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Travel Bug Dog Tag WW II-29th Infantry in Normandy TB02

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Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Texas, United States
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About This Item


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 29th Infantry Division, the "Blue and Gray" Division was composed of units descended from Union and Confederate regiments, brought together in a harmonious whole.  The patch is a disc bordered olive drab, divided in the shape of the Korean "tae guk" symbol of eternal life, with blue on the left and gray on the right.  
The division was sent to England where it trained for two years, before being among the first wave of troops to the shore at Omaha Beach, suffering massive casualties in the process.  It then advanced to Saint-Lô, and eventually through France and into Germany itself. These actions have since been the subject of many motion pictures and video games.  This particular patch is the modern, subdued version, designed to be less conspicuous on the battlefield.  Black and olive replace the blue and gray.

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Tracking History (15303.5mi) View Map

Visited 01/12/2014 schwandt took it to Rambo's Civil War Cache Virginia - 4.73 miles  Visit Log
Discovered It 01/12/2014 knitbead discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered at Thanks event at Chantilly, VA

Visited 01/12/2014 schwandt took it to HM's Secret Service Virginia - 24.6 miles  Visit Log
Discovered It 01/12/2014 GR8Caches discovered it   Visit Log

Discoveerd at Thanks Event!

Discovered It 01/12/2014 JPWAVE discovered it   Visit Log

During tonight's "Thanks!" event, I discovered a bunch of trackables, TBs and geocoins. Thanks to everyone for sharing! It's nice discovering all these trackables at once via VERY cool!!

Retrieve It from a Cache 01/11/2014 schwandt retrieved it from Zowie's Treasure Chest Virginia   Visit Log

I picked this up for moving to the NoVAGO Thanks event where it will move to another cacher.

Dropped Off 12/31/2013 placed it in Zowie's Treasure Chest Virginia - 4.77 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 12/28/2013 retrieved it from Dog Leg Par 4 Virginia   Visit Log

Found it will place it soon

Dropped Off 12/11/2013 Gaiter Man placed it in Dog Leg Par 4 Virginia - 5.97 miles  Visit Log
Discovered It 11/24/2013 Invaluable1 discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered a few weeks ago.

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