Monday, May 13, 2013
Harry S. Wosk was the owner of a Military supply shop in San Diego California during WWII. He was one of the foremost suppliers of military sailors and soldiers that were based in San Diego area during the war. This weekend at the Fairplex Pomona, I was able to attend the annual Militaria Show there. I had a wonderful time and one of the most important stops I made there was visiting the daughters of Harry S Wosk, and purchasing many genuine NOS WWII items for my uniform restorations including the two items above. Why I like purchasing from them is the fact the items have sat untouched for decades and its all original. It is amazing we still have a time capsule of such items in 2013! I will be putting the Staff Sgt patches and Sharpshooter badge on a in process restoration soon.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Sorry about the long delay from my last post. Had a lot of events going on over the last few months including the Iwo Jima Survivors Banquet Camp Pendleton on March 23rd 2013 where I displayed some of my Iwo Jima items. This was a landmark event for me as I had only met one Iwo vet previously and there I was in a room full of these gentlemen. In was an incredible day for me to be able to talk about the battle first hand with so many vets, and to meet in person with so many people that I have read about. Here are a couple of photos from the event, one of the Iwo vets in their lineup and my small display.