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These items arrived today..the man enlisted mid-1941, and by early 1942 was a Sergeant in a field artillery unit. He became an artillery officer in mid-1943...Here's is picture from his yard long and his officer portrait....

 

 

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Mark Conrad, MSgt, USAF (Ret)
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The family also included his original paperwork...promotion and commissioning certificates, school certificates, discharges etc.

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Mark Conrad, MSgt, USAF (Ret)
"Poor is the nation that has no Heroes...shameful is the one having them that forgets."

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The first trophy is a beautiful German Army NCO sword, with knot and hanger. The blade looks like the trademark says "Hackwerk". The grip is still bright as is the blade and the scabbard isn't all dinged up. The leather hanger has a unique mark on the leather, with DRGM marked snap hook. The reverse has the remains of it's army fieldgrey wool backing.

 

Also, the knot has some minor fraying where it';s tied, the "chunks" that look like they're missing come from the way I cut it out with photoshop - it's really 100% intact.

 

 

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Mark Conrad, MSgt, USAF (Ret)
"Poor is the nation that has no Heroes...shameful is the one having them that forgets."

The Miami Valley Military History Museum: http://www.mvmhm.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Miami-Valley-Military-History-Museum/111268115594349
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.Next up is a long pattern German fireman's bayonet...the blade is nice, but completely unmarked. The scabbard has some spidering but overall is in good shape.

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Mark Conrad, MSgt, USAF (Ret)
"Poor is the nation that has no Heroes...shameful is the one having them that forgets."

The Miami Valley Military History Museum: http://www.mvmhm.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Miami-Valley-Military-History-Museum/111268115594349
Official Partner of the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration: www.vietnamwar50th.com
Official Partner of the United States of America World War I Centennial: www.worldwar1centennial.org

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And finally, a nice WKC marked 2nd model Luftwaffe dagger with DRGM marked hangers. The camer flashed washed the colors out so the grip (which is flawless) looks creme colored here, but it's actually a bright yellow. The wire wrap is perfect as well. The blade will need a light cleaning but still a very nice rig.

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Mark Conrad, MSgt, USAF (Ret)
"Poor is the nation that has no Heroes...shameful is the one having them that forgets."

The Miami Valley Military History Museum: http://www.mvmhm.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Miami-Valley-Military-History-Museum/111268115594349
Official Partner of the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration: www.vietnamwar50th.com
Official Partner of the United States of America World War I Centennial: www.worldwar1centennial.org

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Those are some nice "souvenirs" you have there. Any chance of seeing the blades? Thanks, Bob

- Dedicated to my Uncle Ches -

General Ferdinand Joseph Chesarek

United States Army
Feb. 18, 1914 to Nov. 20, 1993

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Here's the blades...they have lots of finger prints and some minor smudges that will need cleaned...and it shows the true color of the 2nd Model Luft grip.

 

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Mark Conrad, MSgt, USAF (Ret)
"Poor is the nation that has no Heroes...shameful is the one having them that forgets."

The Miami Valley Military History Museum: http://www.mvmhm.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Miami-Valley-Military-History-Museum/111268115594349
Official Partner of the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration: www.vietnamwar50th.com
Official Partner of the United States of America World War I Centennial: www.worldwar1centennial.org

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Nice to see such a grouping with paperwork, photos and bringbacks.

Great to see.

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

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Mark,

 

That is the way to do it!

 

I really appreciate your ability to link the German edged weapons that were taken as war souvenirs to the US Soldier who brought them home. The photos of the officer and his attendant paperwork honors the US Soldier without glorifying the German war bring-backs.

 

Thanks.

"You can't please everyone so you have got to please yourself." Ricky Nelson

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