Artifact d'jour

Artifact d'jour

Joined: March 16th, 2006, 2:08 am

February 27th, 2007, 12:18 am #1


These are interesting articles that recently arrived at the ship. Of course the one is The Purple Heart awarded for being wounded in action. But the other item,if you look closely, you'll see is a dog tag. This particular dog tag has a bullet hole in the upper right hand corner. The bullet that wounded this GI went through the corner of his dog tag before it went through him. Thank goodness the young man survived to live a long life.......

We really appreciate all the artifacts we are receiving and would love to have more. To the families who donate them we say a hearty THANK YOU...
Last edited by Ayrdale on February 27th, 2007, 12:21 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: August 31st, 2003, 11:35 pm

February 27th, 2007, 4:35 pm #2

What a wonderful idea Don! Everyone loves to see the artifacts and also hear the stories behind them. Do these represent LST veterans? Just curious . . . the heritage you are collecting and preserving is priceless!
TGV (the WW II version of BZ)
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Joined: March 16th, 2006, 2:08 am

February 27th, 2007, 9:54 pm #3

Pat,these artifacts along with about 20 other items came from a widow here in Evansville. Her husband died some time ago and sad to say her children were not interested in them. This GI was in the Army in the same outfit as Audy Murphy. He grew up in Evansville and went off to war. Thank goodness these items were not just tossed in the trash.
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March 3rd, 2007, 6:32 pm #4



Bob R.
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March 4th, 2007, 3:30 am #5

Actually it could be very historic if it is authentic? Where was it taken? We have a lot of silk Japanese "flags" in the SLATER collection. Taken as booty during surrenders of the islands. Did you know that the first Pacific surrender was taken aboard a Destroyer Escort? DE History-101
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 12:56 pm

March 4th, 2007, 1:33 pm #6

It is a wall banner I have no Idea where it came from but It was in the chest and that was closed since 1945. It is one sided and the swatstika is sew on.Most likely Italy is the source.

Bob R.
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March 4th, 2007, 1:58 pm #7



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March 4th, 2007, 1:58 pm #8



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March 4th, 2007, 1:59 pm #9



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