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Offline Desertrat

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It pays to be nice...
« on: June 14, 2017, 07:32:50 AM »
I went to a new antique mall yesterday and as I was paying for the items I noticed a box of patches on the counter. I asked the clerk about them and she said her husband had bought them yesterday and wasn't sure what his plans were. I started looking through the 50 or so assorted patches, ranks and rates, picking out the wheat from the chaff, so to speak. The owner came by and asked me if I knew anything about them. I said yes and proceeded to give him a short class, sort of SSI 101. He actually took notes and was most appreciative. He asked me if I was interested in any and I had to decline, as I had just spent my militaria allowance on some DUIs. He tossed this in my bag and said "Take this in appreciation for your help."


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Offline Rakkasan187

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Re: It pays to be nice...
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2017, 07:41:31 AM »
Well done Jerry..

Good for you for educating and continuing the collecting legacy..

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Re: It pays to be nice...
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2017, 09:38:30 AM »
Nice pick-up! Those blue glider-rider patches are quite scarce!
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Re: It pays to be nice...
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2017, 10:03:10 PM »
  Very cool and having your good deed "pay off" is just another reminder of why it is best to share knowledge.  Scott
Always looking for 32nd Division items and 13th Armored Division items. Please keep me in mind if you have any.

 

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