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Travel Bug Dog Tag WW II-2nd Armored in Italy TB02

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Friday, 28 February 2014
Texas, United States
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In the hands of dekion.

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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 Sicily and mainland Italy in World War II.  In the Spring of 2014 the travel bug owner activated, dipped, then, in March and April, took the travel bugs to caches in Italy. Some of the bugs were released in Italy and some were brought back to the states to be put into circulation.

The 2nd Armored Division played an important role during World War II in the invasions of North Africa and Sicily and the liberation of France, Belgium, and the Netherlands and finally the invasion of Germany.  The dision has the nickname "Hell On Wheels."  The large "2" at the top of the insignia represents the numerical designation of the division, and the insignia is used as a basis for most other sub-unit insignias. The cannon represents fire power, the track represents mobility, and the lighting bolt represents speed and shock force.  The three colors, red, yellow, and blue represent the Artillery, Cavalry, and Infantry Branches respectively, which are the colors of the three original combat arms which, when forged into one, created the field of Armor.

Elements of the division were among the first U.S. military to engage in offensive ground combat operations in the European and Mediterranean theater during World War II. The 2nd served in North Africa along with her "sister" division, the 1st Armored.  The division landed in Sicily on 10 July 1943 in support of the 1st Infantry Division at the Battle of Gela.  Afterwards, the division next went into action in the second landing at Licata, Sicily on 21 July and fought through to Palermo.  After Sicily was taken the division went back to England for training and staging for the invasion of Normandy.

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Tracking History (12916.7mi) View Map

Visited 03/19/2016 dekion took it to Pecan Bottom Cache Texas - .95 miles  Visit Log

Visited Pecan Bottom Cache

Visited 03/18/2016 dekion took it to TxGCC13 Garner Texas - 46.86 miles  Visit Log

Visited TxGCC13 Garner

Retrieve It from a Cache 03/17/2016 dekion retrieved it from TGT: Mountain Home Texas   Visit Log

found in "forgotten" on the way down from baldy mountain...what a hike & what a view!

Discovered It 03/15/2016 bardenfam01 discovered it   Visit Log

Found it in GC2VX5E - "Forgotten" on the hike to the top of Mount Baldy. Left it in place since this was our first cache find, and we weren't sure of how often we would be geocaching.

Discovered It 07/02/2015 angiem357 discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered while caching in Mountain Home. My travels would not have fulfilled its mission, so I left it there for another cacher!

Dropped Off 06/12/2015 sneakybitch placed it in TGT: Mountain Home Texas - 124.39 miles  Visit Log

Dropping it off and sending it on its way

Discovered It 08/31/2014 Geo_Six discovered it   Visit Log

Spotted at an event in Round Rock, Tx.

Discovered It 08/31/2014 maybe_one_day discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered at last chance for a souvenir event. Nice meeting you Sneaky B***

Visited 08/30/2014 sneakybitch took it to Nifty Nodules Texas - .27 miles  Visit Log
Visited 08/30/2014 sneakybitch took it to The Chalk Ridge Fallen Texas - 3.44 miles  Visit Log
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