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  1. Thanks. Thank you. Thanks again for your reply, but check this link out. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_French_Foreign_Legion
  2. beautiful uniform. Is this something that you put together or is there a story behind it?
  3. Every has some great groups but I am always partial to the Badeners
  4. What document do you want and what for.
  5. Looks like like 3D US Army, WWI Era
  6. M-1 Carbine. I just don't know what manufacturer. Another interesting fact, is that the Brits and Aussies also used M-1 Carbines in Korea I believe. An of course I love this picture...
  7. This is true, however, Campaign and Service Medals will always have a small Bronze Service Star Device (ie: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Iraq and Afghanistan Campaign Medals) no matter what service. As for Joint Awards, like the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, etc, will always use a Oakleaf Cluter no matter what service. This is one of the nicest Vietnam Era Ribbons bars that I have seen. Only thing missing from it is on the last Ribbon (1960 Streamer). This is normally the case, however, this is definitely a clerical error. It would rate a Bronze Service Star, however, if you would build or aquire a ribbon bar with his exact awards, I would put a OLC as his records states.
  8. I have not posted all of my stuff, but believe me, I won't do much now. Also, as I do with my guns/firearms, my collection room will be off limits besides only to a trusted few when they come over and doors shut and locks lock when maintenance people come over.
  9. This almost makes you want to not show your friends your collection. I hope you get it all back some day.
  10. I am thinking it is a M-1 Carbine Mag. Are there any markings on it? Check this link out. http://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/3-pk-15-rd-m1-carbine-magazines?a=556322
  11. Use Pecards leather dressing. Use light coats and rub with finger in small areas. After each coat let sit for 24 hours. After it starts getting glossy let it sit for a week or so and let the leather suck all of it up. Boom it's done. Do not add polish or anything else. i just did this to a pair of mine. I was even able to save the original laces using this method. Also take a tooth brush with the pecards and get in the creases of the boots. Also do the inside of the boots. Finally put pecards in the soles to stop the hobnails from continuing to rust. Trust me this works and is the best method!!!
  12. What a treasure. Congrats. Those always make the best pieces of a collection; straight from the family. I hope you hold on to this and cherish it for a long time. You should try to get a phot or at least a copy also.
  13. To me it looks like an unissued M-1 Carbine 15rnd mag, but the pictures could be fooling my eyes. If the pictures could have something next to it for size comparison like a ruler or pencil then it would be easier to give a 100% answe.
  14. I have some items that I could part with. Tell me what your looking for. I have some Sports badges, Infantry and General assault badges, HJ badges, and some other WSS stuff. Let me know and I can send you some photos. You could never go wrong with a nice SA Sports BAdge, Iron Crosses, and Infantry Assault Badges. I just need you to narrow it down.
  15. Can you post an image of the Cadet uniform? I think it may be a Senior Privates Uniform for the Military College of South Carolina, Citadel. Also, that US Army Dress green jacket is a little shady. The insignia on the left sleeve is for Special Forces. If it is dated for around the Vietnam era, they never wore a Special Forces Tab, they only wore the Black and Yellow Airborne Tab because it was not created at the time. If it is dated for more Modern times, before the US Army switched to the ASU, then the patch was just sewn on there. The Special Forces tab should have a Black and Yellow Airborne tab underneath it. The Arrowhead with Airborne tab signifies the unit, the "long tab" is qualification. That uniform is not accurately put together. All you would have to do is get the brass and insignia, move the arrowhead down and sew the airborne tab underneath it. Great find though.