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"Rookie collector" from Holland


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Hello guys and girls,

 

As I mentioned in my introduction, I just started collecting WWII US stuff about a year ago now. It's not as big as some collections I saw here, but I'm some what proud of it. It's not just all militaria, but also some items that means a lot to me or with a special memory. I also got a few Britisch and German items, but I'll try to stick with my US stuff:

 

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The smaller pictures in this display are from the visit from the President of the US, Mr. Barack Obama at Normandy American Cemetery at Colleville sur Mer (Omaha Beach) last June. I was lucky to get an invitation to this commerative event. It was great being a part of this impressive event.

 

Sorry for the 2 german bayonets....the piece of parachute cloth is from the DZ 82nd Airborne at Groesbeek:

 

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My medals:

 

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The flag shown here once flew over the American Saint Mihiel Cemetery (WWI). the American superintendent is a friend and he gave this flag to me as a gift. He also included a certificate:

 

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I also have a lot of books concerning WWII, but this is my favorite. The 101st Airborne, 506th, Easy Compagny, scrapbook:

 

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Signed by "Easy vet: Ed Shames:

 

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The jackets I collected so fare (again, sorry for the British Lee Enfield rifle):

 

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That's about it. Thanks for looking!

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Indeed not bad.

Ziet er goed uit ! Could you post larger photo's of the jackets?

 

Thanks

 

 

No problem:

 

2nd LT from the 3rd Infantry Division, General's Staf:

 

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2nd LT 3rd Army, named Smith:

 

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Medic from the 104th Infantry Division (Timberwolves), Combat Medical Badge:

 

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2nd Infantry Division:

 

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2nd Infantry Division, dated 1946:

 

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My first jacket (a gift from a friend). Navy dress jacket, cut down to a mess dress jacket. The ribbonbar still has to be replaced by a WWII version. LT. from the Navy medical corps and Officers Medical Diver's Badge:

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Nice collection! By any chance are you the Marco that lead a tour from Minnesota around the 101st Airborne battlefields in Holland in the spring of 2006?

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Nice collection! By any chance are you the Marco that lead a tour from Minnesota around the 101st Airborne battlefields in Holland in the spring of 2006?

 

No I'm not (however, I do give tours here for friends and relatives). But I think I know who you mean. That guy is named Marco Killian. Now and days he runs a militaria shop in Bastogne and gives battlefield tours over there. A big guy, former military. Is that the Marco you mean?

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