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Family deployment banner

Post by DogDoc » Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:59 pm

Helping my parents clean out their attic today and I came across this. My grandmother had a husband and a brother deployed to Europe.
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Re: Family deployment banner

Post by Steve Webb » Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:39 pm

Nice to see and in great condition.
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Re: Family deployment banner

Post by whitey1736 » Thu Apr 07, 2022 3:58 am

Looks to be in great condition, throw that in a frame.

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Re: Family deployment banner

Post by DogDoc » Thu Apr 07, 2022 6:28 am

I’ve not seen one like it until recently. I was watching an episode of Five Came Back, a Netflix documentary. It was the John Ford Midway film. In it is a lady sitting in a chair with one just like it hanging on the wall. It’s amazing the things that catch our eye.
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Re: Family deployment banner

Post by Hammerhead » Thu Mar 07, 2024 5:37 am

GREAT piece of your family history!
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Re: Family deployment banner

Post by DogDoc » Thu Mar 07, 2024 2:39 pm

Hammerhead wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2024 5:37 am
GREAT piece of your family history!
Here’s another little artifact I found a few weeks ago helping my dad clean out his office. Edelweiss my grandfather brought home.
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And since you are a White M3 guy, here’s a picture of my grandfather leaning on his White M3A1.
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Re: Family deployment banner

Post by YLG80 » Thu Mar 07, 2024 10:55 pm

Very nice souvenirs.
Thanks for sharing the photos with us.
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Re: Family deployment banner

Post by Hammerhead » Fri Mar 08, 2024 4:08 am

VERY cool! Thankfully you've saved these precious artifacts. So many are lost to history as decendants don't know or don't care what they represent.
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Re: Family deployment banner

Post by Frank USMC » Sun Mar 10, 2024 2:03 pm

How many of us here have blue star banners hanging up? My daughter joined the Navy 10 years ago and is still serving. When she joined I went out and bought a single blue star banner and it is still hanging on my front door.
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Re: Family deployment banner

Post by Wolfman » Thu Mar 28, 2024 4:58 am

Don't fly one myself, Frank.
I don't have any family members in active service at the moment.
But I see a few flags out while I am driving around the countryside.
Another thing I also see is blue porch lights.
Unfortunately, a lot of folks don't know what either is about. These folks just think the person with the blue light forgot to take their Christmas lights down or the blue flags are about something radical.
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Re: Family deployment banner

Post by Frank USMC » Thu Mar 28, 2024 12:18 pm

we have Green porch light bulbs we put out in May and November here.
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