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Named Polar Bear Grouping - AEF North Russia

Article about: Just received this in the mail this morning from the granddaughter of the Vet! Thanks goes out to a coworker who thought of me when he saw this. The vets granddaughter is his mother in-law,

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    Just received this in the mail on Saturday from the granddaughter of the Vet! Thanks goes out to a coworker who thought of me when he saw this. The vets granddaughter is his mother in-law, and she was going to put it into auction the day after my co-worker contacted me (local, not eBay). Thankfully she didn't, as the other items included in the auction went for pennies on the dollar.

    Group is named to Glenn L Niccum. It consists of his dog tags, named gas mask and M1917 helmet.

    Glenn served in a Machine Gun Company, in the 339th Infantry Regiment. Thanks to another collector for assisting in proving this information.

    Helmet, which is British made, has a white camo application, and RUSSIA stenciled across the top.

    Gas Mask and Bag is complete, however the mask is a bit stiff. Written on the interior flap is GL Niccum, MG Co.

    Lastly, one of his dog tags; his granddaughter kept the other.

    There is a photo of him in uniform, however the granddaughter has to locate it (they are in the process of a move and it is packed away).

    In any case, I'm proud to be the caretaker of this Polar Bear's grouping, and I'm looking forward to the additional research on the vet!

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    Named Gas Mask Bag

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    Dog Tag

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    Lastly, his helmet

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