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Latest Finds! WWI Purple Heart, 49 Star Flag, and more...

Article about: Greetings All! Thought I would share some of my finds from this weekend. The first group of items were donated to the thrift shop I volunteer at. It appears to be an estate clean out for Arm

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    Default Latest Finds! WWI Purple Heart, 49 Star Flag, and more...

    Greetings All!

    Thought I would share some of my finds from this weekend.

    The first group of items were donated to the thrift shop I volunteer at. It appears to be an estate clean out for Army Captain Henry C. Pitcher. Couldn't find any details for him online.

    Nothing earth shattering but still some pretty cool items none the less. First up is a not so common 49 star US flag. The flag measures 3'x5' and was made by Bull Dog Bunting.

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    It seems the Captain may have taken his rank a little too far. I assume this was given to him at retirement by the 11th Transportation Battalion (Terminal) at Fort Story, Virginia.

    A pretty neat piece, however I'm not sure what to do with it. My 2 year old has taken a liking to it, so I may hang it in his room so Captain Pitcher's memory lives on.

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    Close up of plaque and DUI's.

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    DUI's are as follows:

    Service is our Product - 24th Transportation Battalion
    The Doers - 6th Transportation Battalion
    Resolute - 7th Transportation Group/Brigade
    Freedom's Guardians - Forces Command (FORSCOM)
    Preparedness Dependability - 11th Transportation Battalion

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    Next up is a Craigslist find. I contacted the seller for the Purple Heart but decided to take all of the insignia. I'll start a separate thread for the Purple Heart.

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    One piece stood out as a diamond in the rough. A WWI War Service badge for the Eddystone Rifle Plant.

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    Also included was this Australian Commonwealth Military Forces cap badge. Not sure of the period but I assume WWII; would any one be able to assist with this?

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    Nice grabs! Rich A. in Pa.
    1969 Shelby GT-500 King of the Road
    Knowledge is power, guard it well.

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    Looks like some great pieces. I especially like the ship wheel

    Regards,
    Corey

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    Thanks, gentlemen!

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    Great finds friend.

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    Thanks, Steve. Much appreciated!

    If anyone's interested, here is the separate thread I started on the Purple Heart:

    WWI Purple Heart - Named to Joseph Schlachter

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