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11th ABN Div "ANGELS" 188th Inf Reg Co. E Boot

Started by Edelweisse , Apr 28 2017 05:26 PM

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#1 Edelweisse

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 05:26 PM

Hi Folks:  What is this?  Does anyone know what this is?  Was it an award...and the numbered?

 

This is a wooden boot on block of wood with 11th ABN Div Patch "ANGELS" with 188th Co. E....and on the bottom "1996"

 

I found two (2) of these....and they look "old"....and my "limited" research showed that the 11th ABN was in Southern Germany...down by Augsburg.

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#2 Edelweisse

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 06:56 AM

No one....these are really small....they aren't big.  I'm surprized no one can ID these.  I was thinking for a Parachute jump or...????



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Posted 30 April 2017 - 01:35 PM

Maybe they were made in 1996, the 11th was disbanded by then, they look like book ends.


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Posted 30 April 2017 - 02:29 PM

Possibly something done as a place setting for a reuion of E Co. veterans.

 

Looks like a Cowboy boot.



#5 Edelweisse

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 06:43 PM

Hi:  They are pretty small..see pictures....can't be book ends.  Reunion maybe...hmmm.  The 11th ABN Div was de-activated way before 1996

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 10:54 AM

The 11th ABN was dis-banded in 1958...and I have asked the 11th ABN Div association for help.  I rec'd one response but he couldn't ID this piece.  Thanks for looking



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Posted 12 May 2017 - 11:56 AM

Gotta be a reunion piece..very cool .i have a few reunion booklets, i will check to see if i have one from 96 maybe they will show up in photos on a table or something......mike

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 04:55 PM

Thanks......that would make sense......the 188th did the raid on the POW camp in the Philippines



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Posted 12 May 2017 - 05:39 PM

I think thats a cowboy boot and not a jump boot, maybe the 96 reunion was in texas?...just a thought, will look into it...mike

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 05:04 PM

It looks like maybe they might be commemorative reunion placeholders for a dinner table, like they would have one at each guests place at the table.

Just a guess....

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 09:41 AM

Hi Folks:  I have rec'd two (2) replies from key members of the 11th ABN association and in both cases....they couldn't ID the items but this think the same....an item from a "past" association get-together/meeting.  I don't know if there is interest out there for these...but I liked them.  Thanks,




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