I haven't been posting most of this year due to other obligations but things are slowly getting back to normal. One project Ive been working on is getting all my uniforms IDed, tagged and racked. Here's a look at my Iwo Jima vets navy rack with a couple of Great War and Coast Guard uniforms added on. I'm really proud of the Iwo Vet Navy Collection I've been able to assemble uniforms covering sailors from Battleships, Destroyers, LCI's, Attack Transports APA, LST's etc. Without these brave sailors there would have been no assault landings at Iwo, Okinawa, Normandy etc. I believe a Marine or Army uniforms collection isn't complete without at least one uniform from a sailor who helped them with their landings. I plan to post these individually at a later date.
Here's something one doesn't see so often. Here is a complete Case, Pins, Scissors & Dressing Forceps. While these pouches are often found they are usually missing their contents or the wrong contents are included, this is the first complete one I have ever seen with its original contents. I'm not exactly sure what personnel were issued these but its nice to see what the original contents looked like.