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  1. Greendevilsix

    Greendevilsix New Member

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    I copied the suggested topics from the New Members page to introduce myself. It seemed reasonable so, here goes.
    1. My name is Jim and my member name derives from the Fallschirmjäger, or “Green Devils” as they were know by the Allied Forces because they were the first paratroopers to be committed in large-scale airborne operations. The six derives from the suffix on my sur-name.
    2. I qualify for antique status and have been interested in WWII sense I was in elementary school.
    3. I’m and Army Brat and also served in the Army for 29 years. The world was my zip code for 50 years but now, North Carolina is my home.
    4. I am interested in the ETO, specifically D-Day. Airborne Operations of both US, British, and German Forces are a special interest.
    5. I collect US, British, and German Airborne items. I also collect US Army Shoulder Sleeve Insignia (patches) in color which I started 1972 when my father returned from his second tour in Vietnam. He was going through foot lockers full of old uniforms to get rid of them. Yes, hind sight is 20/20. I asked if I could have the patches from the uniforms he was getting rid of and at the end of it all, I had 8 different patches. I also collect Airborne Background Trimmings (ovals).
    I have visited historic sites in France, Belgium, Germany, and Russia. As I work on Fort Bragg, I have history all around me which puts a smile on my face every day.
     
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    Half Track Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum, and thank you for your long service to our country!
     
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    JJWilson Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forums as well Green! I too thank you for your service, and it's a real pleasure and privilege to have another servicemen here.
     
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    Greendevilsix New Member

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    Thank you for the warm welcome to the group.
     
  5. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Welcome, Jim. Jump on out there into the forum.

    Thanks for having that world zip code.
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Patron  

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    Welcome Jim. There''s lots to see here. Feel free to state your opinion and ideas.
     
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    The_Historian Pillboxologist Patron  

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    Welcome to the forums!
     
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    Welcome to the forum. Rich A. in Pa.
     
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    Shikarring New Member

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    i am excited to get as much knowledge as i can
     
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    Shikarring New Member

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    this was my grandfathers ww2 yearbook its really cool
     

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    JJWilson Well-Known Member

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    Hello Holli! Welcome to the Forums, it's great to have you here, and another Arizonan as well! :D
     
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    Shikarring New Member

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    This is very important to me I miss my Grandfather so much he past away when i was super young. I have his army jacket shirt duffel bag. I want to know the history behind of where he went and the 4 major battles he was in.
    Yes it is pretty cool having an Arizonian on board
     
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    JJWilson Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry to hear about your Grandfathers passing, and it's fantastic for us here to see people like you actively pursuing to find out more about your loved ones and their contribution in the war, we appreciate it, and I know your family, and especially your Grandfather, appreciate it as well. Do you have any other info besides the unit he served in? Such as enlistment or draft date, or discharge papers? That might help some of our experts here find more info for you...
     
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    thank you as of now I have discharge papers my Grandfather passed away in the early 80's My Grandfather never spoke to my dad about there service I am doing this for the both us
     
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