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A friend was out yard-saling yesterday and met a couple who had some things out on the table...a couple of bayonets and these items. After talking with them, they said they wanted to donate them, so I went over first thing this morning...the best thing is the GAR banner...I'll take it out of the frame and get some small dowels to hang it on...it still has the suspension loops at both ends and is overall 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
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Official Partner of the United States of America World War I Centennial: www.worldwar1centennial.org

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He said they had a bunch of letters from a soldier who served in France in WWI Part I,...unfortunately, these are all copies....but I'll put them in a nicer binder and have them out for people to read...each letter has a type written copy with it..he talks about the rain and mud, being seasick, etc....he was an artilleryman in the 84th Division.

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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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..on the up side, there was a large scarf and hanky he sent home - these are mentioned in the letters...the scarf is pretty rough...they wrapped it in plastic on a piece of cardboard roughly 2 x 3 feet...but the silk has deteriorated where it was folded...not sure if I can save this one or not...the hanky got the same treatment but seems to be in OK condition other than some staining. The embroidery is in silver thread so it's hard to make out, but it says "I am thinking of you".

 

 

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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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