Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: wa. State
Bikes: specialized crossroads hybrid 2006 Raleigh Cadent 2 1971 Schwinn Varsity, 1972 Schwinn Continental, 1977 Schwinn Volare (frame)
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I had more enjoyment giving this year than ever. My father in law is a 90 years young veteran of WWII and I did a lot of research and found out all the medals and ribbons and other items he was entitled to but somehow never got. I ordered the medals and a display case to mount them in. I also got him a reproduction jacket that the tank guys wore back then. He was an infantryman and I tried to order the M-41 field jacket they were issued but they were so far back ordered I got the tanker jacket. Its a much nicer item that they were issued and its period correct. My wife embroidered his name and U.S.Army in OD green with the years he served in between in black letters on the left chest. She sewed his unit patch on the left arm and an American flag on the right arm. He was surprised and appreciated my efforts which I was glad of since he did not look fondly on his WWII days so it was a better Christmas for me to have done the research and effort to see him smile.
(Life is too short to play crappy guitars) 2006 Raleigh Cadent 3.0, 1977 Schwinn Volare, 2010 Windsor tourist. ( I didn't fall , I attacked the floor)