For you C&R Folks, A WWI Collection

smokinstang65

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Just joined this forum and noticed there wasn't a C&R subforum to post this to. I'm sure there are some of you out there that will appreciate this. I took some pictures of my Great Grandfather's old gear from WWI. The M1917 is a recent CMP purchase but the uniform, pictures and bayonet are all from his time serving in the 77th "Statue of Liberty Brigade", also known as "The Lost Batallion". Please hollar at me if this is the incorrect place to post this. He came over from Germany in 1906 (hence the German documents). He recieved paperwork in 1912 from the Prussian Reserve command saying he was "Mustered Out" and no longer fit for recall for duty, and then I've also got his draft cards from the United States Army. Somewhere I've got the journal he kept through Armistice. I posted this after some request on a gun forum I still cruise from my days living back in California, hopefully you all find it equally as interesting!




 

smokinstang65

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I couldn't agree with you more. I love collecting the gear but knowing that it belonged to a family member definitely steps it up a notch or two. I'm waiting for some more pictures to show up from my parents so I can do the same for my Grandfathers (Seabees in WWII) and Great Uncle (Army Air Corps WWII) and then my father (Vietnam). I
 

srob

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Great tribute to your Grand Dad. If it weren't for him and others like him we wouldn't enjoy the freedoms we have today.
srob
 

smokinstang65

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srob said:
Great tribute to your Grand Dad. If it weren't for him and others like him we wouldn't enjoy the freedoms we have today.
srob
Thanks. I definitely take a great deal of pride in the service of my family members and it was a major contributor to my decision to join up. I try my best to get their story out as often as possible to remind folks of what has helped keep this country free!
 
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