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

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

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29thInfSub

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 07/24/2013 TX1096 took it to Las Animas adventure! Baby Crib Colorado - 299.6 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 07/23/2013 TX1096 retrieved it from WELCOME TO THE McKNIGHT HOTEL (NML) Texas   Visit Log

Headed to Colorado

Dropped Off 06/07/2013 doublenickel8 placed it in WELCOME TO THE McKNIGHT HOTEL (NML) Texas - 77.47 miles  Visit Log

Dropped in WELCOME TO THE McKNIGHT HOTEL (NML)

Visited 06/07/2013 doublenickel8 took it to I 27 South Travel Bug Hotel Texas - 107.49 miles  Visit Log

Visited I 27 South Travel Bug Hotel

Visited 06/06/2013 doublenickel8 took it to Peligro 5193 Texas - 74.47 miles  Visit Log
Visited 06/06/2013 doublenickel8 took it to Leaning Tree of Quitaque Texas - 7.83 miles  Visit Log
Visited 06/06/2013 doublenickel8 took it to "TURKEY" "TEXAS" Texas - 38.17 miles  Visit Log
Visited 06/06/2013 doublenickel8 took it to A Lonesome Dove Texas - 30.48 miles  Visit Log
Visited 06/06/2013 doublenickel8 took it to 62 Paducah W (Cottle Co., p 35 DeL) Texas   Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 06/06/2013 doublenickel8 retrieved it from 62 Paducah W (Cottle Co., p 35 DeL) Texas   Visit Log

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