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Tortoise brought back from WWII!


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My grandfather recently told about how he had brought back a tortoise from his tour in WWII as a pilot. He apparently kept it as a pet until the late 1980s. I will update the post with pictures when I get them!

It evidently had carvings on its shell from the war.

 

 

 

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heres a funny one, As a child A friend had a box turtle, he painted his name on the bottom side of his shell. "Pete" Pete made a great escape and we never found him. 25 years later I found old Petes empty shell in the woods. His name painted on the bottom. I hope old Pete lived out a good life. Cant wait to see your pictures... :)


Pvt. James H. Honey 1st Md. Eastern shore Vol. Inf. Co. D (union) Gettysburg
Pvt. George Eddie Lear 26th Inf. Co.H 1st Div .(WW1) P.H. WIA Cpl. Richard Elsea 268th C.A. Bn. Battery A. WW2 SSgt. Grant Elsea 314th Inf. Hq.Co. I.R.79thDiv. WW2
Cpl. Harry Lawrence Butler Jr 23rd Regt. WIA Korea Lt. George Olin Tilghman 111th MG. 29th Div. WW1 DIS France 1919
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