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  1. emccomas

    emccomas New Member

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    HI all;

    I stumbled on this forum while doing an internet search on the location of Rommel's Field Marshall's baton.

    Fascinating forum, packed full of good stuff.

    I am a US Army veteran (1976-1980, SGT/E5) and I am currently a rocket scientist (engineer working on the next generation space launch vehicle at Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL).

    I used to collect WWII vintage US military decoration sets, but have recently sold off most of my collection. I still have quite a few post WWII decoration sets, but I am not actively collecting at this time.

    My hobbies are historical research, writing, working on classic Chevys and old Corvettes (not so much anymore since I am old and decrepit).

    I have always been fascinated by the history of WWII, as long as I can remember.

    I watch the "Nazi Channel" (as my wife calls it). I keep telling her there is no Nazi channel, it is the American Heroes Channel (AHC). She always replies, "Then how come every time I come in here there are Nazi's on the TV?". :)

    I recently wrote an article about a previously unknown variation of the US Army Good Conduct medal for the Journal of the Orders and Medals Society of America.

    I am also compiling a list of recipients of the United Daughters of the Confederacy Cross of Military Service by conflict and CMS cross number.

    I am very glad to be here.

    Ed McComas
    Madison, AL
     
  2. Biak

    Biak Adjutant Patron  

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    Welcome to the forum Ed.
    I've got a feeling you're going to get a lot of questions yourself. There's more than a few 'Astronuts' here and when we take a break from The War, Space garners a respectable viewership.
     
  3. emccomas

    emccomas New Member

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    Thanks.

    I am also a space nut. I grew up in Orlando, and I watched the Apollo / Saturn launches, as well as many of the Space Shuttle Launches. My uncle (who raised me) worked at Kennedy Space Center.

    Standing by to answer whatever I can...
     
  4. belasar

    belasar Court Jester Staff Member

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    Welcome Aboard Ed!
     
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    Biak Adjutant Patron  

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    My Uncle Ed worked for Douglas (quality control) and I still have some 8x10 glossy's of the Apollo Program he sent me. I was much younger then:)

    Interesting to see where the next gen propulsion systems take us. Literally !!
     
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    Welcome to the Forum Ed! :cheers:
     
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    KJ Jr Well-Known Member Patron  

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    Welcome Ed
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Hi Ed. Nice to have you aboard. I remember the thrill of watching the first man on the moon. Space has always been an interest of mine. Post anything of interest on WW2 or space. Your contributions are welcome.
     
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    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    Welcome to the forums!
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Advance, be recognized, present beer.
     
  11. TD-Tommy776

    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    Welcome to the Forum, Ed, and thank you for your service.
     
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    CAC Ace of Spades

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    Welcome aboard mate!
    Someone instantly to ask about this "emdrive" technology ive heard about...Liquid Hydrogen and electricity creating microwaves?
    True or shonk?
     
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    Welcome Ed. When you get settled in, I'd be delighted to hear more about the Good Conduct variation. Good to have you with us.
     
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    YugoslavPartisan Drug

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    Welcome Ed!
     
  15. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Good to meetcha, Ed. Jump on in; I look forward to your comments.

    Thanks for your service, also.

    Huntsville. Eat at Old Heidelburg?
     
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    Welcome! Rich a. in Pa.
     
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    Welcome to this fine forum !
     
  18. emccomas

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    Ole Heidelburg...every chance I get. I love german food.
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    You make me jealous.
     
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