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Posted 2 years ago

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scottvez
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This late 1950s- early 60s cigarette case has been adorned with miniature Master Parchutist ("Master Blaster") wings.

The case is in excellent condition and shows minute scratching where the trooper polished his wings over the years.

Scott

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks officialfuel.
  2. solver, 2 years ago
    Scott, I suppose that since he had jumped at least 65 times successfully, he figured cigarettes wouldn't hurt him. ;-)

    The case is very meaningful.
  3. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    I guess so!

    Smoking was part of the culture of the Army through the 1980s. When I first went into the Army in the early 80s, I can remember the regular "smoke breaks" even during basic training. When I asked a Drill SGT what the non smokers (only 2-3 of us in a platoon of 45) were supposed to do-- he yelled at me and said "start smoking".

    Scott
  4. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks Knives and Dan.
  5. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks tom.

    Scott
  6. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks majestic and packrat.

    Scott
  7. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks mikko.

    Scott

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