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A little surprise that turned out to be a BIG surprise

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    My Father called me last night and asked if i could come over to their home, i drove over to them and sat down and had a cup of coffe. He then told me he had something for me after his father, my grandfather who were involved in ww2. They dont talk so much at all of this time in their life, and i understand they dont want to talk of it so i have not asked for details.
    He said he had one of my grandfathers medals for me, he had no papers or diplom because he had thrown away everything after he passed away in the 1980s without checking the stuff.

    I only know he was involved in some resistance and he sat in a prison camp for his actions, right after the war he was working as a policeofficer. This is all i know of him. Maybe my parents will tell me something more about him some day.

    Anyway, i now have a medal that is worth 100 times more for me than all the other nameless items in my collection.

    It is a Norwegian Participant medal, nothing rare or special, but for me it absolutely is. I couldnt be happier.
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    Collect ROA, Cossack, Schuma and other WW2 Volunteer militaria.

    "Be Humble and kind, for you may find that it was Odin you entertained"

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    Love it, the family connection is great. I don't know where the hell my Grandfathers medals ended up.
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Congratulations Trond!
    It really is something special to have medals earned by your grandfather.
    Ralph.
    Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)

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    Very nice.
    It's great to have a piece with a family connection to it.
    My favorite piece in my collection is also one of the least valuable (to anyone else)
    but to me it is priceless.
    Congratulations.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    Congrats Trond! I see you also got invaded 9. April like us in Denmark

    All the best, Lars

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    A piece with family ties, certainly a most special piece!

    Thanks for sharing,

    Russ & Son

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    Nice one Trond , your family history is the most important one of all !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    P.R.I.C.E.L.E.S.S And Irreplaceable.this is worth more as you said more than the rest of your collection put together,look after it mate.regards Dave AKA Minnie.

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    I like family pieces best of all.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Thank you all for your kind words. I wish everyone could have something after their relatives, it is so important.
    Collect ROA, Cossack, Schuma and other WW2 Volunteer militaria.

    "Be Humble and kind, for you may find that it was Odin you entertained"

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