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  •  The War to End All Wars (4+ / 0-)
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    Joy of Fishes, PinHole, NYFM, devtob

    When we were shutting down my parents house in FL, I found a small red and gold hourglass shaped pin.  It had the lettering USA AEF on the back.  From what my dad said, this is the emblem of the US 7th Division.  It was my grandfathers pin -he had been an artilleryman Over There.  He came back intact  but lucky.  They had been under an artillery barrage/counter barrage, and they were running like mad for their trenches.  He made it, but the Doughboy 2 behind him didn't.

    Thanks again for the great diary.

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