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WWI 77th ID group with bring backs

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#1 Fixbayonets!

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:58 AM

Recently out of the family estate of the veteran comes this 77th Infantry Division group to include his bring backs.  He served as a Private with Company C of the 307th Infantry Regiment and participated in engagements at Lorraine, Chateau Thierry and the Meuse-Argonne.  All of the items shown here were kept packed in his footlocker for the past 100 years.

 

First up is his uniform to include his tunic, overcoat, trousers, overseas cap & puttees.

 

  

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:00 AM

Close up of insignia

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:03 AM

Some of his personal belongings to include prayer books, his son in service banner, scout pocket knife, field dressing pouch and a 77th Division recruiting armband.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:06 AM

Some of his German battlefield pick ups to include a complete gas mask set, enlisted belt & buckle with bayonet frog still attached, unit marked 98/05 bayonet, unit marked ersatz bayonet and a Mauser ammunition pouch. 

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:09 AM

Two pickelhaube spikes removed from helmets (one with cover still attached) and what I suspect might be a French hat/helmet plate?

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:09 AM

Really nice group, great to see all the pieces stay together.  Seems so many of these groups get spread to the four corners.  Thanks for sharing. Ken



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:13 AM

A selection of bullets (fired & unfired), clips, shrapnel, German uniform buttons & cap cockades.

 

That about does it, hope you all enjoyed!

 

Rob

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:34 AM

Great grouping!!....love all the bringback helmet parts...mike

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:49 AM

Wonderful grouping! The bring backs are really something special.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:53 AM

Love this grouping! Thanks for sharing with us.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:29 PM

Very nice!!


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 01:12 PM

Thanks, glad to hear you guys like it!

 

Rob



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:00 PM

Nice grouping, and sweet uniform!

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:21 PM

Great grouping, great bring backs


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