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SSG Albert H Thomas D-Day WIA 29th ID 116th Inf Regt
Old 12-04-2010, 07:50 AM   #12
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Default SSG Albert H Thomas D-Day WIA 29th ID 116th Inf Regt

Ok, Now for another U.S. Soldier with an interesting story.

A few weeks ago, my wife calls me at work and asks if I want a WW2 Uniform. She was with her German friend and noticed a uniform hanging in the garage. (My wife is also German).

She explains that it a short jacket, it is her father in-laws jacket. Her husband Harry was going to throw it out if no one wanted it.

Well, I figured that this was a typical size 36 Ike jacket with all the insignia removed.

Boy, was I wrong! The Jacket was just the way that he wore it home, except that the right collar disk was missing. I found it in the packet and put it back on.

Here is the uniform that belonged to SSG Albert H Thomas SN 33493387 D-Day WIA 29th ID 116th Infantry Regiment who passed away last year.

So, I asked if I could buy the jacket. They would not take any money. They also mentioned that they had some other stuff. I told them that any photos, dog tags or paper work would be great. Here is what I was given a few days later.
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