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I was going to post this on Veteran's day but been having PC trouble. About 5 years ago my Uncle Paul contracted me and asked me if I would be interested in purchasing a luger he had brought back from his service during WWII. Of course I jumped at the chance. I never new he had the luger or ever heard him talk about serving during the war. We made a deal and I ended up with a excellant condition, matching numbers S/42 Luger dated 1937, complete with holster and a dress dagger. One day about a year before he passed away, he finally told me that he had taken the luger and dagger from an German officer his group had captured. He also told me he had been awarded the silver star, a bronze star and two purple hearts. He had gone in on Omaha beach on D-Day plus 2 and fought with Company "B", 25th Armored Engineering Battalion until the wars end. I now have his medals and I have requested copies of his service records, but have not received them yet. Just got to thinking about Uncle Paul and the other WWII vets and decided to post these pics.[url=http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=33&u=15398162][img

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Great part of history. Bad he didn`t tell you the story about the officer, time he captured him or something more about this man. I think it was not in combat because the dagger is part of the dress uniform so he must capture the officer with full bag.

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Your uncle must have thought a lot of you!! That in itself is a honor to be cherished!!
 
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