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Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 01-18-2020, 09:21 PM
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Posted By historyguy
Owen, maybe you should start a 35-page thread on...

Owen, maybe you should start a 35-page thread on SS smocks, then post a link in the Links to Threads of interest & importance LOOK HERE FIRST...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 01-18-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By historyguy
IMO the ribbon rack is far too old for any 21st...

IMO the ribbon rack is far too old for any 21st Century anti-terrorism ribbons.
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 01-17-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By historyguy
USAF Senior Administration Badge.

USAF Senior Administration Badge.
Forum: Roger Bender Book Review and Media 01-13-2020, 11:41 PM
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Views: 937
Posted By historyguy
My first Bender-published book was the second...

My first Bender-published book was the second edition of Jack Angolia's For Fuhrer and Fatherland: Military Awards of the Third Reich. It was US$25 back in 1986 or 1987. (I bought it from a dealer,...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 01-10-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By historyguy
Yes. The original first run of 503rd patches were...

Yes. The original first run of 503rd patches were painted like this on canvas, with "Corregidor" instead of "The Rock."

The only example I have seen that had even a remote chance of being original...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 01-05-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By historyguy
Very nice find! Congrats!! thumbsup

Very nice find! Congrats!! thumbsup
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 01-02-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By historyguy
Unfortunately it was scrapped, but I could not...

Unfortunately it was scrapped, but I could not determine what year.

The Aircraft-Spotter's Film and Television Companion says a fiberglass mock-up was built from molds made off 44-30979. I have...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 01-02-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By historyguy
Thanks for bringing this to everyone's attention,...

Thanks for bringing this to everyone's attention, Bill. It's a very nice tribute.You're probably right about that, but I do like the comments from Babe Heffron’s daughter: <BLOCKQUOTE>But Heffron’s...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 12-28-2019, 06:16 PM
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Views: 344
Posted By historyguy
Most likely not; the "V" Device was not...

Most likely not; the "V" Device was not authorized for the Army Commendation Medal until 1964. Although the Commendation Ribbon (introduced in 1945) could be awarded retroactively to 1941, I have...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 12-21-2019, 01:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By historyguy
Those are the post 1996 regulations. Here...

Those are the post 1996 regulations.

Here are the pre-1996 regulations, from AR 600-8-22:
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 12-20-2019, 10:54 AM
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Views: 292
Posted By historyguy
<BLOCKQUOTE>Prior to Executive Order 13013 issued...

<BLOCKQUOTE>Prior to Executive Order 13013 issued on August 6, 1996, a bronze hourglass device was presented only upon the second and subsequent awards of the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, as in a...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 12-13-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 950
Posted By historyguy
Especially since this helmet was outed as a fake...

Especially since this helmet was outed as a fake ten years ago... :tongueout: :tongueout:
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 12-13-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 347
Posted By historyguy
Great grouping!! thumbsup Thanks for posting. ...

Great grouping!! thumbsup Thanks for posting.


FYI The 5 stars are for the events listed in Box 22, "Battles and Campaigns."
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 12-11-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By historyguy
Nice gift! thumbsup

Nice gift!

thumbsup
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 12-11-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By historyguy
Very cool, Ron, thanks for posting. Are...

Very cool, Ron, thanks for posting.


Are there signs of a corps/branch-of-service device having been on the patch?
Forum: Political Organizations 12-08-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By historyguy
It looks to me like it did not sell. Or am I...

It looks to me like it did not sell.

Or am I reading the listing wrong?
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 12-08-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By historyguy
I have an SSDI updated through 2013, and that...

I have an SSDI updated through 2013, and that number is not listed. I also searched a number of genealogy sites, including Ancestry, and did not find that number.

Where did you obtain that number,...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 12-05-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By historyguy
5... 4... 3... 2...

5... 4... 3... 2...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 12-05-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By historyguy
You need to provide us more information. If...

You need to provide us more information.

If he served prior to 1958 and you have his service number, then his unit and possibly "job" can be found at Ancestry.

If he served after 1958, or if...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 12-01-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,868
Posted By historyguy
IMO the liner has been replaced: ...

IMO the liner has been replaced:


http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=584353
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 11-23-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By historyguy
That registry is only for those buried in an ABMC...

That registry is only for those buried in an ABMC cemetery. PFC Rogers is buried in Texas.

Not sure what you are getting at by saying "It might be worth a check..." but yes, Rogers was with the...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 10-26-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By historyguy
Great theater-made patch, Gary! thumbsup ...

Great theater-made patch, Gary! thumbsup

Congratulations, and thanks for sharing.
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 10-24-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By historyguy
He joined the 167th Infantry on August 20, 1918,...

He joined the 167th Infantry on August 20, 1918, and was wounded on September 14. You will have to research the 42nd Division/167th Infantry to determine where that might have been.

Nice...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 10-23-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By historyguy
Hi, You might might receive more replies if...

Hi,

You might might receive more replies if you clarified your question.

Are you referring to wearing stripes on jump jackets? Or jumpers themselves being no lower in rank than sergeant?
...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 09-28-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By historyguy
Already discussed here:...

Already discussed here: http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=998975



I agree, contrived wear...
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