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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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In the hands of lyndseydavis.

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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

Retrieve It from a Cache 11/24/2013 Gaiter Man retrieved it from Old 7100, Now 286 Virginia   Visit Log

Will try to find a suitable location within the coming week.

Dropped Off 11/02/2013 WWCD placed it in Old 7100, Now 286 Virginia - 27.58 miles  Visit Log
Discovered It 10/27/2013 seadog129 discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered this TB at the Fredricksburg Geocachers Fall Festival. Thanks for sharing.

Discovered It 10/27/2013 robbitandpaul discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered it at the Fredricksberg Area Geocachers Fall Festival. A fun filled event. Thank you for sharing.

Discovered It 10/27/2013 sassyinmyheart discovered it   Visit Log

Fredericksburg Geocachers Fall Festival 2013

Discovered It 10/27/2013 Hooclass2002 discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered at the Fredricksburg Fall Festival. A great event for cachers of all ages and experiences.

Dropped Off 10/27/2013 Nemo Consequentia placed it in Fredericksburg Geocachers Fall Festival 2013 Virginia - 747.38 miles  Visit Log
Discovered It 10/26/2013 wetfit discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered it at the Fredericksburg Geocachers Fall Festival 2013. Thank you for sharing.

Retrieve It from a Cache 10/25/2013 WWCD retrieved it from Fredericksburg Geocachers Fall Festival 2013 Virginia   Visit Log

Will move along soon

Retrieve It from a Cache 10/25/2013 Nemo Consequentia retrieved it from Xena's I75 Travel Bug Inn Florida   Visit Log

Moving along.

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