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As stated Bob was a member of the 97th Infantry Division. Bob does not talk about the war. He experienced some things that he does not want to remember. I bought these items from his brother. Bob was in need of a newer car and the funds from this sale funded a portion of it. The 97th ID was a late arrival in the ETO so after VE day they were shipped right home and then loaded on a ship for the Pacific. At the end of hostilities they were still on the boat going to the Phillipines. They ended up in Japan for the occuptation. This should explain why he brought back items from both theaters. The pistol is a Sauer M38. Has the eagles on it as does the holster. There is also a Mauser rifle cleaning kit, and the large Kreigsmarine flag marked from Holland. The Japanese swords are interesting. The shorter one is cut down to army regulation size which pretty much ruined the value. Still neat in my opinion. The other sword I think is an officers sword, the hand guard is cut out. The rifle is a home guard end of war special, the stock looks like it was whittled from a 2x4. Has a nice mum on it though. The Japanese flag behind Bob's picture and the other one are real light material. I think they are civilian flags. Bob is still alive and doing well. I see him from time to time.

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"I am not broke but you can see the cracks, you can make me perfect again. All because of you". U2

 

Jace, Tim, and Mike you will always be my buds. God's Blessings guys.

 

" It's awful squatchy out here"

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Arms and swords.

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"I am not broke but you can see the cracks, you can make me perfect again. All because of you". U2

 

Jace, Tim, and Mike you will always be my buds. God's Blessings guys.

 

" It's awful squatchy out here"

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Close up of the pistol.

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"I am not broke but you can see the cracks, you can make me perfect again. All because of you". U2

 

Jace, Tim, and Mike you will always be my buds. God's Blessings guys.

 

" It's awful squatchy out here"

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Close up of the officer hand guard.

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"I am not broke but you can see the cracks, you can make me perfect again. All because of you". U2

 

Jace, Tim, and Mike you will always be my buds. God's Blessings guys.

 

" It's awful squatchy out here"

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Both flags.

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"I am not broke but you can see the cracks, you can make me perfect again. All because of you". U2

 

Jace, Tim, and Mike you will always be my buds. God's Blessings guys.

 

" It's awful squatchy out here"

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Marking on the flag.

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"I am not broke but you can see the cracks, you can make me perfect again. All because of you". U2

 

Jace, Tim, and Mike you will always be my buds. God's Blessings guys.

 

" It's awful squatchy out here"

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That's a great group! It's always good to get somethign right from the family...

 

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Very nice to see bringbacks from a veteran who went to both theatres.

Looking to buy D-Day and 101st/82nd related groupings

Doolittle Raider Jacob DeShazer: 'If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord', and believe in your heart that God raise Him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9)

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