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Unread 12-07-2019, 11:40 AM   #11
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Colonel Paul Thomas Fancher (1926-1918) is buried in Arlington Natl Cemetery.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...thomas-fancher

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Unread 12-07-2019, 12:09 PM   #12
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All I can suggest is to Google US Army history/hospitals in WWII, Europe. I found this photo of the 76th Hospital Belgium field unit in about 10 minutes :
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Try the historical section in the US DOD
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I would work on the rust first. The gun is about brand new except for a coat of red.
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I would work on the rust first. The gun is about brand new except for a coat of red.
I don't know where the red tint came from. It is not there & certainly no rust!
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I believe the reference may be to the top lever and top tang beneath it. They appear to have light oxidation in the photo. If so, have this professionally removed... NOT refinished. The gun is too important to risk experimenting on.
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"How do you flunk out of basic training?" When he began telling me (his squad leader) that "the Russians are trying to get at the secrets in my head. ( And, unfortunately, his biggest secret was being able to his shoes without too much help,) Given that we were going to live fire exercises the following week, I suggested to my Drill Sgt that he not be given a rifle with live rounds, in case he decided we were Russians. E7 Sgt. Campbell took my advice, and that was the last we saw of Albert. Have often wondered what became if the poor young man
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