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Travel Bug Dog Tag WW II-28th Infantry in Normandy TB

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Released:
Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Origin:
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In the hands of KappenCacherBande.

This is not collectible.

Use TB4X878 to reference this item.

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Current GOAL

This travel bug has two modest goals, to survive more than five years and to be moved by 25 cachers.  As of 18-Aug-18 it had been circulating for 5.8 years, but it had been moved by only 20 cachers.

Please drop this item in rural OR Premium Member Only caches.  Do not place it in an urban cache or abandon it at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; the bag keeps the trackable clean, protects the number and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

Travel bug photos are appreciated.  I will re-post them here, where they can be seen by other cachers.

About This Item

28thInfDiv

Replica Shoulder Patch. This travel bug is one of several made to recognize the US Army Divisions that fought in Normandy and elsewhere in France in 1944. In the summer of 2012 the travel bug owner activated, dipped, then, in October, took the travel bugs to Normandy beaches, towns, museums and the American cemetery above Omaha Beach. Some of the bugs were released in France, but most were brought back to the states to be put into circulation.
   
The 28th Infantry Division is nicknamed the "Keystone Division," as it was formed from units of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard; Pennsylvania is known as the "Keystone State."  After training in Southampton, England, and the Seabank Hotel in Porthcawl, Wales, the 28th Infantry Division landed in Normandy, France, on 22 July 1944, and entered the hedgerow struggle north and west of Saint-Lô. They took Percy and Gathemo. The Division began to roll north and east on overcoming resistance at Le Neubourg and Elbeuf.  The 28thtook the brunt of the German Ardennes offensive on 16 December.  They fought doggedly in place using all available personnel and threw off the enemy timetable before withdrawing for reorganization because its units had been badly mauled.

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Tracking History (37810.3mi) View Map

Retrieve It from a Cache 08/22/2018 KappenCacherBande retrieved it from Dunnet Head (Caithness) Northern Scotland, United Kingdom   Visit Log

Wir nehmen dich mit auf unsere weitere Reise.
LG KappenCacherBande

Dropped Off 08/18/2018 b.five placed it in Dunnet Head (Caithness) Northern Scotland, United Kingdom - 12.68 miles  Visit Log

Gute Reise/have a good trip

Visited 08/17/2018 b.five took it to End of the Road Northern Scotland, United Kingdom - 1,025.05 miles  Visit Log

Wunderbarer Platz!

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Visited 07/28/2018 b.five took it to TKT 2 Die Abzweigung Niederösterreich, Austria - 158.69 miles  Visit Log
Visited 07/26/2018 b.five took it to Heilquellen von Bad Fusch Salzburg, Austria - 158.77 miles  Visit Log
Visited 07/19/2018 b.five took it to 3*HB - #1 * Winkl Niederösterreich, Austria - 24.36 miles  Visit Log
Visited 07/17/2018 b.five took it to Kleiner Spaziergang #1 Niederösterreich, Austria - 65.37 miles  Visit Log
Visited 07/13/2018 b.five took it to Lauschangriff auf Dietmannsdorf #150 Niederösterreich, Austria - 5.75 miles  Visit Log
Visited 06/03/2018 b.five took it to Burgen und Schlösser Niederösterreich, Austria - 104.41 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/12/2018 b.five took it to Museum of Vladimir Mayakovsky Russia - 1,143.31 miles  Visit Log
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