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Forum: Groupings and Individual Soldier's History Archive Forum 11-03-2017, 11:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 44,288
Posted By Ron C.
Thanks Walter and Jay, I was happy to be able to...

Thanks Walter and Jay, I was happy to be able to provide another update on "Woody", he is a truly remarkable man. It is also nice that you asked about me, and to answer that.....of course I am...
Forum: Groupings and Individual Soldier's History Archive Forum 11-03-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 44,288
Posted By Ron C.
Another Honor for "Woody"

Congressman Alex X. Mooney of West Virginia's 2nd District (which contains both my town and Fairmont the area "Woody" is from and where he was born) spoke on the House Floor to honor Hershel “Woody”...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 09-18-2016, 10:30 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 31,923
Posted By Ron C.
I have nothing to show, even though some have...

I have nothing to show, even though some have asked, I am having more problems and can't walk much rignt now......also, once again the workers I had have walked out on me after borrowing money in...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 06-18-2016, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,055
Posted By Ron C.
Yes, I was in the 101st in 1957 at FT Campbell. ...

Yes, I was in the 101st in 1957 at FT Campbell. I had the old Ike style jacket.
They started issuing the greens around June or July (I think) of 1957, but you wore the older style until it was...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 06-18-2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 77,462
Posted By Ron C.
Does this count?

https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7476/15290253623_cb651dfc17_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pi9xGt)
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 03-17-2016, 12:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,241
Posted By Ron C.
Souval swords device I got when I visited Herr Umlauf

I ran onto this a couple of nights ago. I still don't have my photography stuff set up yet, so please excuse the poor photos. They were taken handheld with a little Nikon Coolpix S9300. You can't...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-08-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 963
Posted By Ron C.
Thanks to both of you who responded. OSS, I am...

Thanks to both of you who responded. OSS, I am absolutely certain that the vet who gave it to me told the absolute truth about the ring. He is now deceased too, but he was also very happy to get...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-08-2016, 02:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 963
Posted By Ron C.
Ring captured in North Africa by local vet

I haven't done this for a while and things have changed at my photo site, so I may make mistakes,

I don't really know where to post this because it isn't an award, equipment, part of a uniform,...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 03-07-2016, 02:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,636
Posted By Ron C.
Yes, Geoff...........I agree; however, when my...

Yes, Geoff...........I agree; however, when my small town back here had German wine for sale, it was the same way. Most of the people here who got up the "nerve", if you would want to call it that,...
Forum: Tinnies & Political Badges Forum 03-06-2016, 11:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,432
Posted By Ron C.
20 years from 2007, makes it only 1987 (I had...

20 years from 2007, makes it only 1987 (I had actively quit dealing with stuff a few years before due in part to such things), and 40 years before would make it 1967. I already had to watch what...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 03-03-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,636
Posted By Ron C.
Yes, Rhein wein and Mosel wein are sehr gut;...

Yes, Rhein wein and Mosel wein are sehr gut; however, there are actually 3 great wine areas along river valleys....the often overlooked one (and some would say the best) is the Nahe wine.......the...
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 02-17-2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,241
Posted By Ron C.
Absolutely, in fact during my visit there was one...

Absolutely, in fact during my visit there was one older TR vet came up and was looking around. He had "the look" as he was looking at the things. He looked proud and not like a bum, but still...
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 02-16-2016, 12:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,241
Posted By Ron C.
Douglas, I guess I was lucky. He must have...

Douglas,

I guess I was lucky. He must have passed or retired soon after I was there. I saw a few other people down in the retail area (most didn't seem very nice and seemed a little nervous...
Forum: Crosses of the Wehrmacht 02-15-2016, 10:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,241
Posted By Ron C.
If you had ever been to the "trophy shop" called...

If you had ever been to the "trophy shop" called Rudolph Souval K.G. at Siebensterngasse, Wien, and actually got to go up to the "special room" and met Herr Umlauf (the old gray haired gentleman who...
Forum: Political Organizations 02-07-2016, 03:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By Ron C.
Yes it did after a fashion. I am quite a bit...

Yes it did after a fashion. I am quite a bit older than most of you, so I remember some things which are not around anymore (at least I don't think so, because I haven't seen or heard of them in...
Forum: Groupings and Individual Soldier's History Archive Forum 01-06-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 44,288
Posted By Ron C.
You may have to cut and paste, but You Tube has a...

You may have to cut and paste, but You Tube has a roughly 3 minute clip on Woody and his efforts to Honor Vets.......sponsored by UPS.

Your Wishes Delivered_ Honoring the Families of Heroes -...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 09-19-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By Ron C.
I agree with the others, the yellow stand for one...

I agree with the others, the yellow stand for one that will go "boom" and blow hell out of those close enough and unprotected in some way. Now.........is it deactivated or just a live one that some...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 09-10-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 31,923
Posted By Ron C.
Just got back from Pittsburgh a few minutes ago...

Just got back from Pittsburgh a few minutes ago picked up my wife from UPMC, so back to work again tomorrow on things here........only one guy working now, but he bigger, stronger, knows what he is...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 09-07-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,347
Posted By Ron C.
I don't know.......I just know that I didn't sew...

I don't know.......I just know that I didn't sew it on it was on it when I got it, it looks like it has been on there for a long time, and was when I got it about about or around 40 or so years ago...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 09-05-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,347
Posted By Ron C.
I don't know, but it doesn't look like mine. ...

I don't know, but it doesn't look like mine.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5682/20556261964_045944c905_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xjudvJ)

Ron
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 09-05-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 31,923
Posted By Ron C.
Thanks Jay............I also see I may not be...

Thanks Jay............I also see I may not be doing as well as I thought........I put "stiff" instead of "stuff"........but I am doing better.

Ron
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 09-05-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 31,923
Posted By Ron C.
I still haven't given up!!!

I have been in the hospital again and etc.. I went Stage 4 (breaking into Stage 5) kidney failure of my remaining kidney. The local hospital threw me out, but I got to the hospital in Charleston...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 07-29-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,114
Posted By Ron C.
Bodes is correct again.........I was a small arms...

Bodes is correct again.........I was a small arms repairman in 1957 used to have to work on these days things (not much too them though). The army considered up to a 155 to be small arms. I was...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 07-29-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,813
Posted By Ron C.
I am a bit late to the question because I don't...

I am a bit late to the question because I don't go on the forum much anymore; however, Bodes and Mr. Cain are both absolutely correct, they are definitely not paratrooper boots although I wore them...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 06-29-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By Ron C.
Br. James wins the prize, if there is one...

Br. James wins the prize, if there is one thumbsup, absolutely not a rarity......just inattentiveness or stupidity of the person printing the negative. I used to have a darkroom.....did you know it...
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