Post by 15thengineer on Oct 27, 2008 19:22:10 GMT -5
Thanks a lot I knew there were posts on this before but could not find them!
59th and 60th it is! We will most likely go with the 60th, as our ETO impression is the 60th Inf. Regt. ......so we can keep our numbers straight this way.
A new militaria shop just opened by us and I was very happy to see several correct patches for our era for sale. I picked up the rampant sea lion patch, and a 1918 bolo knife sheath with cover for my knife. I had jury-rigged a sheath with wood slats and a sheath cover similar to your set up VeeVee, but now I have a nice sheath and cover. I also found some Coastal Artillery District patches, which sparked this whole interest in doing a Coastal Arty impression......plus it is not done a whole lot here in the midwest.
So me and Joe decided to put one together, we have been drooling over the Denim work uniforms for a while now, and this is just one more excuse to ask santa for one this year.
My grandfather on my mom's side was part of the harbor defense at Pearl Harbor from 1942-45. He was in the 326th Searchlight Battalion....
Too bad I don't think there are any former coast artillery posts in the midwest to do living history with. I wish you were in the east coast so you could reinforce the guys over at Fort Mott. But if you could fabricate a searchlight somehow... that would be a cool display.
Post by rickthelibrarian on Dec 27, 2008 20:42:31 GMT -5
To my knowledge, there were no other National Guard coast artillery units except the 200th CA Regiment, which came from New Mexico. However, the 194th Tank Battalion had a company made up of the California National Guard.
Post by robersabel on Jul 26, 2012 10:34:30 GMT -5
Located several former members of CA units awarded the CIB. Below is one:
Norman R. Brown B Battery, 59th Coast Artillery Veteran of Corregidor’s Battery Crockett, the Bataan Death March, the Japanese Hell-Ships, and witness to the second atomic bombing of Nagasaki. Awarded the Silver Star, the Presidential Unit Citation, the American Defense Service, the Am rican Campaign, the Asiatic-Pacifi c Campaign, the World War Two Victory, and the National Defense Service medals, the Philippine Defense, the Philippine Liberation, and Philippine Independence Ribbon, and the Combat Infantry Man’s badge too among all of his other medals.