A diary in the garbage!!!!!
My heart cries!!!!Thank you Gizmo8z,but the shame on the one that throwed it where you picked it up,shame on him,for all his life long.
Here is a pic of the flag. I put it in the corner and forgot it in the office last night
The stars and stripes are screen printed onto the fabric. The flag itself is held to the pole by little finishing nails. The finial at the top of the pole is painted gold and has some paint loss due to age, and the pole itself is branded twice: J.W. BOGARDUS.
Now you can start collecting WW1 Victory medals-an interesting field in itself as every country issued different variations.
This will be the second WWI Victory medal. The first was inside of a WWI Dough Boy helmet that I got from a special education teacher at the high school I work at. I may off load this one to help fund my Italy trip.
Last edited by GIZMO8Z; 06-21-2012 at 06:59 PM.
I might as well make an update... Things have been VERY busy here at the recycling facility and I am completely done with work at the high school for the summer. As such, I will be spending most of my time here and you can expect updates as I find items.
Yesterday and today have been EXTRMELY hot. In fact, yesterday a customer had heat stroke and my coaches first-aide training kicked in. We helped revive him and kept him calm while the Ambulance was in route.
ALSO... Note to self: If someone says there's a helmet in the scrap heap... FLIP FLOPS ARE NOT APPROPRIATE FOOTWEAR FOR SEARCHING THRU THE PILE!
I AM AN IDIOT! It wasn't even a military helmet... just a beat up cooking pot.
One of the many nicknames for this type of footwear here in Oz is 'Japanese safety boots'.
For those of you who are interested in the amazing diary that I got from the trash, I finally completed transcribing it.
You can read the complete diary here:
The Complete War Diary of 2nd Lt. John J. Kane Jr. B24 Bombardier in the Pacific