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(Sun Sentinel)   World War II veteran gets reunited with his old bag after seventy years   ( sun-sentinel.com) divider line
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5875 clicks; posted to Main » on 11 Nov 2013 at 9:17 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-11-11 09:21:22 AM  
Reginald?
 
2013-11-11 09:25:03 AM  
Why is it so dusty in here?
 
2013-11-11 09:31:50 AM  

p51d007: Why is it so dusty in here?


It's because you dropped all those feels.
 
2013-11-11 09:40:46 AM  
That's pretty insensitive.  I mean, sure his wife has aged a lot but so has he.
 
2013-11-11 09:42:18 AM  
What an old bag might look like:

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2013-11-11 09:49:20 AM  
beattips2.com
 
2013-11-11 10:05:57 AM  
I was feeling all warm and fuzzy until I hit the comments section.
 
2013-11-11 10:10:43 AM  

Great_Milenko: I was feeling all warm and fuzzy until I hit the comments section.


Likewise.
 
2013-11-11 10:16:20 AM  
My father fought in korea and the last thing I would ever try and do was remind him of the shiat he saw and had to to there.
 
2013-11-11 10:17:58 AM  
I never stopped loving you!

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2013-11-11 10:21:43 AM  
Not quite as heartwarming, but my roommate once found his duffel bag that had been stolen from our barracks for sale at the local swap meet. Had his name and last four of his SS stencilled right on it. Cops made the guy give it back.
 
2013-11-11 10:38:29 AM  
...have any of you ever smelled old canvas? It's musty. The room they opened that package in must have had a horrible stench what with grandpa smelling like farts, Vick's and moth balls already.

No wonder witnesses to the event cried.
 
2013-11-11 10:40:38 AM  
Excellent tale. UNAUTH FINGER's right above where I type not that bad.
 
2013-11-11 10:44:44 AM  
I don't understand why this story deserves the Florida tag.
 
2013-11-11 10:45:53 AM  

special20: ...have any of you ever smelled old canvas? It's musty. The room they opened that package in must have had a horrible stench what with grandpa smelling like farts, Vick's and moth balls already.

No wonder witnesses to the event cried.


I have a ton of old GI canvas dating back to 1916 all the way through the 1980's. Smells actually pretty awesome :D
 
2013-11-11 10:57:12 AM  

Great_Milenko: I was feeling all warm and fuzzy until I hit the comments section.


That's why I never read the comments...NEVER!
 
2013-11-11 11:28:53 AM  

buttcat: Great_Milenko: I was feeling all warm and fuzzy until I hit the comments section.

That's why I never read the comments...NEVER!


Yeah, you can get a sense of how unpopular your faith is to others.
 
2013-11-11 12:03:41 PM  

Titanius Anglesmith: special20: ...have any of you ever smelled old canvas? It's musty. The room they opened that package in must have had a horrible stench what with grandpa smelling like farts, Vick's and moth balls already.

No wonder witnesses to the event cried.

I have a ton of old GI canvas dating back to 1916 all the way through the 1980's. Smells actually pretty awesome :D


Yes it does. I've just been buying any WWI/WWII/Korea/Vietnam canvas I see cheap because it's not getting any easier to find.

I picked up an M1910 pack system with meat can for $9. One of the shiattier designs out there but a lot of guys carried it on D-Day.

Also just picked up a Marine m1942 upper pack. No names I can see though.

I do have something really cool though, an RAF Service/ID book. I did some research on the guy, turns out he was shot down over Germany and spent about a year in a POW camp.
 
2013-11-11 02:08:58 PM  
And of course the Weeners on there is some asshat that can't go 30 seconds without turning a completely unrelated story into a comment about how awful they think Obama is.

I mean, really.  How much of a wad do you have to be to try and commandeer a feel good story like this and use it as a platform for your own venomous barbs?

You don't like the president?  Thats fine, but for the love of purple monkeys, learn where and when it is appropriate to vent those frustrations and where it is not!
 
2013-11-11 02:24:36 PM  

trotsky: Titanius Anglesmith: special20: ...have any of you ever smelled old canvas? It's musty. The room they opened that package in must have had a horrible stench what with grandpa smelling like farts, Vick's and moth balls already.

No wonder witnesses to the event cried.

I have a ton of old GI canvas dating back to 1916 all the way through the 1980's. Smells actually pretty awesome :D

Yes it does. I've just been buying any WWI/WWII/Korea/Vietnam canvas I see cheap because it's not getting any easier to find.

I picked up an M1910 pack system with meat can for $9. One of the shiattier designs out there but a lot of guys carried it on D-Day.

Also just picked up a Marine m1942 upper pack. No names I can see though.

I do have something really cool though, an RAF Service/ID book. I did some research on the guy, turns out he was shot down over Germany and spent about a year in a POW camp.



Not a bad score. Yea those pack designs were pretty awful. Give me a pair of m1936 suspenders and a Musette and I'm a happy camper. It's frightening to see how much some of that stuff goes for now. I have a nice set of early war shelter halves that are unissued.


I used to do a lot of WWII US GI living history, but last few years I've done Polish RAF at airshows and fly ins. Lots more fun.
 
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