Late USMC grouping: Ribbons span from the 1960's - 1980's. There is a Sea Service with star that dates post-1974; a Coast Guard Special Operations Service that dates post-1987; a Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation that is post-1967 and a Navy Achievement which dates post-1962. A bag of buttons; dogtags (Harper, B.); metal chevrons; Pistol Marksman qualification badge; Good Conduct medal and two collar EGA's. One EGA is marked "KREW" and the other has a "V". Buy the group:
WW2 US NAVY LEGGINGS AND PHOTO: Photo of WW2 sailor by the name of Carl W. SCHOLLE and his issued leggings. Leggins are the 7 eyelet USMC style, Size 3, dated 1943. Nice condition showing use with black shoe polish evidence on the inside. Outsides are pretty nice with some soiling (see the photos please). Picture is about 4" X 6" and the frame is 7 1/4" X 9 1/2" in size.
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LATE ARMY GROUPING: Consists of Name and Army tapes; two rank patches; 6 ribbon bars. The two Army Meritorious Unit Commendation bars are still in the original plastic packages. All are post type fasteners and all have the clutchback nuts with them. I believe this group will date after 1981 because of the Army Service Ribbon bar.
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VIETNAM WAR, U.S. NAVY GROUP: Consists of a white tropical shirt; a bos'n pipe with the original lanyard; a white belt; a white hat and a personal note book. The shirt has some soiling as shown in the small photos. It has BM2 rating patch; U.S.S. Bayfield shoulder tab and an Effeciency "E". The bos'n pipe is not marked with a maker and has a white or ivory color lanyard. The note book has several pages of notes about rope etc. that would be of interest to a Boatswain Mate. The belt; the white hat; the book and shirt are ID'd. He was a career man and this group is from the Vietnam War period. At that time he was assigned to the USS Bayfield, APA-33. The Bayfield was involved with transporting soldiers and marines to Vietnam and taking wounded men out to the Hospital Ships. There is a Bayfield Cruise Book from the 1967 cruise and in it he is listed BM2, assigned to the 1st Division.
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U.S. AIR FORCE PILOT'S GROUP: Consists of his leather jacket name patch (2" X 3") that was never sewn on; his clutchback name plate, his 2" shirt size STERLING wings and his 3" N.S. Meyer wings. The 3" are not marked Sterling. They have the N.S. Meyer shield as well as another shield with a letter and number in it; I do not know what that is.
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SONS OF VETERANS (CIVIL WAR, UNION) GROUPING: Rare grouping of "SONS OF VETERANS" . Neat 3 bar ladder badge with gold colored tassle. Nice "SV" Infantry insignia with 1872 pattern wire attachments. Pair of infantry blue corporal chevrons. A great reunion ribbon from 1898, Ninth Encampment, Kansas City with a critter attached to the top pin (the interesting "critter" needs researched). Last item is a Woman's Relief Corps badge with a patent date on the back of 1886. (Enlarge the small photos for details). This grouping will date before 1900. The infantry insignia and chevrons will date 1880's when they actually wore military type uniforms. The name was changed in 1925 from "Sons of Veterans" to "Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War". You can read more about them here: http://www.suvcw.org/?page_id=6
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GROUPING, 47th INFANTRY DIVISION, MINNESOTA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD. "THE VIKINGS". CAMP RUCKER, ALABAMA, 1951:
There is a LP record of the Minnesota Army National Guard. It is dirty and not played, but I did not notice any damage to it so it should play OK. There is the History Book from 1951 about the 47th Infantry Division. It has some cover issues but the inside looks ok. There is some foxing on some pages. I did not notice any tears etc. but I did not look at each page. There is a plastic ash tray with the Viking crest in the center. It is well used, dirty and has burned areas. A Viking sleeve patch. An unnamed Good Conduct Medal with early small ribbon and slotted broach. A Combat infantry Badge marked STERLING. Pictured without the clasp nuts but it will come with them. An Expert Qualification Badge with Rifle Bar. Both pieces hallmarked and also marked STERLING. There is more information in text on the photos; take a look!
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GROUPING. VIETNAM WAR SUBMARINER, CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, "MACHINERY REPAIRMAN": The CPO patch is on khaki and has nice bullion eagle and rate. The CPO hat badge is marked "VANGUARD 154" and is screwback with the nut. The Submariner insignia is 2-7/8" wide, clutchback with nuts and marked: "V-21-N". The medal rack has four medals.
From the left is the Good Conduct medal, it is not named. Next medal is the National Defense. Next is the Vietnam Service medal, (there are pin holes in the ribbon from maybe the "date bar"). Last is the Vietnam Campaign medal.
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PLANKOWNER'S GROUPING, USS CHICAGO, CG-11: This Heavy Cruiser was launched in 1944 during WW2 and was converted to a Guided Missle Cruiser launched in 1964 during the Vietnam War. Everything pictured: Nice large cloth patch; Plankowner plaque with nice large metal plate and Id'd to a LTJG; 8 X 10 photo; sword belt; 3 booklets; 2 hat covers; 2 pair gloves; 3 unknown cloth belts; 9 buttons; 4 sets of Ensign insignia; 6 Ensign shoulder boards and an Officer's hat chin strap. See the photos for more detailed descriptions of what this grouping contains. A history of the USS Chicago, CG-11 can be found on the Internet. (Search CG-11).
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TAILOR-MADE Dress Blues. Click to enlarge.
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WW2, BATTLESHIP GROUPING: Items of Cyril A.Fochs, Machinist Mate on the USS MASSACHUSETTS, BB59. I purchased these items directly from the daughter. The small photos to the right can be enlarged for better viewing by clicking on them. There is the Cruise Book, or History Book of BB59 from April 1942 to August 1945. The USS Massachusetts fired the first, and the last, 16" gun during the War. Her service is researchable on the 'net. The book is 8-1/2" X 11" with 126 numbered pages. Good condition with no major damage. Id'd to Cyril on the inside which I have painted over on the photo, it is not covered in the book. Next are his tailor-made dress blues with some embroidery work. I have put a lot of text on the photos which will describe the items more. The only damage on these is the silk lining inside the pants which is torn. Not visible from the outside. Next are his regulation dress blues. Again, no damage with the exception of a white blob on the collar. Then the two white jumpers. They are stained and soiled as shown. There is a not too common blanket. It is cream colored with no stripes or stenciling on it. Fochs' name is written on it. Looking in the Blue Jackets Manual on how to present Hammock bedding for inspection I believe this blanket is for the Hammock type bedding. The leggins are as new and do not apppear to have been used. They are Id'd to Cyril. Size 6 and look to have a 1942 date. Next item is a souvenir pillow case from his boot camp. It is in the original mailing carton with his name etc. on it. Last item is a small pewter model of the USS Massachusetts. I believe his daughter told me that it was brought back from one of the reunions he attended at Fall River, Mass where the Battleship is now a museum.
WW2 GROUPING OF SAILOR WHO SERVED ON THE U.S.S. MASSACHUSETTS, BB59.
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WW2 GROUPING: Consists of his dogtag (Tetanus 1943); unnamed Good Conduct Medal (slotted brooch); Honorable Discharge lapel button; overseas stripes (2 years); three ribbon ribbon bar with England type pin (the EAME Campaign ribbon has 5 stars); four individual pin back ribbons (GCM, EAME, American Campaign and Presidential Unit Citation). His grave marker says "Purple Heart" but this find did not have that with it.
VIETNAM WAR OFFICER'S SILVER STAR, PURPLE HEART UNIFORM ITEMS: Belonged to a 1st LT at the time; later he was a Captain. There is his billed visor "FLIGHT ACE" hat. It has his card in it. There are insect tracks scattered but, no holes. There is a dent in th visor as shown in the photos. There is a liner with decals. Some of the decals are flaking off but still nice. His name is on the back of the liner. The webbing is 1966. No damage noted to the liner. There are his Cotton Sateen fatigues in OG-107 color. Army and his name on tapes above shirt pockets. Nice unknown patch on the left pocket. Anti-Aircraft, Guided Missle School patch on the left sleeve. Other patches on the collars. No problems noted and all buttons present and the size tag is there. The pants have a small stain on the inside back of one leg and have some fading of color at places from washing and ironing. All buttons present on these also. The size tag and contract tags are there. A copy of his burial marker is the only research done.
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