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Travel Bug Dog Tag WW II-83rd Infantry in Normandy TB

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Owner:
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Released:
Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Origin:
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In the hands of boris0123.

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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 5-Apr-19 it had been circulating for 6.4 years, but it had been moved by only 14 cachers.

Please drop it 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.

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About This Item

83rdInfDiv

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 83d Infantry Division arrived in England on 16 April 1944.  After training in Wales, the division landed at Omaha Beach, 18 June 1944, and entered the hedgerow struggle south of Carentan.  Taking the offensive, the 83rd reached the St. Lo-Periers Road, 25 July, and advanced 8 miles against strong opposition as the Normandy campaign ended.  Then elements of the division took Châteauneuf-d'Ille-et-Vilaine, Dinard and approached the heavily fortified area protecting St. Malo.  Intense fighting reduced enemy strong points and a combined attack against the Citadel Fortress of St. Servan caused its surrender.  The main body of the division concentrated south of Rennes for patrolling and reconnaissance activities.  On 16 September 1944, the only surrender of a German Major General to US-troops occurred.  A total of 18,850 men and 754 officers at the Loire bridge of Beaugency were taken prisoner.
 
The division patch was black felt triangle with a yellow symbol in the middle.  The symbol is comprised of the letters of the word "Ohio" superimposed on each other.  In WWII it was known as the "Thunderbolt Division" as well as the "Ohio Division."

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Tracking History (24632.8mi) View Map

Visited 05/25/2019 boris0123 took it to Oranje boven! Zuid-Holland, Netherlands - .38 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/25/2019 boris0123 took it to Nice View on "Molen De Roos" Zuid-Holland, Netherlands - .3 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/25/2019 boris0123 took it to Hofje van Pauw Zuid-Holland, Netherlands - .31 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/25/2019 boris0123 took it to Rue de la Trompet 2.0 Zuid-Holland, Netherlands - .16 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/25/2019 boris0123 took it to In de schoenen van Balthasar Gerards Zuid-Holland, Netherlands - .08 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/25/2019 boris0123 took it to Zeg ken jij de mosselman? Zuid-Holland, Netherlands - .41 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/25/2019 boris0123 took it to Mooi Delft: De schoorsteen Zuid-Holland, Netherlands - .17 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/25/2019 boris0123 took it to Mooi Delft: Je kan de paal in Zuid-Holland, Netherlands - 115.64 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/22/2019 boris0123 took it to Spielerisch über Grenzen - Die Grenzrutsche Overijssel, Netherlands - .96 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/22/2019 boris0123 took it to kacker 01 Overijssel, Netherlands - 1.4 miles  Visit Log
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