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Searching for WWII 2nd Infantry Division painted metal signs by Liberto Vilarino


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Recently a couple in my neighborhood stopped by my house after seeing the WWII related license plate on my truck. The guys wanted to share with me the story about his grandfather, Liberto Vilarino from the 2nd Infantry Division of WWII. Evidently his grandfather was a famed sign painter who produced thousands of signs. One of those signs sold on IMA several years ago, but after years of searching, my neighbor has not been able to find another.

 

Has anyone ever come across any of these signs before? Here are pictures of the one from IMA, and part of Liberto's obituary.

 

 

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Have not seen one of his signs buy this is one I made for our re enacting unit.

Met Mr Bock at FIG Battle of the Bulge event back in 90s, gave him the sign, was MacDonalds runner in the battle.

"The true Soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him" G.K. Chesterton

"A people that values it's privileges above its principles will soon lose both" D.D. Eisenhower


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