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Old 05-23-2010, 12:33 AM   #1
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Default Souvenirs with a history

Now and again you pick up something that is connected to some event that will show up in the history books. I have a small chunk of the Berlin Wall, a bit of pink granite from the carving of the Crazy Horse Monument, and a small bottle of sand from Omaha Beach. Nothing huge, like a boarding pass for the Hindenburg, or or the M14 with Sn 000001 (in the Infantry Museum at Ft. Benning). Ran across this yesterday- a small coaster, and wondered how many folks here are old enugh to remember this when it happened- and what happened?
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So- what sort of dust catchers do you folks have that are connected to the history books?
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Old 05-23-2010, 12:38 AM   #2
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Sadly, I remember it well.
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I remember it as well.
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i got a ww1 bayonet, a helmet from a dead iraqi from the first gulf war, a 1911 from ww2, a japanese 7.7mm jap shell casing i found on the ground when stationed at schofield barracks in hawaii, a meteorite i found in my backyard when i was ten, two bronze stars given to me by my best friend that he got from his 5 tours in iraq, a photo of my dad when he was a baby back in the forties.

some of it historical others personal all has memmories for me some good some bad. at some point i will mail the 7.7 shell to the schofield barracks museum.
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I wasn't yet born for the above post. Neither was I born for the souvenir I currently keep.
It is a 1942 stamped 40 mm Mark 1 shell fired from a WWII Navy ship. Wish I knew which one. It was given to me by a nephew who obtained it at a yard sale for .50 cents. I offered him 25 dollars for it he said no. Instead he gave it to me as a gift.
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I have some Saddam funny money.
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Some place I have a beer stein from Bitburg Germany that commemorated the visit of then President Reagan. That was the visit that created the stir over his visiting a cemetary that had German SS troops buried there.
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Good replies, guys- keep 'em coming.
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We've got some ash from Mount St. Helen around here somewhere.
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I got a small box of .45 auto dated 1932 and one dated 1929 still in their unopened containers from the military back then I will get some pics soon and post them. Also I have a Kbar from when my grandfather was in the Marines during WW2
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