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    Re: Had every intention to detect (UPDATE 4/21/10)

    Backpacker
    did you ever try to get in touch with Jeff Underwood at the Dayton Air Force Museum?
    He is an aquaitence of mine and would be interested in you finds.
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    Re: Had every intention to detect (UPDATE 4/21/10)

    Awesome!!!! The whole thread was an absolute great story--And great follow-up
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  3. #153
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    Re: Had every intention to detect (UPDATE 7/12/11) Final Chapter

    Thanks to all who have commented on this posting. It has been a long time coming but this stuff has found a resting spot and is now viewed and commented on daily by the general public. It has it's own display case at the Northern California Veterans Museum in Redding, CA. I'm so proud to have been given the privilege to caretake all of Mr. Wallace's property from his birth certificate to his death certificate. One of the first wounded at Pearl Harbor to being shot down over Marcus Island. I agree with what some have said about his story making a great movie or book. Anyway, I'm posting a pic of his items in their display case at the museum. The curator there said that Maurice, his crew and his story have become a favorite at the museum and they are very surprised that all of the items have been kept in such great shape and kept together and not sold off like so many WWll items have been. I didn't say "final" resting place because the museum there is temporary until the big museum is built. His items will then be transferred to the new building. There are still a few items not yet displayed but will be eventually.
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    Re: Had every intention to detect (UPDATE 7/12/11) Final Chapter

    ***** packer, excellent story, and ***** for you personally.

    Don Jose de La Mancha
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    Re: Had every intention to detect (UPDATE 7/12/11) Final Chapter

    Oh wow!! I can see why it is a favorite!! Wish I didn't live so far away, I would love to see it in person. So is someone working on a book? So glad you found a wonderful place for his history. I still can't believe he had no relatives to give these things to. But probably it worked out good this way, his relatives maybe wouldn't have kept it all together all these years. Thanks for sharing the pictures, Mike. Glad I could help. 8)
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  6. #156
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    Re: Had every intention to detect (UPDATE 7/12/11) Final Chapter

    Yeah Cheryl, the curators even trid to locate family but couldn't. Mr. Wallace and his wife, Danny, never had any children. When you first said the word "museum" it put a spark in me and I knew then that this stuff HAD to be in one no matter where it was. You know what's ironic about this whole thing?? The museum it is in is less than a mile from the storage unit the items were found in.
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    Re: Had every intention to detect (UPDATE 7/12/11) Final Chapter

    I'm so glad to see that this man's miltary career will always be remembered and repected as it rests in a place of honor for all to see. Thank you for preserving it Packer, it says alot about your dignity and character as a human being. A good deed is never forgotten.

  8. #158
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    Re: Had every intention to detect (UPDATE 7/12/11) Final Chapter

    I do appreciate the accolades but it was basically a no-brainer. We just felt that it wouldn't be proper to profit from someone else's accomplishments, courage and heroism. It would have been like stealing from, not only the man, but from his crew, his squadron and all that served during that time. Much better that the items and the story be kept intact and get them all credited for what they did and preserve it for others to see and possibly learn from.
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    Re: Had every intention to detect (UPDATE 7/12/11) Final Chapter

    awesome find!
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    Re: Had every intention to detect (UPDATE 7/12/11) Final Chapter

    This is one of the most fascinating stories I've read. My work productivity went way down for a day when I first found this thread.

    Thank you for preserving history for the rest of our great nation to see.
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    Re: Had every intention to detect (UPDATE 7/12/11) Final Chapter

    That's as much of a national treasure as any civil war relic you could have found...
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    Re: Had every intention to detect (UPDATE 7/12/11) Final Chapter

    You have done a great thing!! Merry Christmas.
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    Re: Had every intention to detect (UPDATE 7/12/11) Final Chapter

    Thanks so much for this thread! Kudos for your efforts!

    I have nephews and nieces in Redding (California) and plan to definitely see the exhibit in person.

    HH Joe
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    Regards, Joe (California)

  14. #164
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    Re: Had every intention to detect (UPDATE 7/12/11) Final Chapter

    The museum is "temporary" at this time and there will be a groundbreaking for the permanent one soon and more of Mr. Wallace's items will be on display at the permanent museum close to the Redding airport.
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    Re: Had every intention to detect (UPDATE 7/12/11) Final Chapter

    Quote Originally Posted by packerbacker
    The museum is "temporary" at this time and there will be a groundbreaking for the permanent one soon and more of Mr. Wallace's items will be on display at the permanent museum close to the Redding airport.
    Great find and even greater story.

    Three links to add to the story. Link to a photo he took before the war, story in the news of getting hit at Pearl, and a story about the museum with the display.

    http://imgzoom.cdlib.org/Fullscreen....and=calisphere



    http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...g=6382,3157391


    http://www.andersonvalleypost.com/ne...alive/?print=1
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