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Old 01-23-2019, 09:34 PM
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Default WW2 medal

Found this the other day close to central Texas
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Old 01-23-2019, 10:13 PM
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That is cool..congrats on the medal
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Old 01-23-2019, 10:24 PM
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Thanks. Definitely wasnít expecting it.


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Old 01-24-2019, 02:02 AM
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Wow congrats on the amazing find! That is a german war merit cross! In... Texas??? If that medal could tell it's story!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orders...f_Nazi_Germany

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Old 01-24-2019, 02:20 PM
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A WWII GI's war souvenir no doubt.
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Old 01-24-2019, 02:38 PM
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Were there any WWII POW camps in Texas? I do believe there were.

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Old 01-24-2019, 10:23 PM
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That's a great find. I'm not sure how I would feel finding a piece of nazi history. It's definitely interesting but I think I'd be creeped out by it too - like finding a piece of true evil and holding it in your hand.

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Old 01-25-2019, 11:06 AM
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A thought and emotionally provocative find for sure. Great job!
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Old 01-25-2019, 11:12 AM
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Thanks!!!!! Definitely the coolest/strangest find Iíve had.Especially where I found it. I also found this there not to far away from the medal not sure how old Name:  IMG_1110.jpg
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Old 01-25-2019, 11:16 AM
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It is an older site dated back to at least 1880ís


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Old 01-25-2019, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Pappy Griff View post
Were there any WWII POW camps in Texas? I do believe there were.
My father in law's father was a WWII POW guard in Wichita Falls Texas. He got all kinds of medals, spoons, forks, and knives from them in exchange for cigarettes and other items. My father in law was born in the POW camp.

Not sure how close to there you are.

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Old 01-25-2019, 12:39 PM
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Closer to central Texas,so alittle ways from there. Iíll have to research an see if there was any POW camps around


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Were there any WWII POW camps in Texas? I do believe there were.
While I was working in Germany in 1990 I met a fellow who was once a POW in Texas. Said he was on work release there and worked for a family owned general store business. Said he loved it there and the people treated him well. I don't know how many of their belongings they had with them at this point and I don't remember what part of Texas it was in. I think they were far away from large cities and such. The long stretches of desert was their deterrent from escaping. It's hard to get from Texas to Germany.
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Old 01-25-2019, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Haldean View post
.... It's hard to get from Texas to Germany.
It's hard to get from Texas to ANYWHERE! Took me almost three days to get out of the state from San Antonio. Nothing should be that big!

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Old 01-25-2019, 06:05 PM
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Aww come on I travel for work an it doesnít take that long lol... I drive everywhere


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Old 01-25-2019, 10:01 PM
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find for sure

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Old 01-28-2019, 04:31 AM
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Originally Posted by jay1991 View post
Closer to central Texas,so alittle ways from there. Iíll have to research an see if there was any POW camps around
I count 26 German POW camps in Texas during the war. If you want to be more specific on area, I'll be glad to help with more details on the history.

Info on your Merit Cross: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Merit_Cross

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