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OT: What is your favorite Military Memorabilia - 2/4/2011 7:47:40 PM   
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Just for fun. What is your favorite piece of military memorabilia? I have a real good one.
I'm sure others do too. So lets see what is out there.

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RE: OT: What is your favorite Military Memorabilia - 2/4/2011 8:04:04 PM   
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I own the service record of my granddad.

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RE: OT: What is your favorite Military Memorabilia - 2/4/2011 8:10:30 PM   
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I have the telegraph key that my father used while in the OSS in France during World War II.

I know a man about ten miles up the road who owns his grandfather's Confederate military jersey and haversack. Incredibly, both of that gent's grandfather's were Confederate soldiers, and one of his great grandfather's was killed at the Battle of South Mountain, Maryland, in September 1862. How's that for proximity to history?

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RE: OT: What is your favorite Military Memorabilia - 2/4/2011 8:50:41 PM   
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My mother's 1st husband was a West Pointer killed in Korea. I have his army 45 (probably wwII vintage) and holster plus his Smith and Wesson police special both in excellent condition.

In the late 1960s when I was fairly young my dad took me to Interarms in Alexandra Va. (You gun collectors would have gone out of your mind) He let me use my allowance to purchase type 38 arisaka carbine (short barrel version of the standard army rifle) I think it may have cost $20.

Not so much into guns and shooting these days but I still have these three.

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RE: OT: What is your favorite Military Memorabilia - 2/4/2011 8:53:59 PM   
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My Grandmothers Hitler youth medals she won for being a equestrian champion.

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RE: OT: What is your favorite Military Memorabilia - 2/4/2011 9:24:55 PM   
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A living nephew, one of the tiptoe boys.

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RE: OT: What is your favorite Military Memorabilia - 2/4/2011 9:30:53 PM   
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My DD-214.

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RE: OT: What is your favorite Military Memorabilia - 2/4/2011 9:32:45 PM   
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My DD-214.


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RE: OT: What is your favorite Military Memorabilia - 2/4/2011 9:33:20 PM   
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My US Navy flight jackets.

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RE: OT: What is your favorite Military Memorabilia - 2/4/2011 9:43:12 PM   
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10-15% hearing loss...

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RE: OT: What is your favorite Military Memorabilia - 2/4/2011 9:49:41 PM   
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10-15% hearing loss...



He said FAVORITE! NOT least favorite! Turn up your hearing aid old man!

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RE: OT: What is your favorite Military Memorabilia - 2/4/2011 9:53:54 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Kwik E Mart

10-15% hearing loss...


Good one!

I was going to say mumble-mumble millirem of ionizing radiation, but I can't seem to remember the number anymore.

Where's my walker? Oh, over by the toupee?

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RE: OT: What is your favorite Military Memorabilia - 2/4/2011 9:55:56 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Bullwinkle58


quote:

ORIGINAL: Kwik E Mart

10-15% hearing loss...


Good one!

I was going to say mumble-mumble millirem of ionizing radiation, but I can't seem to remember the number anymore.

Where's my walker? Oh, over by the toupee?


At least you "glow-in-the-dark" former nukes don't need to use a nightlight!


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RE: OT: What is your favorite Military Memorabilia - 2/4/2011 10:02:35 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: AW1Steve


quote:

ORIGINAL: Bullwinkle58


quote:

ORIGINAL: Kwik E Mart

10-15% hearing loss...


Good one!

I was going to say mumble-mumble millirem of ionizing radiation, but I can't seem to remember the number anymore.

Where's my walker? Oh, over by the toupee?


At least you "glow-in-the-dark" former nukes don't need to use a nightlight!



Nah, I was a proud coner, not a nasty nuke. Which is why my number has a milli- in front of it.

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RE: OT: What is your favorite Military Memorabilia - 2/4/2011 10:02:59 PM   
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I have a pair of flight helmets and a log book from a neighbor who flew with VF-5 from Midway to when they were pulled out of the line as part of the Cactus Air Force in 1942.
Then I have a smoking pipe, and a calvary sabre, and a memorial painting from a cousin who served in one of the Kasiers calvary unis.
Finally I have a home grown certificate signed by my skipper when I was on the Big E and we were turned around to start OEF

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RE: OT: What is your favorite Military Memorabilia - 2/4/2011 10:08:06 PM   
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quote:

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10-15% hearing loss...



He said FAVORITE! NOT least favorite! Turn up your hearing aid old man!


but that is my favorite...least favorite include several STD's and a VERY annoying urge to yell "SNAP!" and swing my head in a quick motion everytime someone asks me to look at something...

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RE: OT: What is your favorite Military Memorabilia - 2/4/2011 10:09:06 PM   
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I have an extensive collection of German WW2 ranging from medals, to urkunde and Wehrpass and Soldbucher as well as insignia. I also own all of my Grandad's service record with the 2nd Independent Parachute Brigade.

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RE: OT: What is your favorite Military Memorabilia - 2/4/2011 10:12:09 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Bullwinkle58


quote:

ORIGINAL: AW1Steve


quote:

ORIGINAL: Bullwinkle58


quote:

ORIGINAL: Kwik E Mart

10-15% hearing loss...


Good one!

I was going to say mumble-mumble millirem of ionizing radiation, but I can't seem to remember the number anymore.

Where's my walker? Oh, over by the toupee?


At least you "glow-in-the-dark" former nukes don't need to use a nightlight!



Nah, I was a proud coner, not a nasty nuke. Which is why my number has a milli- in front of it.



My mistake. Coner? Not familiar with that term. I was sure somewhere I'd heard you were a former "bubblehead" who served on a Sturgeon. Sorry.

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RE: OT: What is your favorite Military Memorabilia - 2/4/2011 10:14:49 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Kwik E Mart


quote:

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quote:

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10-15% hearing loss...



He said FAVORITE! NOT least favorite! Turn up your hearing aid old man!


but that is my favorite...least favorite include several STD's and a VERY annoying urge to yell "SNAP!" and swing my head in a quick motion everytime someone asks me to look at something...



WOAH!!! And all this time I'd thought you were a WESTPAC sailor (well that would explain the STD's!). Hard to think of a hearing loss as a favorite thing though.

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RE: OT: What is your favorite Military Memorabilia - 2/4/2011 10:37:59 PM   
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Flight log from my father's B-29 based out of Tinian.  Includes Nagasaki bomb and Show of Power amongst many other missions.

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RE: OT: What is your favorite Military Memorabilia - 2/4/2011 10:56:56 PM   
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A lot of cool stuff.

At first I thought the moose had bested mine until I looked it up.

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RE: OT: What is your favorite Military Memorabilia - 2/4/2011 10:59:48 PM   
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all joking aside, i treasure my logbook...there is some red ink in it (denotes missions in a combat zone), but not as impressive or interesting as tocaff's dad's...

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RE: OT: What is your favorite Military Memorabilia - 2/4/2011 11:07:41 PM   
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Keep `em coming. This is great.
Can't wait until Monday to see more.
Thank all.

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RE: OT: What is your favorite Military Memorabilia - 2/5/2011 12:22:11 AM   
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but that is my favorite...least favorite include several STD's


Ah, the PI. Good times.

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RE: OT: What is your favorite Military Memorabilia - 2/5/2011 12:30:24 AM   
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My mistake. Coner? Not familiar with that term. I was sure somewhere I'd heard you were a former "bubblehead" who served on a Sturgeon. Sorry.


Coners work in the cone, up forward, where the death is dealt out. (Or in our case, there and also topside on the missile deck.)

Nukes work in the back of the shack as the weapons officer's b**ch, where the lube oil runs free and death is dealt out too. Just not the same kind of death--they get to think about the slow, parts-falling-off kind.

I served in a Lafayette-class SSBN, USS Stonewall Jackson SSBN634(G). Only one tour, six patrols and a DASO. Thirteen months submerged, day-for-day. Nothing against a career bubblehead's time.

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RE: OT: What is your favorite Military Memorabilia - 2/5/2011 12:39:54 AM   
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We have one of those pocket bibles with the metal jacket and a purple heart from my wifes grandmothers husband and a ration book from my mother in ww2. We have a set of German field glasses and some kind of small artillery round from my granddads time in ww1.  The round is about 6 1/2 inches long and 5 inches in diameter but I don't know the story behind it.

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RE: OT: What is your favorite Military Memorabilia - 2/5/2011 12:49:06 AM   
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I have 2 AK 47s bayonetts, a tattered kevlar vest from my time and my great graduncles luger and a pic of him with Gen Patton. My fav is the memories of my brothers in arms.

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RE: OT: What is your favorite Military Memorabilia - 2/5/2011 2:42:50 AM   
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My DD-214.


+1



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RE: OT: What is your favorite Military Memorabilia - 2/5/2011 3:01:13 AM   
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My father's logbook, listing every flight from his solo in 42' thru 46'.

A photo of him standing next to his bomber[A-20] that had a 2 foot hole in the wing.

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RE: OT: What is your favorite Military Memorabilia - 2/5/2011 3:40:15 AM   
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I have my grandfather's navy corpsman manual that he received in 1939. He had it aboard the USS Lexington at Coral Sea. It still has the stains on it from when he went over the side of the ship with it. He had that book, and the uniform on his back and that was it.

My wife has the uniform that her grandfather wore when he was aboard the USS California. He left the Navy in August 1941.

My uncle gave me a naval sword that apparently was carried by his grandfather during WW1. I also have a lithograph signed by Johnie Johnson and Adolf Galland as well as a couple of pics signed by a retired USAF Major General that flew P39s, P-40s and P61s during the war.

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