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Old 11-23-2012, 8:24 PM
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What's the status? Have you met with Ruth yet?
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I'm more of a reader, than a poster, but I just had to add something on this thread.

Amazing, just an amazing thread. That's all I can say!

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I have been on Calguns for some time and just this evening found this thread
I read it cover to cover

Wow, this is pretty amazing
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:59 PM
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After reading endless, senseless drivel & tinfoil hat theorists today... Alas I find something incredibly uplifting.
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Old 12-17-2012, 9:04 AM
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Incredible thread. The best of America then and now. Not a dry eye. Semper FI Marine.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:30 AM
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This is the best thread I have ever read. Really, Semper Fi and remember those who came before you. Honor them by remembering them.
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I can't believe I missed this...truly heartwarming.
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wow. amazing is an understatement. this thread is so full of win!
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Bump! Wow!
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Ok I'm new here. I was looking for a cherry 10/22 walnut stock. Came across (best thread ever)and yes it is . Next two plus hours i'm reading through this whole story ,and links. I cant understand why my sleeves are soaking wet with MY tears. My father served in Korea. He now resides with me and my family here at home. I've asked and talked with my dad, yeh it sucked.(Never wanted to get on a ship again). To all those that have SERVED god bless and THANK YOU. Semper Fi. P.S. still looking for a perfect condition 10/22 walnut stock.
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:53 PM
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Amazing thread.

I am here, a proud American of Korean ancestry because of people like Orville Bierkle. My father's parents were killed by North Koreans during that war and he and his sister were saved by American forces. When he immigrated to the US back in the early 70's, the first thing he did was enlist into the US Army. He has told me that he was proud to wear the uniform of the country and people that saved his life.

God bless America and all the people who fight and have fought for the freedom of people around the globe.
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Here's a copy of the letter daddy wrote regarding The Rape of Nanking:
Your dad was really born in Nanking? That is very interesting. My Grandfather fought the Japanese and the KMT as part PLA and he retreated with Mao from Jiangxi to Yanan as part of the Long March.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:39 PM
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WOW that was epic. I found this thread in someones sig line....that was 2hours ago.
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Loved it....glad I passed by and found this thread.....
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+1 Single best CG thread ever.
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Old 03-22-2013, 2:03 PM
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read the entiire thread..amazing..my father was a Navy pilot during Korean War, he flew Corsairs...this gave me goose bumps..he passed 6 years ago..I would have loved to share this story with him..yet he probably already knew of it..
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Just wanted to add that this thread is great. What a story.
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Wow...thanks for making my day and inflaming my sinuses, lol. My Father (RIP) and Step Father (RIP) both served in Korea with the Army and I'm a Viet Nam Army Vet and can't express the honor I have weld inside me right now. This story truly deserves documentary status. Pass the tissue please. Haaaand Salute!!!
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Cool To the Serivce Men and Women of the Korean War

I have recently Joined and have submitted my FFL03 & COE paperwork and was doing research on C&R's and was just doing some top down reading and decided to start here.

WoW! A Great Story. My Dad too (RIP) served in the Korean war. He Joined the Navy in 1952 when he was 17 years old and was a signalman on the troop transport ships that brought Soldiers and Supplies to the war. He told a few stories about the war, but it was personal to him, and I think changed him forever. He served 24 years in the Navy and retired a Senior chief Quartermaster. He was truly a master navigator and joined the MSC as 2nd Mate Navigator and was certified for Any Tonnage any Ocean.

I am glad there is some trace back to C&R's and this is exactly why I have always been interested in C&R research. Tracing back if difficult if no history comes with the firearm. It would have to be dippled or etched with a name to even get a start.

This is indeed an incredible story, and DaidWhiteFolf's inquiry exploded into a fantastic history lesson. Hand Salute! My Dad didn't fight on the line like the the Marine's, but he would get you where you needed to be and on time.

My meager 7 years in the early 70's in the Navy doesn't even touch stories like this, but I am proud to have served as a Sailor during the Vietnam war.

When I acquire a C&R, I will always inquire to its history to preserve that history as best as possible so we can pay tribute to those that have kept us free. IM
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Old 05-08-2013, 8:14 PM
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Wow. My jaw dropped at Ruth's first post, number 14.

"Orville A Bierkle is my father. He was a sailor during World War 2 and was A Marine at the Chosin Reservior during the Korean War. My grandfather had gotten the gun in World War 1 and gave him the pistol before he shipped out to Korea. He carried during his time in Korea."

This is going to be my wife's first calguns read I think.
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Old 05-08-2013, 9:24 PM
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amazing story. to own a gun that was at the Chosin would be my prize position. i just saw another program about the Chosin. also read about it. i was in the Army [ drafted] but i take my hat of to the USMC. only D day and the battle of the bulge come close to what the USMC went threw island hopping in WW 2.
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Wow.
How ive mossed this up to just now. This is pretty moving.
Gotta love american history.

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Simply bar far the best post that I have read, I was ready to donate toward the recovery until I read the responce, indicating the firearm need not be returned, just as your father gave you continue to do the same. Outstanding, your fathers warrior blood and love of country runs in your veins. A hat tip to you an yours.

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WOW, Just WOW! I just stumbled in here and read all 9 pages. Best Thread I've ever read on the internet! I'm a history buff and just loved the story behind this. Must be becuz I was born on Memorial day 5/30.
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Old 05-25-2013, 3:51 AM
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Memorial Day is coming. Remember.
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Old 05-25-2013, 6:21 AM
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I remember reading this when it was originally posted and just finished reading through the entire thread again. This is definitely the best thread I've ever seen on calguns.
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:35 PM
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I'm actually very glad I decided to read this sticky. I may not have read every letter of every post, but was cool to see Ruth talk about her dad and to get us additional fun facts and info. I like the part at the end of the diary when he stashed his sidearm in his jacket (I only read the very beginning then skipped to the end since another post made said he got a Purple Heart, and guessed the end of the diary gave the reason... frostbite)

Again, a very cool read
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Proof the world is a small place. Amazing tracking and back story.
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Memorial Day bump for this very special thread.
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Best thread I've seen on here in a while. (Even if it's many years old)
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Thanks for bumping the thread. Glad to have read this... If any of you gents get a chance read the book The Rape of Banking... Book more than once made me .... Ill let you guys read it and see for yourself.
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I just spent a hour reading this. Amazing!
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Simply an amazing story! Thanks to David and Ruth for sharing it.
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I just stumbled onto this remarkable thread and would say its the most unexpected surprise in the history of forums. To ask a simple question and the family appears is pretty much astonishing.

Im sure there isnt an old-gun owner who would love to know its history but its seldom if not ever to be. The owner is sure lucky and we readers so lucky too to witness it all. This is the best, and the best use of the internet one is ever likely to see. Many thanks.
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I should have went to bed an hour ago but how do you stop reading this.
Ditto to the first 9 pages.
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Good stuff
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My goodness. I cannot believe I missed this thread for so long.

This has to be the most incredible thread ever.
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Have never seen this thread, so apologies for the revival - but what an awesome one - cheered me up this morning, great stuff - the internet works sometimes.

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Best read ever on a rainy Wednesday morning. Wow!
Talk about a God shot.
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