experience when I look back on it. COL Sage was Steve McQueen's character in the movie, The Great Escape. I am blessed!






I "primarily" collect Gulf War 1 patches. All branches (USA, USAF,USN, USMC & USCG) and ALL Countries..
US - Op.'s Desert Shield / Storm / Provide Comfort /Some Southern Watch - F-4G's Wild Weasels
UK - Op.'s Granby / Sabre / Warden
Canadian - Op. Desert Storm / Op. Friction
French - Daguet / Aconit
Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, South Korea, etc.
Looking for the oddities, including unfinished & flaws
I HAVE EXTRA's!! Will trade as well.


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I spotted this book at my favorite hangout, The Recycle Bookstore.  It's signed by the author, Admiral Mendenhall.  Figured it wasn't bad for 8 bucks.  I don't see a lot of information on him online so I guess I'll need to read the book to find out more about him.  Two of my best buddies are former sub sailors, so now my problem is which one to give it to for Christmas! 



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16 hours ago, Jay V said:


Cool book. FYI  I have a uniform of his

Wow!  That's awesome!  I'd love to see some pictures of it.



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