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Here is a group of souvenirs brought home from Nagasaki, Japan by a USMC veteran who was WIA on Roi-Namur Island and who also fought on Okinawa. The sake cup says

“Duty is heavy as a mountain, death is light as a feather.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fantastic.

 

Thanks for posting.

In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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Very nice indeed!

 

-Ski

In Memory Of......
Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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What a great group! Whenever I see something like this I can vividly recall my Dad complaining that almost none of the souvenirs he picked up and shipped home from Saipan and Okinawa ever made it. He used to grumble some flat-footed state-side mail clerk taking it all.

Mikie

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Great Find-----Wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In Memory of Air Corps Technical Sergeant Carl F. Durfee. He died of wounds on 30 December 1944 while serving in the South Pacific. You are not forgotten.

ASMIC member

American Legion member

US Air Force & Air National Guard TAC - MAC

JOHN N. DANIELS ---152nd COMPANY C New York State Infantry--- captured 1864 survivor of Andersonville ---- Great-Great-Great Uncle

Captain Robert L. Hosler, 522nd Fighter/Bomber Sq. 12th Army Air Corp. World War Two P47 Pilot - 1 DFC- 5 Air Medal & 0ne Purple Heart---Uncle

1st Sgt Ann Barry, US Army Air Corp WAC World War Two --ETO --- Aunt

Sgt Willam M. Barry, USMC----Pacific World War Two--Father





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That's a beautiful group. I always look for Pacific Theater items because my Dad was there. Over time have found bits and pieces. It just isn't out there like European theater items. I particularly like the knife. Congrats.

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I was sent this photo and told that it came from Gibson's photo album. The story is that this Japanese officer is wearing the dirk and also owned the swords and other IJN items. Gibson bought everything together in Nagasaki, Japan in 1945?????

 

 

 

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