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My Friend Joe

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At the recent Antique Arms show in Las Vegas Joe Donato was selling his fine collection of knives.

FYI: The Worlds Interesting Man is boring compared to Joe Donato.

Joe Donato who lives in Vegas was at the show with his son. Every time I run into Joe  I love talking to him and listing to the tales he tells. I find out more and more about this very interesting man, such as, as a young man he also rode rodeo.

One of the most fascinating jobs Joe did was that as an honor guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier back in the early 1950s. One of my most prized possessions is an autographed photo of Joe guarding the Tomb.

He is one of those unique individuals I’ve had the honor to have gotten to know through collecting knives

 

 

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