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#1 GIKyle

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 08:37 AM

Sorry for the click bait title but I couldn't resist.  I was poking around a $5 bin and saw this set of dog tags  and thought it neat that they still retained a P38 and a 17th Infantry medallion.  I scooped them up, paid, and put them in my bag.  Only when organizing and packing my finds for the day did I notice the name on the tags.  Coincidently, the 17th Infantry was part of the assault on Marye's Heights at Fredericksburg and in the Wheatfield at Gettysburg.  A 2007 entry on the Korean War Project notes that Lee was a member of E Company, 2nd Battalion and participated at Inchon and was at the Yalu River.  Could be an interesting research project from the $5 bin!

 

Kyle

 

 

 

 

 

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#2 Wharfmaster

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 08:41 AM

Nice find for only five bucks.

 

I have a Navy Dog Tag to John Paul Jones.  :D

 

 

 

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#3 ww2marine

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 09:05 AM

Well played sir



#4 manayunkman

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 09:34 AM

I used to have Hitlers dog tags.

He was from Utah.

#5 Mr.Jerry

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 09:38 AM

Nicely done...



#6 Blacksmith

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 09:57 AM

And.... you*re blocked.

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 10:05 AM

Nice one Kyle! 

 

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#8 Reforger

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 10:07 AM

Those are some awesome tags! The name is interesting and so is his service. Looks like you got yourself a great deal.



#9 bobgee

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 01:19 PM

Super!



#10 iron bender

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Posted 29 February 2020 - 11:27 PM

For a 17th Infantry guy that's the snag of a lifetime. Congrats!



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Posted 01 March 2020 - 05:07 PM

Well, I found Custer's cavalry documents today.....

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#12 Buffalo Grunt

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Posted 07 March 2020 - 05:46 AM

Great find ... Thanks for sharing

 

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Sorry for the click bait title but I couldn't resist.  I was poking around a $5 bin and saw this set of dog tags  and thought it neat that they still retained a P38 and a 17th Infantry medallion.  I scooped them up, paid, and put them in my bag.  Only when organizing and packing my finds for the day did I notice the name on the tags.  Coincidently, the 17th Infantry was part of the assault on Marye's Heights at Fredericksburg and in the Wheatfield at Gettysburg.  A 2007 entry on the Korean War Project notes that Lee was a member of E Company, 2nd Battalion and participated at Inchon and was at the Yalu River.  Could be an interesting research project from the $5 bin!

 

Kyle

 

 

 

 

 

 




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