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

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

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Please drop this item in rural or Premium Member Only caches.  Do not drop it in an urban cache or leave it behind at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; this prevents the chain and tag tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take this travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission needed to leave the U.S.

About This Item

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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Retrieve It from a Cache 6/6/2014 lyndseydavis retrieved it from Parkin' by the River Kentucky   Visit Log

Found this in Cattlesburg Kentucky! Such a cool background on this travel bug! So lucky to find this one. I just started geocaching this week and I've already found 2 travel bugs. :)
Now this bug has traveled to Florida! I hope someone finds it and takes care of this bug!

This entry was edited by lyndseydavis on Saturday, 14 June 2014 at 16:44:58 UTC.

  • Travel bug dog tag Found in Cattlesburg Kentucky! Really love geocaching! Only been doing this for a week now and I've already found 2 travel bugs! :)
Dropped Off 6/2/2014 MaxB on the River placed it in Parkin' by the River Kentucky - 215.94 miles  Visit Log
Visited 6/1/2014 MaxB on the River took it to Cleveland Main Ohio - 26.95 miles  Visit Log
Visited 5/31/2014 MaxB on the River took it to Brandons B-Day Cache Ohio - 483.97 miles  Visit Log
Visited 5/29/2014 MaxB on the River took it to Imagination Still On Fire Indiana - 300 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 5/24/2014 MaxB on the River retrieved it from Geowoodstock XII Missouri   Visit Log

WWII 29th INfantry in Normandy continues with MaxB for more adventure

Dropped Off 5/23/2014 MaxB on the River placed it in Geowoodstock XII Missouri - 260.72 miles  Visit Log
Visited 5/19/2014 MaxB on the River took it to Valpo Dome Indiana - 572.8 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 5/9/2014 MaxB on the River retrieved it from BIG Orange Travel Bug Convention Center Michigan   Visit Log

WWII 29th Infantry in Normandy is reviewing MaxB's Tour Itinerary offerings to decide where to go next.

Dropped Off 5/9/2014 MaxB on the River placed it in BIG Orange Travel Bug Convention Center Michigan - 545.4 miles  Visit Log
  • WW II 29th Infantry in NormandyTB 02 on the river WWII - 29th Infantry in Normandy visits MaxB's on the St Joseph River in Michigan
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