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1st Armored KIA Heart Lot

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Here is a purple heart lot to a 2nd lt. in the 81st armored recon bn 1st armored division that was KIA on Jan. 31, 1943 in North Africa. There are several letters & articles I did not picture. This lot was almost a dontation to the land fill. I will let the photos do the talking.




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WOW!! Amazing save!! I shudder to think just how many items and groupings like this have had the same fate that this nearly did. Well done on preserving this soldiers sacrifice.



Rob Cawte

Interested in buying AIR CORPS items, particularly 8th and 9th AAF id'd medals, uniforms/groupings




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Why do people throw away medals? It's honestly the stupidest thing I've heard. If you don't want them then sell them! Don't just throw them away! I am really glad you found these medals when you did tigerfan. It would have been a tragedy otherwise.

"Everyday sounds like the 4th of July." -Anonymous Combat Engineer from 6th Army




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An amazing group for sure! Well done mate!



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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Wonderful grouping. Glad you are able to preserve it. Tell us how you got to save it from the dump.


"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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