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Travel Bug Dog Tag WW II-2nd Infantry in Normandy TB

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Released:
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Origin:
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
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About This Item

2ndInfDiv

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 origin of the 2nd Infantry “Indian Head” patch goes back to the earliest days of the division's history.  While training with the French in 1917, Col. Herringshaw of the Service and Support Supply of the 2d Infantry Division noticed the French trucks were marked with symbols representing the unit which it belonged. He sponsored a contest among his men to design a symbol for his trucks. There were three winners: first prize winner was a design featuring an Indianhead; second prize went to a plain white star and the third prize is lost in history.  The Colonel combined the two symbols of the white star.
 
After training in Northern Ireland and Wales from October 1943 to June 1944, the 2nd Infantry Division crossed the channel to land on Omaha Beach on D plus 1, 7 June 1944, near St. Laurent-sur-Mer. The Division liberated Trévières, 10 June, then assaulted Hill 192 an enemy strongpoint on the road to Saint-Lô.  This was accomplished on 11 July under Command of Col. Ralph W. Zwicker.  After the Saint-Lô breakout, the 2nd Division then advanced across the (Vire) to take (Tinhebray) on 15 August 1944. The Division then advanced to the heavily defended U-boat port fortress of Brest.

 

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Tracking History (17575.5mi) View Map

Mark Missing 2/5/2017 shellbadger marked it as missing   Visit Log

The owner has set this Trackable as missing.

Dropped Off 8/7/2016 typoo placed it in TB Mojo Train-Motel Flevoland, Netherlands - 24.23 miles  Visit Log
Discovered It 7/30/2016 mali@al discovered it   Visit Log

Gezien tijdens de Tulpentrail

Discovered It 7/30/2016 4duckies discovered it   Visit Log

Gezien in de Tulpentrail bonus

Grab It (Not from a Cache) 7/30/2016 typoo grabbed it   Visit Log

Jut & Jul stated they left it in the cache (and they did), but unfortunately logged a retrieval, hence the grab.
I took the TB from the bonus of the Tulip Boat Trail and will leave it somewhere else.

Discovered It 7/30/2016 the farmer's wife discovered it   Visit Log

Gezien in tulpentrail

Retrieve It from a Cache 7/29/2016 Jut & Jul retrieved it from 46 Tulpen boottrail bonus Zuid-Holland, Netherlands   Visit Log

Deze gezien in de bonus van Tulpen Boottrail.
Tja en we kunnen niet alles meenemen dus deze bleef achter.

Groet Jut & Jul

Discovered It 7/27/2016 Team Omam discovered it   Visit Log

Gezien in logboekjes ed

Discovered It 7/26/2016 jobi44 discovered it   Visit Log

Deze TBs gezien in ons rondje Noord en Zuid Holand

Dropped Off 7/24/2016 volvo-team placed it in 46 Tulpen boottrail bonus Zuid-Holland, Netherlands - 65.7 miles  Visit Log
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