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Old 02-08-2013, 01:33 AM   #1
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I'm wanting to change my room into a history theme. One wall is occupied with a Atlanta braves mural that my mom painted by hand, but I want to display some medals my uncle gave me and some old relics and stuff... Any ideas?



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How about some OD green canvas on the walls and maybe some mil-surplus steel furniture. Make it look like the inside of a command post tent.



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That sounds good. I also have military surplus rifles already up and 2 metal signs hanging up. I'm planning on putting my 75mm casing and some medals up and making it kinda looking like a museum. The one wall has to stay braves cause my mom spent 3 days on it, and the 3 other walls are a grayish/steel color. I also am going to see if my uncle or grandfather (who are painters) to paint a small version of the Iwo Jima flag raising that's about 3x3 1/3 or so, I'm not entirely sure yet though

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I'm wanting to change my room into a history theme. One wall is occupied with a Atlanta braves mural that my mom painted by hand, but I want to display some medals my uncle gave me and some old relics and stuff... Any ideas?
Start with a properly folded flag.
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I had the same idea for my spare bedroom, I am turning it into an office. I already have an army quartermasters bed and a few pictures.

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Start with a properly folded flag.
That sounds good, in like a walnut shadow box? With the box having a Garand-like finish. I have some medals still in te presentation box from my uncle who was in Vietnam, and I have his chest board from his uniform.
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I sent my uncle's info as a "Hump Pilot" for the WWII Memorial and they sent me an artists rendition of the memorial. I'll bet their website has photos for framing. It's quite a nice memorial for the WWII heroes.

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Contact the DOD public affairs folks and get 8X10 pix of Curtis LeMay, Douglas McArthur, Chester Nimitz, Bull Halsey, George Patton, Dwight Eisenhower, Ernie King etc,etc.

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Don't forget the old US posters and pictures of our troops. http://www.posterrevolution.com/gallery/index.cfm?kw=wwII&search=wwII

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Ha I wouldn't mind a nice big mural of ole Blood and Guts!


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