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Travel Bug Dog Tag WW II-5th 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 peirenb.

This is not collectible.

Use TB4Y40M to reference this item.

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Current GOAL

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 20-Jan-19, this particular TB had been moved by 61 cachers and had been in circulation for 6.3 years (2292 days).

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.

Photos in the travel bug logs are appreciated.  I will be re-post them here, where they can be seen by other cachers.

About This Item

5thInfDiv

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 5th Infantry Division landed on Utah Beach, 9 July 1944 and four days later took up defensive positions in the vicinity of Caumont.  In August the division had successful attacks at Vidouville, Angers, Chartres (assisted by the 7th Armored Division), and crossed the Seine at Montereau, crossed the Marne and seized Reims and positions east of Verdun.
 
The color red was selected for the patch as a compliment to the then Commanding Officer whose branch of the service was the Artillery.  The "ace of diamonds" was selected from the trade phrase "Diamond dye - it never runs."  Symbolically the diamond is comprised of two adjacent isosceles triangles which make for the for the greatest structural strength.

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Tracking History (20791.6mi) View Map

Retrieve It from a Cache 04/12/2019 peirenb retrieved it from Galgenpad Westrem #15 Bonus Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium   Visit Log

Taking it to a TB hotel tomorrow!

Dropped Off 01/20/2019 DUOMTM placed it in Galgenpad Westrem #15 Bonus Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium - 6.23 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 01/19/2019 DUOMTM retrieved it from QQ - QuinQuaginta Aeyghem Bonus Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium   Visit Log

Reist verder

Dropped Off 01/19/2019 g3of1nd3r placed it in QQ - QuinQuaginta Aeyghem Bonus Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium - 10.65 miles  Visit Log
Visited 01/12/2019 g3of1nd3r took it to 06 - Langs Laarnese Velden Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium - .31 miles  Visit Log
Visited 01/12/2019 g3of1nd3r took it to Bonuscache Betoverende Heksencache Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium - 6.86 miles  Visit Log
Visited 01/11/2019 g3of1nd3r took it to Putkapel Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium - .56 miles  Visit Log
Visited 01/11/2019 g3of1nd3r took it to E40 - spoorlijn 75 Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium - 16.98 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 01/06/2019 g3of1nd3r retrieved it from 2 €uro Munten "BONUS" Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium   Visit Log

Retrieved it

Dropped Off 01/06/2019 sportiefmanneken placed it in 2 €uro Munten "BONUS" Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium - 22.76 miles  Visit Log
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