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#1 Pbaczuk

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 11:41 AM

Here is a grouping from medic named Ridley Harris. It includes his helmet shell, Victory Medal, War Diary and A St Nazaire souvenir postcard pack. The helmet has a caduceus scraped into the front of the paint beneath the Old Hickory logo. His diary is a serious of brief highlights of the days, some battle entries, some where the day is just described as "hell", trips to the preacher or to attend the "preaching" and a good number of whiskey entries. This first image came in sideways. I tried to delete it and install a correct orientation but I was not able to .. sorry about that.

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#2 Pbaczuk

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 11:42 AM

Medal.

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#3 Pbaczuk

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 11:43 AM

War diary.

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#4 Pbaczuk

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 11:44 AM

entries.

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#5 Pbaczuk

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 11:47 AM

entries: hell and whiskey. Maybe "whiskey" was code for something else like a medical aid station. He made reference to portions of the lines the 30th maintained as the "brown line" and "blue line" and other portions noted by colors in the sector. 

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#6 Pbaczuk

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 11:48 AM

Souvenir

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#7 Pbaczuk

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 11:49 AM

helmet.

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 11:52 AM

Wow. That is an incredible grouping.



#9 ramram

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 11:39 AM

Very Nice.

 

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 04:28 PM

Very nice group...congratulations!

 

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#11 Gruntdoc

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 04:00 PM

Great group! Thanks for sharing.



#12 Ray42

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 04:57 PM

That diary is awesome, what a referance to have.



#13 manayunkman

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 06:31 PM

Thanks for posting.

#14 kanemono

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 07:31 AM

Wonderful group. Thank you for sharing it with us.



#15 Pbaczuk

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 08:23 AM

Absolutely.



#16 30thguy

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Posted 07 February 2020 - 11:20 AM

Hi

 What outfit was he in? Was he in Sanitary trains or Ambulance Co. Nice grouping I love 30th stuff.


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#17 Pbaczuk

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Posted 07 February 2020 - 11:31 AM

I do not know. 105th Sanitary Train is a good start. I assume field medic or ambulance.



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Posted 09 February 2020 - 04:42 AM

Great find, the helmet insignia is really nice and having his dairy and victory medal is fantastic. I will try and help you find anything about him. Do you have any idea where his was from?

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 04:52 AM

If this is your guy he was from Littleton North Carolina

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#20 Pbaczuk

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 01:51 PM

That has to be him. I do not understand why there is a caduceus etched into the helmet though if he was infantry. 




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