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Historic Chaplain’s kit fresh out of the woodwork. KIA 1943 while conducting services in the PTO


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As already stated...everything about this is amazing and a really great find. This is what we look for with every item saved...a direct and well documented link to the past. I'm sure all of us would love to have this in our collection and I'm glad it ended up with someone who will preserve it. Its hard telling why it was separated from the family but these things do happen and at least now it will be well cared for. Congrats and thanks for sharing!

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A wonderful and sacred relic. Glad that it was saved by someone who can treasure it. R.I.P. Chaplain Munroe. P.S. i wonder if he was a qualified parachutist? Bobgee

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Chaplain Munro's pic.

Regarding his jump status, the 87th didn't retain jump status for long.

I am still looking into it, but he may have landed in New Guinea via glider.

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AMAZING! an actual kit that was there in use and info to back it up. I do have a question, HOW DID THIS ITEM FIND ITS WAY TO A STORE AND WHO (FAMILY) GAVE IT UP?? at least a collector saved it.

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AMAZING! an actual kit that was there in use and info to back it up. I do have a question, HOW DID THIS ITEM FIND ITS WAY TO A STORE AND WHO (FAMILY) GAVE IT UP?? at least a collector saved it.

 

Would you believe it was a donation to good will.

 

Troy

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