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    Posted 9 years ago

    mrmajestic1
    (66 items)

    I found this ashtray several years back at a local yard sale. It's so simple but made with strength from aluminum. That's a 20mm bullet on top. I call it trench art but I think maybe it was commercially made.
    I post it today to memorialize this day, June 6, the 67th anniversary of the Allies landing in Normandy.

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    1. packrat-place packrat-place, 9 years ago
      Great item. My father landed at Normandy with the 190th Field Artillery, he was a Battery Commander. Thank you for posting.
    2. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 9 years ago
      Thank you Bellin68 you always say the right things.
      And thank you packrat, I salute your Father for his service. I received some things at an auction, several years back, that belonged to a man who had served with the 202nd Field Artillery. I believe this man went ashore in the fourth wave.
    3. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Nice ashtray-- it is still considered "trench art" despite being a manufactured piece.

      Thanks for sharing!

      Scott
    4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 9 years ago
      To many forget. Items like this survived as a reminder to all of us.

      Thanks for posting it.
    5. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 9 years ago
      Thank you everyone for your L & L's.

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