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  1. Rare USAF KIA /MIA officially engraved Vietnam Purple Heart . This is only the 3rd or 4th VN Kia I have seen ! And the 2nd one that was a early enamel type all with different type engraving AF at this time had no set engraving !
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    C-130 copilot shot down Vietnam

    Another pic from his high school yearbook .
  3. Very brave young Marine ! USMC stopped engraving after 1968 Tet offensive ! Framed them instead ! His Stepfathers WWII engraved BS.
  4. Officially engraved Air Force BS for Vietnam B57 pilot ! With 1st bombers to go to VN and was a member of Doom Pussy Club those pilots who flew night missions up North VN . Patch I believe is repro or reunion piece I added for display !
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    C-130 copilot shot down Vietnam

    More info online ! Also this was worst air disaster of the time !
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    Thoughts about this pair?

    Uss Washington was an Armored Cruiser ! I like the pair ! But I’m no expert on clasps like that ! I would post it in US militaria forum there is a wwI clasp guy on there but I forget his name ? scott
  7. another eBay snag ! A Posthumous Bronze Star to a F105 pilot who’s jet blew up on take off in Thailand! Korean War Vietnam War USAF !
  8. This was being split up on eBay in separate BINs I am waiting on his campaign and good conduct medal now I picked up in a separate BIN from same seller ! Sad reminder of the cost of war !
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    Vietnam time capsule! eBay snag !

    Here is the group reunited ! 3 different eBay auctions !
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    Vietnam time capsule! eBay snag !

    Yea on the way !
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    Vietnam time capsule! eBay snag !

    Found this plaque online !
  12. Great triple Nickle group
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    Korean War Field artillery KIA SS PH

    Still trying to find the GO # ? it would be 25th division .
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    USAF Korean war KIA trio F-86 pilot

    Found this online
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    USAF Korean war KIA trio F-86 pilot

    Do you have any info on this shoot down ?? Lots of confusing info out ! I believe he crashed into sea ? But some say he was taken to the Chinese as a POW and sent to Russia ?
  16. unit engraved DFC for shooting down of MI 15 on bombing mission on Apr 12 1951
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    Korean war DFC for B-29 Gunner

    I have read some of these us reports and I assume Soviet reports only deal with Soviet flown migs ? China and N Korea flew also April 12 1951 I’m assuming no Soviet flown plane were lost wonder what the numbers on the others ? Also were any Soviet pilots KIA in all Korea can’t find info on net ? Cold War propaganda on both sides seem to fog the true numbers of kills with over estimated and underestimated of losses ! Regardless if he shot down a mig or damaged one it a great DFC I’m proud to own ! i found online 34 mig type crafts shot down by B29s in KW ? In the big picture numbers don’t matter ! Both sides lost so many !
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    Korean war DFC for B-29 Gunner

    The fog of war I guess ? I guess both sides over exaggerate their kills ? There is so much info proving both sides wrong ?? Who knows?
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    USAF Korean war KIA trio F-86 pilot

    credit for damaging a MIG
  20. An eBay snag ! Not much research or articles around on this guy ! Someone mounted a combat infantry badge right in his headstone !
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