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#14076 07/10/2009 04:47 AM
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I posted these pictures at the US Militaria Forum thought i would post them here as well: These pictures were taken about a month ago since then i have purchased much more. MSGT Marion Duran served from what i can guess 1947-1973? Duran sadly passed away May 2008. He served multiple tour with CCS. I met his wife sometime after that at a flea market and she agreed to sell his estate to raise money so she could go back to Germany. Jason Hardy got some his tiger stripes and some other items but fortunatly i was able to get the left overs. I even purchased the captured MAS 36 which came with capture papers. Some items have already been shown here. I was in a hurry and yes i know some of the patches are upside down (my wife was helping ) I also have a ton of documents spanning his career. Duran was very good friends with Col. Robert Howard and i have lots of autographed pictures from Mr. Howard as well as pictures of them together. I still get a call every week to pick up more items. Unfortuantly i have been so busy teaching the summer semester i have had little time to do research. enjoy

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Mr. Duran is in the white suit

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Back signed by MOH winner Col. Howard

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#14088 07/10/2009 12:06 PM
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Wow!!!
Eek
I missed the posting over there, Thanks for sharing it here!

That is really a Museum quality grouping!

You just don't see groupings like that turn up. When you get time, I would love to see close ups of the CCS patches, as I don't know that I ever saw a real one!


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#14089 07/10/2009 12:13 PM
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Very nice!

Thanks for sharing!

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Nice grouping Legion-
Can you tell me what are those two items in picture 5 that look like a bow type device?
Thanks

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Very nice grouping. The items in picture 5 are montagnard bows.

regards, Bill

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Dean, Bill is right since Duran was training the montagnards for recon teams he was given many items including necklaces,bracelets and these bows. He also served time in FANK training the Cambodians in the 70's. Jerry i will post pics of the CCS bombburst later, thanks for the comments.

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#14095 07/17/2009 11:57 AM
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Thanks!
I had never seen a real one up close.
Very nice group!


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