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Offline Rakkasan187

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A few days ago I posted in the topic "When the family comes calling". Well it happened to me last year and I know I did the right thing by returning the wings to the family but I still really feel remorseful about giving them back. I was able to compromise with the family and I was able to keep the smaller set of WARD wings and a large portion of the other items, but there is a place missing now for the larger set of wings in the collection. I have been actively searching for a replacement set of the larger wings and will continue to search for them until I find a pair. Just recently Erik told me he had a pair and that he sold them, not knowing what they were.

Here is the link to the original story and pictures of the WARD wings that belonged to Lee Hardaway, wife of General Robert Hardaway.

Smitty

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/46060-husband-and-wife-pearl-harbor-survivors-grouping/?hl=+lee%20+hardaway

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Re: Women's Air Raid Defense WARD wings from a Pearl Harbor Survivor
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2014, 02:24:26 AM »
What an incredible story, thank you for sharing.

I can understand the difficulty, but I for one respect the fact that you returned them to the family. Not much I know, but just my two cents.....

Good luck finding a replacement full size set.

Cheers,
Paul

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Re: Women's Air Raid Defense WARD wings from a Pearl Harbor Survivor
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2014, 06:31:58 AM »
Thank you Paul..

As I distance myself from the wings the pain of losing them also subsides..

Smitty
"Pain is only weakness leaving the body"

"What you do in Life, echos in Eternity"

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USA (ret) 1984-2005

EPFD 1997-2008

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