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Hi All,


The above came from OMAHA. It is half of the bottom of a 105 shell (Other half blown off). The inscription reads "D-DAY JUNE 6 1944 AFRIC" (That's all I can make out). Inserted into the top is a 1939 Italian coin. Found up on the bluff in the 1st Inf. Div. sector.






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Thats pretty special! Any other mentionable finds in that sector ?

" You can manufacture weapons and you can purchase ammunition,

But you can't buy valor and you can't pull heroes off an assembly line ".


-Sergeant John B. Ellery-

U.S. 1st Infantry Division


Hang Tough my friend!

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uh, awesome! that is a truly cool find mate


Ummm... maybe not so good for the original owner. I think "interrupted" is a very polite way to put it...

Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War



"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."


Moliere: Tartuffe





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Ummm... maybe not so good for the original owner. I think "interrupted" is a very polite way to put it...

To be honest, it didnt even click with me when i read it, but i hear ya now crying.gif

If you can read this, thank a teacher, and, since it's in English, thank a soldier.

- Anonymous

Dedicated to the hard core.

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some really neat finds



Michael Sweeney--Researcher and Collector of WW2 77TH Division

If you have any named items to a 77th Division Soldier please contact me!!!


In memoroy of my Grandfather

Eugene Henry Sweeney

1st Lieutenant of the 306th

Infantry Regiment Company L -

Veteran of Guam and Leyte





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Surprising to see those collar disks/branch insignia - would be interesting to know when they were lost, as there were a LOT of troops who came over those beaches. The other items seem pretty routine "GI Joe" items, particularly the crucifix and madonna (?), which I'll guess were worn on ID tags. Not looking to purchase from Allan, but AWESOME items to have in one's collection...



I remember:

Chris Ingrassia (9/11) CPT Tristan Aitken (OIF, 2003)

MAJ Paul Syverson (OIF, 2004) CPT Tom Miller (OIF, 2005)

SSG Scottie Bright (OIF, 2005) CPT Chris Petty (OIF, 2006)

MAJ Hurley Shields (OIF, 2008)




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