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

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Texas, United States
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In Son of Guardian

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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 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


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 (19134.5mi) View Map

Dropped Off 10/6/2016 jimnmyra placed it in Son of Guardian Nevada - 1,705.64 miles  Visit Log
Grab It (Not from a Cache) 9/2/2016 jimnmyra grabbed it   Visit Log

We found this trackable in a cache in Carcross Yukon Canada. We will be taking it back to the states with us to drop off somewhere. To those who fought in World War II, the greatest Generation, we give our thanks.

Visited 8/28/2016 2 CBR took it to Off the Beaten Battery Point Trail Alaska - 2,403.14 miles  Visit Log
Visited 8/24/2016 2 CBR took it to Truck Stop Illinois - 150.6 miles  Visit Log
Visited 8/13/2016 2 CBR took it to EJ&E Aurora Branch Illinois - .87 miles  Visit Log
Visited 7/4/2016 2 CBR took it to Do Paige, Will and Ken raise Kane? Illinois - 75.91 miles  Visit Log
Visited 6/29/2016 2 CBR took it to Little House in the Pine Illinois - 77.13 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 6/21/2016 2 CBR retrieved it from Taco Tuesday: Stealth Required Illinois   Visit Log

Moving along soon.

Dropped Off 6/21/2016 badlands placed it in Taco Tuesday: Stealth Required Illinois - 59.48 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 6/14/2016 badlands retrieved it from Hoffy Hut (travel bug hotel) Illinois   Visit Log

Moving it along.

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