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(WTKR)   WWII vet reunited with duffle bag he lost after being captured by the Germans 70 years ago when French teen finds it in his grandparents' attic   ( divider line
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8715 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 Jan 2013 at 7:38 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-01-10 09:29:04 AM  
2 votes:
Goddamn, Doris, could you be any more verbose? That article took me nearly 18 seconds to read; must have taken you at least twice as long to write it.

Mitch Mitchell: OMG y'all. There have been tings, like worlds wars, which made people build planes and stuff.

And I bet? It like, gave a lot of people problems? With their self-esteem and shiat?
2013-01-10 10:18:37 AM  
1 vote:

miss diminutive: He sounds like he was weapons-grade badass.

Toughest gerd-danged scrapbooker I ever seen. ;)
2013-01-10 09:49:38 AM  
1 vote:

kendelrio: serious;y. I wanna see pics!

DeathCipris: That was a cool story.

freewill: nifty online memorial

lack of warmth: That would really be cool for her to loan them to a museum.

We're trying to figure out what to do with it all. We were at the Smithsonian this past October (my wife ran the Marine Corps Marathon in honor of him) and saw a display with a few papers like the ones we have in his collection. We probably have 50x the amount they did so we realized how potentially valuable it was.

The shipboard memos have announcements for on-board boxing matches, dinner socials planned and the menus (which included cigarettes for dessert!) and day-to-day orders and assignments he received. We don't want to part with any of it or try to make money, but we're figuring out the best way to share them with others and also make sure they're preserved. Any advice on that is welcomed.

I have one picture with me. It's of her grandfather. You'll notice he has a mohawk. They were sitting around base in Hawaii and three of his men were running their mouths about going to get mohawks... sometime. Having heard enough of their talk and not seeing any action, he asked each one of them for their wallets "for inspection." They handed them over. He then walked, with the men in tow, to the base barber. He sat in a chair and told the barber to give him a mohawk. After he was done he got up and said to the men, "You get your wallet back when you get your mohawk."
2013-01-10 09:07:34 AM  
1 vote:
If the Army was the same then as it was when I was in, he probably got charged for the duffle bag when he outprocessed.
2013-01-10 08:00:50 AM  
1 vote:
I'll bet the teen surrendered...the bag.
2013-01-10 08:00:28 AM  
1 vote:

Deep Contact: AverageAmericanGuy: They have attics in the South Pacific?

So what the hell was in the bag?

What's in the bag!?! What's in the BAAAAG!??!
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