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    Treasure Chests from the WWII!

    Look what I found on the curb next to a house demolition, two treasure chests! In reality they are the personal footlockers of a WWII soldier named Lieutenant Frederick B. Gould. I was surprised when I opened one to actually find some of the Lieutenant's stuff still inside...

    The first chest to open:
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    Treasures inside??
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    Maybe a belt to a pair of pants?
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    Was sure this would contain Fred's secret map to his war loot (always in the back of my mind), ended up just being his diplomas and other certificates:
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    Leather straps of some kind:
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    Some sort of leather thing:
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    Information tags:
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    Looks like the locker reached its destination on May 27th 1944:
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    Apparently Fred had 2 pairs of pink pants in here once, maybe his mom mixed the reds with the whites that day:
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    The two footlockers, both with matching names:
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    Undoubtedly besides the lockers themselves the white belt is my favorite find from this haul...
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    Let history be your treasure map .

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    Awesome curb finds. Those were made way better than the ones I used in the 70's. Those 2 will hold on heck of a lot of relics/artifacts and other cool finds. treasure is where you find it.
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    Very cool, and great for storage..now days they would be plastic...
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    Great finds! The belt buckle resembles a life preserver ring found on boats. The straps may be rifle sling or shoulder straps for a holster rig. The black leather thing appears to be an ankle supporter. Congrats! Sub
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    I hope that you find the owner of his family members who deserve these items. Good luck.

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