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Posted 7 years ago


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This bugle was brought home after the war by a marine who served in the occupational forces that maintained order in Japan after the surrender. The bugle is made of brass with a bakelite mouthpiece. It still has the original red cord and tassels which signify the Army. Normally there would only be two tassels, but for some reason there are four. Whoever surrendered the bugle smashed the bell before surrendering it. It was a disgrace to surrender, so the Japanese soldiers defaced or broke equipment rather than surrender it intact.


  1. livetoride livetoride, 7 years ago
    Love your stories, I always listened very tentatively to my Grandfathers war stories from 5 yrs old i till he passed away when I was 12. I miss his stories even today. Check out my metals I have posted if you wish.
  2. livetoride livetoride, 7 years ago
    check out my bugle if you havc time course I don't have a story behind it

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