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I would list 4 (hard to single out so few though...)

 

- WWI Victory Medal with 4 bars

 

- USAAC Blue Star service flag

 

- Collection of 21 PEP Squadron pins

 

- Small grouping of BrigGen Robin Olds' memorabilia

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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I've had quite a few great pick up's this year and I've narrowed it down to two... sorry, I can't bring it down any further. First up: WWI 90th Infantry Division Chaplain Uniform Group of Chaplain Walter O. Lewis

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Second up: 101st AB, 501st PIR Market Garden time period Medic helmet:

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A first for me.Unissued MkI.The lady had 3 of them.I was able to get one as she gave the others to hersons for hunting. :pinch:

 

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My Best pickup of the year was a named Ike jacket with collar brass and DUI's and Brassard from the 62nd Military Police Company (Highway Patrol)

Honorably Discharged OEF VI/VII Veteran

US Army Military Police

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Second up: 101st AB, 501st PIR Market Garden time period Medic helmet:

 

 

Wow! Scott, that is one awesome lid!! I am verrrrrrrry jealous! :thumbsup:

 

(I really like the Chaplain uni as well, but this helmet is incredible!)

 

Rick

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Collector of WWII M-1helmets and WWII Airborne items

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If this WW2 USN Captain's combination cap looks vaguely familiar it's because I purchased off a fellow forum member some weeks ago. It's a real beauty and I'm delighted to own it! As you can see, the cap device is handmade bullion which adds to the overall appeal of the cap.

 

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Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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The two best pieces we found this year are, this USN SACCO 14th Air Force Attached Intelligence patch set:

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Then the next best is this South Vietnamese Army 23rd Infantry Regimental Flag. I have collected ARVN for 30+ years and have never seen one of these on the open market, only a very few photos in books. By the construction it looks like late 50's - early 60's, and was brought home by a US advisor.

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I will be the first to admit I am very jaded on what gets me excited in the militaria field anymore, but everytime I look at this flag its like finding the Holy Grail.

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Great thread ! I am super jealous of Doyler... jealous of Arch.... and back in my younger years I would have been totaly jealous of Bugme ! :bravo:

"One law for them, another one for us !"

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Well since I am now old and now single and my house (mind you I don't have shoe boxes Like General Apathy) is full of old Army junk...this has been my best pick up of the year!

 

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Come on man, you ain't that old......... yet.

 

You know your shot out when you turn on that bathroom light in the morning and can't remember who that guy looking at you is!! ;)

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Collecting WWII Armor and Tank Destroyer Items

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My best finds this year, with some help from Dave on the first, are my Great-Cousin's uniform and medals from WW1(some of the stuff I had already from my Gramma)

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MORE:http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e400/1stDivVet/WW%201/Rainbow%20Division/Pvt%20Howard%20Cummins/

 

and a bunch of pictures and a unit history from my Uncle Russel in WW2

 

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That wasn't friendly fire.. If I was being 'friendly', I wouldn't have fired at them!!!

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I've bought a lot of cool stuff this year. However, of things that MEAN the most to me, this is by far one of the most meaningful things in my collection. It is an ammo holder taken from an insurgent during the fighting around Fallujah in November 2009. It is signed by the person who captured it, along with the nice letter, a couple of coins, etc. This means a lot to me because it was from a friend...and will never leave my collection.

 

Dave

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Only a weak society needs government protection or intervention before it pursues its resolve to preserve the truth. Truth needs neither handcuffs nor a badge for its vindication. -Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Peace is not the absence of war, but the defense of hard-won freedom. -Anton LaGuardia


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