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82nd Airborne Grouping

Article about: Hello sirs, I picked this group up yesterday with a lot of paperwork and pictures. It was all stuffed in the old trunk shown in the first picture. Family members were cleaning out the house

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    Hello sirs,

    I picked this group up yesterday with a lot of paperwork and pictures. It was all stuffed in the old trunk shown in the first picture. Family members were cleaning out the house of deceased relatives and everything is as I dug it out of the trunk.

    Paperwork include service documents, letters from mom, and girlfriends..some not so happy with him. Photos include military and girlfriends/family. There is also a lot of paperwork from his brother who was WW2 USMC. I have not gone through any of that yet.

    A quick glance through the paperwork with this group leads me to believe that he hit Europe around 1946. I know for sure that he was in Germany in 46 but may have been there sooner..Just not certain yet.

    Here are a few pictures. Unfortunately bugs were not kind to many of these items.

    Any info on the patches (ovals), DUI's, or anything else that may strike you as odd would be appreciated.

    Best,
    Rob

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    This is pretty interesting. It's a summer weight "Ike" style jacket made from a shirt. At first I thought it may have been made for a child however I have since found pictures of the man wearing it.

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    Apparently not a drinker.. The books are full. And the iconic song!


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    A few other interesting uniform items from the trunk. (I'm in Virginia)

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    What a great grouping wish I would find things like this!

    M
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    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    BINGO!!!!! WAY TO GO JOE!!!!!! You hit it good with that grouping. Congrats on some great items.

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Thank you. I'm very happy to have it. Looking forward to reading more of the paperwork as time permits.

    Best,,
    Rob

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    Gidday Rob

    Great group , thats what you want to see in a collection.

    Phill

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    What a fantastic find Rob, well done, some really great items and a rarely seen complete record of a mans service. Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    Nice group to a trooper in the 508th PIR.
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