Friday, September 1, 2017
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Argentine Gaucho Dagger presented to USAF general. This was presented to a three-star US Air Force general who was commander of 12th Air Force. His duties included liaison with air forces in Central and South America for Southern Command.
This gaucho style dagger has the Argentine Air Force wings in gold on the scabbard. The scabbard and grip are "Alpaca Silver" which is the same as "Nickel silver" - no actual silver but an alloy of copper, zinc and nickel. $105 or offer.
Friday, December 2, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
This was signed in November 1945 in Formosa by the crew of the USS Strive (AM 117). The Strive operated in the European theater before being assigned to the Pacific. Most of her Pacific crew appears to have come aboard after a refit in Norfolk. Wikipedia has this account of the Pacific operations:
Pacific Ocean operations