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Here is a grouping I got some 15 years ago from the nephew of Harry G. Reichel 506th 2nd Bat. HQ. KIA January 3, 1945.

 

The core of this grouping is the Purple Heart which is missing it's ribbon.

 

There is a card given out at his memorial.

 

A photo of Harry in boot camp.

 

His Ludlow wings that have all the wing detail polished off.

 

Cloth wings which were taken off a jacket.

 

Several patches.

 

And a torn one Dollar bill that says " When you see this remember me HR ". This is not the first time I have found torn one dollar bills in someones group. A loved one would keep one half and the individual in the service would keep the other, to be joined together when returning from duty.

 

I hope you guys enjoy this and feel free to join in with any information or comments.

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Thats a Great 506th P.I.R 2nd Bn HQ.Co Grouping you have got there Belonging to a

Real Paratrooper Hero who gave it his all for his Country and and Great Piece of History

there and thanks for sharing it with us Very Nice to see it Indeed :thumbsup:

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IN MEMORY OF IRISH/AMERICANS FROM MY COUNTY.
Cpl: Patrick Gallagher, 3rd U.S.M.C Div K.I.A 30/03/1967 Navy Cross
Sgt: Patrick Nevin, B.Co. 1st Bn, 12th Cav, 1st CAVALRY Div K.I.A 23/02/1966

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Wow!...what an incredible group!...the $1 bill is a silver certificate too!.....mike :thumbsup:

Always looking for and buying 50's era 11th Airborne/ 187th ARCT/ 82nd Airborne tac mark painted jump helmets!



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Thats a Great 506th P.I.R 2nd Bn HQ.Co Grouping you have got there Belonging to a

Real Paratrooper Hero who gave it his all for his Country and and Great Piece of History

there and thanks for sharing it with us Very Nice to see it Indeed :thumbsup:

 

'44,

 

Thank you for refocusing us on his sacrifice.

 

M

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Wow!...what an incredible group!...the $1 bill is a silver certificate too!.....mike :thumbsup:

 

Thanks Sarge,

 

It took a while for me to realize what the dollar bill was for.

 

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nice honest group.........i have come across 2 of those bills in groupings,i always thought they are a great personal item...........love those wings.............dave

 

Where have you been Dave ?

 

I love the group. Right out of Lingelstown.

 

M

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I photographed this group (via its owner at the time) for my book. It's a neat group. 

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Peace is not the absence of war, but the defense of hard-won freedom. -Anton LaGuardia


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No, even though the group was photographed, he was not included in the book. 

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Peace is not the absence of war, but the defense of hard-won freedom. -Anton LaGuardia


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