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Posted 3 years ago

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I had 2 step dads both passed away . This man was a family friend and my Moms boyfriend in 7th grade . They broke up and she married my dad . They had a wonderful long marriage and when he passed away and both her and my step dad were widowed , they married he died suddenly in first year of marriage from a brain tumor . Anyway he was very good to me and lived a few blocks down the street . He gave me this along with a doll that was in the box . I was stupid and sold the metals years ago . He fought in germany in WWII and suffered PTSD after having to kill and enemy and after seeing some bad scenes in camps . He was in the 60th Infantry and I am not sure of his status on discharge what rank he was .This suit is made of heavy wool . I will be posting a few other things that were in this box . He sent this box home to his Mother . Shipping was 50.00 ! In 1942 appx ! Wow .

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  1. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 3 years ago
    Sent home with love, no doubt! miKKO
  2. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Yes I think so Mikko :-) Thank you !
  3. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thanks packrat!
  4. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 3 years ago
    These are true treasures.
  5. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 3 years ago
    Very nice that you still have this.
  6. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    The 60th Infantry, 9th Division was a pretty active unit. North Africa, Sicily and then France (Normandy) and Germany. They also fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

    It is nice that you have this.

    Scott
  7. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thanks Scott for the info It is much appreciated . I wish I had not sold half the suit years ago but I had no clue to keep it all intact . Thanks for stopping by :-)
  8. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you kerry,walksoft,chris,mrma,packrat and MiKKo ! I appreciate you looking and liking !!!!!!! :-)
  9. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you AR . Do you know what the numbers mean behind his return address anfter it shows him asa 60th inf PFC ? 16something ? is that the regiment number ? I am not to good on this military details :-)
  10. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    That is his service number.

    Scott
  11. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thanks Scott . His dog tags had a different number is that correct as it should be ? I will post close up of dog tags ok
  12. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Here is a link to his enlistment records:

    http://aad.archives.gov/aad/display-partial-records.jsp?f=3475&mtch=2&q=16158992&cat=WR26&dt=893&tf=F&bc=sl

    Interestingly, it shows another man with the SAME service number! I have never seen that before.

    Also, it shows his enlistment date in 1946-- maybe a reenlistment?

    Is there a patch on the right shoulder of the jacket as well?

    Scott
  13. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Yes there is a patch on other sleeve Scott ? How can 2 men have same number ! that is bizarre . Thanks for link. Harold may have served 2 times my memory has to go back over 20 years to when he died and I am trying to recall it all but he did not like talking about War . In fact he rarely ventured out of house after his return .
  14. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    In the WW2 days of paper records and files, it probably happened more often than the Army would have liked, but this is the first time that I have ever seen it show up on records!

    Scott
  15. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    I guess it's good he made it back or wrong person may have notified having same number Scott . Seems like a pretty big error to me ?
  16. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Do you have any copies of his discharge paperwork?

    Scott
  17. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    I may have had it but not sure what I may have done with it , It was not in box but I believe in My Moms things when she passed away . I will look for it . I know where my real dads discharge papers from Navy are and they made a mistake on his big time :-) The dates were wrong on enlistment papers . I will look for them today
  18. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you ttom,brat,AR,bellin,walksoft,chris,pete,mrmaj, and packrat !!
  19. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you tlmbaron ! :-)
  20. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you flyer !

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