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this uniform belonged to Francis John Carruthers, J.P. (1868-1945), a man whose military career spanned his lifetime. He was Lieutenant-Colonel to the late Kings Own Scottish Borderers, which involved campaigns in Egypt in 1888 and in South Africa during 1900-02. He was also a Brigadier for the Royal Company of Archers, Queen's Bodyguard for Scotland in 1900 and Deputy Assistant Director at the War Office, 1915-19. He then went on to become Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel in 1917


In 1942, Jackie Robinson was drafted into a segregated Army unit. He served with boxing legend Joe Louis.


One incredible luck for dacian archaeology: in 1965, in Philippi (Greece) was discovered a tombstone of a roman officer. It turned out to be the leader of the unit that was tasked by the emperor Trajan to track down Decebalus, the last of the dacian kings! You can see that, even if he had a long military career (revealed by the inscription), his most important achievement was that from the Dacian Wars, sculpted on the upper part of the stone, a carving similar to that frim the Trajan's…


Civil War-era Surgeon’s Kit In fitted mahogany case with 19 ebony or bone handled surgical tools and above inscription on brass escutcheon inset in lid, interior of case marked Otto & Reynders Surgl. Insts. 58 Chatham St., N.Y.


John Franklin Bolt (19 May 1921 – 8 September 2004) was a United States Marine Corps aviator and a decorated flying ace who served during World War II and the Korean War. He remains the only US Marine to achieve ace status in two wars and rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel during his military career. He was also the only Marine jet fighter ace.


James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American film and stage actor. Over the course of his career, he starred in many films widely considered classics. He also had a noted military career and was a World War II and Vietnam War veteran, who rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve.


Oskar Freiherr von Boenigk (25 August 1893 – 30 January 1946) began his military career during WWI as a fighter ace credited with 26 victories. In October 1918, he was awarded the Ducal Saxe-Ernestine House Order< and Order of Albert. On 25 October 1918, he was awarded Germany's premier award for courage, the Pour le Merite. He survived the war, served in the post-war revolution, and eventually rose to the rank of Generalmajor in the Luftwaffe during World War II.