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Travel Bug Dog Tag WW II-2nd Armored 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 Team mejo.

This is not collectible.

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This trackable is unusual for its survivorship. In the years 2010 to the present, collections of between 100 and 400 travel bugs have been annually released in the United States (95%) and Europe (5%). This travel bug is part of the mere three percent of the 2010-14 releases that had been retrieved and dropped off at least 25 times and had been active for at least five years, before going missing.  As of 9-Jan-19, this particular TB had been moved by 36 cachers and had been in circulation for 6.2 years (2281days).

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.

Travel bug photos are appreciated.  I will re-post them here, where they can be seen by other cachers.

About This Item

2ndArmDiv

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 shoulder patch insignia for all of the armored divisions has the same basic pattern.    It is of three interlaced torques, no one of which would be sufficient without the other two.  Combined, they form a single triangle, a device indicating integrity and esprit de corps.  The colors yellow, red and blue, are those of the basic arms: Cavalry, Field Artillery, and Infantry.  The super-imposed black symbols have a more modern meaning: the tank track for mobility and armor protection, the cannon for fire power, and the bolt of lightning to designate shock action.  The only differences between the division patches is the Arabic numeral in the yellow field designating the division and, when present, the division nickname on a yellow tab at the bottom of the triangle.
 
The 2nd Armored Division ("Hell on Wheels") played an important role during World War II in the invasions of North Africa and Sicily and the liberation of France, Belgium, and Holland and the invasion of Germany.  The Division served with the First, Seventh, and Ninth Armies in Europe.  The 2nd Armored was formed at Fort Benning, Georgia on 15 July 1940, originally commanded by Major General Charles L. Scott, with Colonel George S. Patton in charge of training.  Scott was promoted to command the I Armored Corps in November of that year, which put Patton, now a brigadier general, in command of the division.

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Tracking History (40367.1mi) View Map

Retrieve It from a Cache 01/12/2019 Team mejo retrieved it from Gösta Kabelsko:s Lounge and TB Hotel Västra Götaland, Sweden   Visit Log

Found it a rainy day in January in Sweden, Kinna. A small village on the country side. We will soon find a another nice place on the country side for it!

Dropped Off 01/09/2019 Kapten_Nemo placed it in Gösta Kabelsko:s Lounge and TB Hotel Västra Götaland, Sweden - 56.05 miles  Visit Log

Drop it here.

Retrieve It from a Cache 01/04/2019 Kapten_Nemo retrieved it from TB Hotel Halmstads Flygplats/Airport Halland, Sweden   Visit Log

Pick it up for futher trips.

Discovered It 12/23/2018 Sleippner discovered it Halland, Sweden   Visit Log

Seen at the event WCCH fjärde adventsevent. TFS!

Discovered It 12/23/2018 letlouka discovered it Halland, Sweden   Visit Log

Såg denna på eventet i Halmstad.

Dropped Off 12/23/2018 Kiwimannen placed it in TB Hotel Halmstads Flygplats/Airport Halland, Sweden - 1.92 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 12/23/2018 Kiwimannen retrieved it from WCCH fjärde adventsevent Halland, Sweden   Visit Log

One more time.. from advent event to my Tb-Hotell by Halmstad Airport. https://coord.info/GC6QBAH

Dropped Off 12/22/2018 Muvve placed it in WCCH fjärde adventsevent Halland, Sweden - 45.03 miles  Visit Log

Dropp it here😃

Grab It (Not from a Cache) 12/19/2018 Muvve grabbed it   Visit Log

Moving on.

Discovered It 11/24/2018 *Danne* discovered it Skåne, Sweden   Visit Log

Saw this nice trackable today :-). Thanks for sharing it!

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