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82nd Airborne Grouping 1st Lt. Franklin L. Thomas

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I've posted this grouping before about 1st Lt. F.L. Thomas on another thread but, recently finished all my research on it including a photo of his grave marker at Wood National Cemetery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 

Mr. Thomas was in the 82nd Airborne, 504th PIR, 3rd Battalion, HQ Company and was involved in the D-Day invasion, Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge. His unit was also involved in the Waal River crossing. 1st Lt. Thomas led a machine gun platoon. Below is a picture of his grouping. I have yet to determine why he had a 6th Army patch with the grouping but, I've chosen to put it together with his items since he had it with them.

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His Grave Marker

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"There is no such thing as an expert, only students with different levels of education."
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Very nice grouping my friend. thumbsup.gif I love collectors who do follow-up history on their groupings.

 

- Jeff


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Very nice grouping my friend. thumbsup.gif I love collectors who do follow-up history on their groupings.

 

- Jeff

 

Thanks Jeff, I was able to make a request on graves.com for the grave marker picture. I had a volunteer photographer on that site take the picture and forward it to me in less than 24 hours!


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That's a nice grouping w00t.gifthumbsup.gif

The grave marker picture makes it more special.


I am interested in the 17th Airborne Division, especially the 513th Parachute Infantry Regiment!

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Hello

I like to see people who take the time to research out a group. It can be rewarding and fustrating, even with a name. Outstanding job!

 

Jon

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Nicely done. thumbsup.gif


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Collecting WWII Armor and Tank Destroyer Items

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I’m glad to see that there are people dedicated to keeping the memory of our brave soldiers alive.

Good job!

 

Brent


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Honoring the memory of my ancestors:
American Revolution: Captain George Musser
War Between the States (American Civil War): Private Martin Musser, 79th Pa. Vol. Inf.
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WWI: Sergeant Anthony Buniski, Troop G 2nd Cavalry, Troop G 19th Cavalry, Battery D 77th FA
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Thanks guys! Years ago, I was just a military gatherer, you know, buy this, buy that and stick it on a shelf. Since I've matured(militaria speaking) I now find researching these items to be both rewarding and sobering. Protecting the sacrifice these guys made is a heavy responsibility and none of us who collect should take lightly what we've been entrusted with.


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Hello

I like to see people who take the time to research out a group. It can be rewarding and fustrating, even with a name. Outstanding job!

 

Jon

 

So true! Great grouping. Thanks Clete


Thanks!


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That is a great grouping and fine job on the research.


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Always looking for WWII 10th Mountain Division uniforms and groupings

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