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Old 06-04-2015, 6:15 PM
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I remember reading the story the first time and it was very amazing..

it's been a while now and it's still incredible.

Thank you for doing what you can to preserve history.
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Old 06-04-2015, 6:24 PM
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Amazing..Ruth this is a cool thread..And no one has trashed it..
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Old 06-04-2015, 6:41 PM
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Well, cdizzle, the Livermore range is the most convenient to my day job; you might as well touch off a few rounds if you're gonna hold it, I say.

Incidentally, around Memorial Day I took the original wood grips from the revolver for a ride on the Collings Foundation's B-24 "Witchcraft." Crossing the streams of history, so to speak.

The rest of the revolver *might* have accompanied the grips. Who can say about such things?
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Bump again - May we all be Semper Fidelis
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Yep allergies.
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I've tried for years to explain to my wife and friends my fascination/love for firearms. This thread allowed me to solidify why.

1. I love history, especially history involving self sacrifice for others. And firearms will always be part of that. I love my country and the men and women who have sacrificed so much through the years to create the greatest civilization of this world's history. My life is great because of them.

2. I was introduced to shooting by my gramps. I cherished him and the time we spent together. In his eyes I experienced love unquestioned. The two shotguns he gave me are two of the most important things I own, because of the history they represent and are tied to. They will be part of my family forever.

Thank you David and everyone that has been a part of this thread. weepy and unproductive day at the office.

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Old 10-17-2015, 2:49 PM
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This thread is just the coolest thing I have read in a long time. Thank you for making my month!

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Very cool thread and story! Bump!
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glad I eventually and accidentally came across this thread
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Thank you Ruth for presenting your daddy's war diary. (Thanks also to Rkt88edmo for helping out. The commentators to this thread have been fantastic.)

At present I have read only a few pages. I stopped because something peculiar occurred. Maybe the font and color of the mimeograph had something to do with it. Certainly the writing style, place names and attention to organization and detail. I was struck by the notion that I was reading the first hand accounts of my own dad.

The similarities are striking. My dad was there too. So many of the place names and dates and events are familiar as I reminisce of reading his accounts in my younger years . This thread has reignited my efforts to recompile my own dad's Korea era service records.

I wonder if Ruth's daddy and mine ever stumbled across each other. My family does have photos of dad from that time. Notable is an article in FEB1953 issue of Life magazine where he and 12 others made national news because they wished to rotate back, in spite of the mass of red tape.

In honor of this wonderful thread, I wish to report back when I receive word from USMC archives.
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Romeo, did you ever hear back?
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I have a USMC 1903 that has the name Betko written under the handguard... Would you believe there is only Betko that served in WW2, he was a First Sergeant in the First Provisional Marine Brigade in Londonderry Ireland and eventually was a Master Sergeant in Florida over the Marines Air Tactical Fighter unit at a base there. He also has his own picture collection in the National Archives but I have only seen a couple of them. I have not fired the gun in the five years I have owned it.
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