πŸ† HONORABLE MENTION Memorial Day Return WW2 ID Bracelet.

BigWaveDave

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A few months ago, I found this...
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Inscribed with a WW2 Veterans name, and military ID number.

Research shows he had no kids, died in 1982.

Had 2 brothers, youngest still lives in the town next to me.

I know he wasn’t sure about the guy knocking on his door, but when I started telling the story of how I found this bracelet with his Uncle Hoye’s ’ name on it, suddenly he opened up with details of his late Uncles life.
I’ll spare y’all the details of the Vet, let’s just say he was fondly remembered, and not forgotten at all.

When I told the old timer that the bracelet belongs to his family, and all I wanted was a handshake and lead us into prayer, his response was classic...,

β€œSon, I don’t cry, but if I did, I would”


He almost got me, ain’t gonna lie.

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:BangHead:cell phone pics

So after that, I got the permission for his 100+ year old homestead, a knee-high grass and iron mess, but I squeezed out two wheats, so that’s good.

Thanks for looking, and may your returns be gratifying.:hello:
 

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AWESOME STORY! Certainly worth an Honorable Mention vote! Thank you for doing that!
 

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Awesome post and great return BWD, you are my kind of people. I also vote for an "HONORABLE MENTION"
 
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AWESOME STORY! Certainly worth an Honorable Mention vote! Thank you for doing that!

BWD; outstanding !!
Here's another HONORABLE MENTION vote.
Don......

I recall your interest and help when I first found this...
Thanks Don!

Thanks Creskol, appreciate it!
 
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Awesome post and great return BWD, you are my kind of people. I also vote for an "HONORABLE MENTION"


Hey Sarge, nice to hear from you.... thanks for looking!
 

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What a great story during such a most important holiday. Good job Dave. HM coming your way!
 

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You have a great heart. A goodly number of people would have kept it since it's probably sterling. I vote HONORABLE MENTION also.
 

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As a veteran, what you did should be on the evening news. Give your local news a call or send them this post, bet it gets a warm reception. Excellent post !
 
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You have a great heart. A goodly number of people would have kept it since it's probably sterling. I vote HONORABLE MENTION also.

It sure was sterling, a chunky one at that!
 
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As a veteran, what you did should be on the evening news. Give your local news a call or send them this post, bet it gets a warm reception. Excellent post !

Tnet IS my local news lol
 

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Honorable Mention thats a great story and return..
 
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Awesome story, thank you for sharing! Honorable Mention for sure! :notworthy:
 
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Thanks Trezure... :occasion14:
 
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That's amazing to be able to something like that. Thank you.

Thanks richtink, took about 3 months to track down the relatives
 

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