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    Posted 3 years ago

    yougottaha…
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    I worked at Mc Gann Bronze Foundry in Somerville in the early 60's as a Pattern Setter.
    These bookends were made there
    I Put letters of names and dates & service on molds for bronze grave markers.
    Started getting orders for our Service men who were killed in Viet-Nam!!!
    Being a dumb 16 year old back then, I said where the Hell is Vietnam I found out 2 years later
    when I was drafted and sent there 66-67. I was lucky they sent me and others to build supply dumps.
    When I left it was Westmorelands headquarters.
    They were HEROES ALL!!!!

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    Comments

    1. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 years ago
      Absolutely!!!!
    2. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Beautiful military bookends, thank you for a great post & for your service
    3. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 3 years ago
      Thank you
      I was a High School dropout in 1965 going nowhere when I was drafted!!!
      The Army taught me a lot and I was proud of my Service!!
      but there was a lot wrong with it. I was a city punk but never saw drugs and weed
      til then. You have 500 thousand G.I. S rotating each year being exposed to it over there!!! I believe that's maybe why we have this problem now!!

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