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Just stumbled upon this story on Yahoo. Absolute disgrace that someone would even consider doing this.

 

http://news.yahoo.com/skull-civil-war-soldier-found-gettysburg-auctioned-191752730.html?soc_src=copy

 

Looking for: Fourth/ Seventh Rhode Island Infantry items


Purple Heart : Robert L. Freitag KIA ETO 2/11/45


Any US/German items with the last name "Freitag"


also, war-related posters



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First off, how do they even know it is from a civil war soldier just because it is found near relics.

second who in their right mind would want a old skull in their civil war collection that is possibly from a soldier.

third it is just plain out disrespectful

 

-Dave

Collecting WWI 26th Division Machine Gun and Infantry related Helmets, Equipment, Groupings, Photos and Dog Tags!


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No question about that...

Let's hope this poor soul's remains find his way back to where he belongs...in Gettysburg PA...

In Memoriam

My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017
My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968
My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,
wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, Virginia, July 1, 1862,

died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

 

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Hope the winning bidder gets haunted. Ridiculous.

Looking for the following:

452nd and 447th Bomb Group items

Anything 12th Armored- especially uniforms

155th Assault Helicopter Company, Camp Coryell, or Ban Me Thuot Vietnam items[/center]


WWII US Navy Uniforms from the Battle Off Samar: USS Johnston DD-557, USS Hoel DD-553, USS Samuel B. Roberts DE-413, USS Heermann DD-532, USS Dennis DE-405, USS John C. Butler DE-339, USS Raymond DE-341, USS Fanshaw Bay St. Lo, White Plains, Kalinin Bay, Kitkun Bay and Gambier Bay...


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Thats just plain wrong.

I collect pre-1948 US Navy rates, and WWII US Navy enlisted uniforms and equipment.


Wanted: items related to VPB-103, USN jumpers with USMC SSI and USMC uniforms with navy insignia.



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Until the government swoops in and puts a stop to it

-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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Apparently the auction house pulled the skull, and it is now to be handed over to the NPS.

In memory of Lance Corporal Jeremy S. Lasher, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force. Killed in Action July 23, 2009, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Semper Fi

Lance Corporal's 2/8 challenge coin was STOLEN from his grave. Please see the following forum link for details: http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/210650-challenge-coin-stolen-from-marine-kia-grave/&do=findComment&comment=1654270

 



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Apparently the auction house pulled the skull, and it is now to be handed over to the NPS.

 

Thanks for the update. Refreshing to see someone do the right thing.

Looking for: Fourth/ Seventh Rhode Island Infantry items


Purple Heart : Robert L. Freitag KIA ETO 2/11/45


Any US/German items with the last name "Freitag"


also, war-related posters



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I was just reading through some info on the internet this morning, and came across this article. http://dailytimes.com.ng/article/skull-civil-war-soldier-military-relics-be-sold-auction

 

To begin, sure the skull isn't proven to be 100% legitimate, but I would wager it probably is. Regardless, it is the only thing left of a human being, and that individual deserves to have their remains treated properly.

 

This is just so appalling to me. The first question that runs through my head is WHY would someone buy this? The second is WHO would buy this? I mean seriously, this a huge low. I don't know how one could even fathom buying the remains of a reputed fallen combatant? Couldn't they get the remains identified and returned to the family for burial, or have the remains properly buried? That should be the primary objective. Honor the fallen instead of selling what's left of them?!?

Looking for anything related to Army Ranger Battalions from World War II

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We live in a country where there are laws and restrictions on buying and selling medals to collectors and historians interested in preserving the history of the valor they represent because a very few have misrepresented that valor as their own, but we allow this? This is absolutely shameful. I feel like I am living in the Twilight Zone sometimes.

I am eagerly collecting Pre-WWII USMC material. Any Marine Corps Span Am era, WWI, Banana Wars, or China Marine related material is especially sought after.

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If it were an America Indian skull it could not be sold and would have to be returned to an Indian tribe. I see this auction as the equivalent of grave robbing. I know of no state which would allow a person to go into a cemetery and dig up a body and sell it. But this heartless idiot can do it to a fallen soldier. That is sad.

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If it were an America Indian skull it could not be sold and would have to be returned to an Indian tribe. I see this auction as the equivalent of grave robbing. I know of no state which would allow a person to go into a cemetery and dig up a body and sell it. But this heartless idiot can do it to a fallen soldier. That is sad.

 

Double Standards :)

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Double Standards :)

 

No it is not. Simply put, Native Americans have demanded legislation protecting their ancestors' remains. They got that legislation passed by Congress. A double standard would be that either non-Natives asked for and did not receive it, or if the legislation was in place but ignored.

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