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Old 06-27-2013, 07:00 PM   #11
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I've got a couple from my time in the service and one from my grandfather.
Nice ones! Is that an Orig. 101st ABn Coin?? (I was a screaming eagle for about 10 minutes once!)
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Yep, that was my last duty station 2/327th INF. My favorite though is the 1st Air Cavalry (pendant I guess) it has a piece on top where it looks like you could hang it, but it doesn't go all the way through. Anyway the other side has "First Team". Given to me by my dad from my Grandfathers estate!

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I have a coin from R. Lee Ermy while he was on a Glock tour. I told him I was a Corpsman at LeJeune, and he palmed it to me when we shook hands goodbye (with a Semper Fi!).

I have one from Sig too, good for some discounts.
I got one from Gunny too when I met him at the Glock booth at the 2012 NRA meetings in St Louis. I told him I've been watching all his shows and movies since I was 7 and that I collected military weapons and memorabilia. He thanked me for respecting history and supporting him. He took something out of his pocket and put it in my hand and shook me hand. Awesome guy.

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I got one from Gunny too when I met him at the Glock booth at the 2012 NRA meetings in St Louis. I told him I've been watching all his shows and movies since I was 7 and that I collected military weapons and memorabilia. He thanked me for respecting history and supporting him. He took something out of his pocket and put it in my hand and shook me hand. Awesome guy.

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Yes he is!

We met him at GAT gun in Dundee IL for a Glock event. People were lined up before the doors opened. The event officially started at 11:00am until 3:00. He did some promo stuff before the event officially started, met everyone in line (a couple hundred folks of all ages), signed anything presented (DVDs, slides, cases, hats ...), posed and got pictures with everyone that donated a toy or cash to Toys for Tots, and finished around 4:30 or so ... and never took a break, never sat down, and gave everyone some attention (especially active duty and vets) without rushing them off.

When that was over, he did some more promo stuff.

He is one of my favorite public figures, and by all accounts "a regular guy."
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Yep, that was my last duty station 2/327th INF. My favorite though is the 1st Air Cavalry (pendant I guess) it has a piece on top where it looks like you could hang it, but it doesn't go all the way through. Anyway the other side has "First Team". Given to me by my dad from my Grandfathers estate!
Very Nice! I was In the 229th Av./1st BCT/1st Cav. from 3/80 until 1/82....Thats when the powers that be decided to make the 229th part of the 101st,..except for myself & 7 other Officers,...we got "recruited" for another unit...
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Yes he is!

We met him at GAT gun in Dundee IL for a Glock event. People were lined up before the doors opened. The event officially started at 11:00am until 3:00. He did some promo stuff before the event officially started, met everyone in line (a couple hundred folks of all ages), signed anything presented (DVDs, slides, cases, hats ...), posed and got pictures with everyone that donated a toy or cash to Toys for Tots, and finished around 4:30 or so ... and never took a break, never sat down, and gave everyone some attention (especially active duty and vets) without rushing them off.

When that was over, he did some more promo stuff.

He is one of my favorite public figures, and by all accounts "a regular guy."
Yeah I stood in line for 3 hours and and the line was several hundred people long. He took time to take pictures, sign autographs and talk for a minute or two for each and every one of them, no break. He didn't have a problem signing extra ones either, I asked him to sign an extra picture for my friend and didn't have a problem. Real down to earth guy. Wish there were more celebrities like him.
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The Gunny came to NYC on a book tour several years ago, and that semester I was teaching the Jr.ROTC Class (again) at the Local Regular Ed. HS down the street from my Spec. Ed. HS(where I was Asst. Head Football coach,..Apple Computer Shop Teacher, and Asst. Dean.) So I offered to take whomever wanted to go from the class, as I was going anyway, and i also brought one of my SPec Ed Kids, as he was Graduating that June and was High Functioning enough and in good physical shape to Enlist, and was Going to The Marines himself. It was Off Season for Football so it was a "free" Friday Night for me, and I was going to ask him to sign A Marine Aviation Magazine that had My uncle's Pic on the cover from the Korean War(My Uncle was an ace in both WWII & Korea, and went on to become one of the NYPD's first Air officers). Not only did he greet Every person on the line(at least 200 of us) and take pictures with Whomever asked,..when he found out my Students(who all came in their ROTC Fatigues!!) were Jr ROTC, and that their Instructor brought them there,..he Singled me out to those gathered as "a Shining Example of what American Educators SHOULD be(and told me" I know Your ARMY Son, But I think you would have made a good Marine! I Then Introduced him to "H" and told him he was enlisting. Gunny Spent 10 Mins. with my Student, telling him what to expect, and what would be expected of him..( "H" is now on his 2nd tour of the lovely Afgani countryside, an E5, he fixes Radios when he's not on patrol as the RTO. He is completing his 6th Year as a Marine, and is "promotable" to E6) Needless to say My Principal was Pissed that I didn't tell him so he could have the DOE send a photographer!

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Here is a few of mine, Military & Law Enforcement.

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Here is a few of mine, Military & Law Enforcement.
Nice collection!!
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Very Nice! I have to Take a pic of the big Board on the wall of the ones i get in exchange for mine..

Last row right middle: Is that Coast Guard?
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