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Granpappy's German Map Case

Article about: I was celebrating Independence Day at my dear old Aunties. She said "I got something for ya" and pulled out this sweet German map case which belonged to my grandfather. There was a

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    Thanks guys, and thanks Ade, I stand corrected! I know my aunties have a few more treasures out there. Wish I knew where the Lugers went!

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    I know where the P.08 (x2) that i should have inherited from my grandfather are : buried in the garden of a house that doesn't belong to my family anymore, in another country....too bad...
    sometimes it's better not to know
    "I didn't use any weapon in combat during the war, but i killed hundreds, perhaps thousands of men...they're now at the bottom of the sea"
    Walter Borg (ex-MI6) Agent and radio operator in Malta, Tunisia and Italy between 1941 and 1945. Arrested twice, tortured twice, escaped twice, survived the war...

    "The future torments us, the past holds us, that is why the present escapes us."
    Gustave Flaubert

    In Memoriam :
    Laurent Huart (1964-2008)

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    I too should have inheirited a Luger

    Cheers, Ade.

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    I should have inherited a Luger also, but mine got traded for a bottle of whiskey before it could make the trip back to America. As my stepfather said, "Lugers were everywhere but whiskey was hard to find!"

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    Quote by rickyodicky View Post
    That medal is a Marksman Badge, not a Combat Infantry Badge. I have his CIB which he turned into a bracelet with his name and serial number. Here's a pic of the back and the maker's stamp (?) and date.
    The badge has nothing to do with being a marksman.
    It is an Infantry badge. When included with a wreath it is a Combat Infantry Badge.
    Hell Ade beat me to it.
    Nice map case with GI add on.

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    Only by 5 years Steve

    This is an old thread which as been resurrected.

    Cheers, Ade.
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