Iraqi War Souvenirs


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alamo
April 30, 2003, 03:51 PM
Looks like there won't be any. I figured they wouldn't let anyone bring back guns but according to this info. in the NY Post, they can't bring back ANYTHING, no flags, bayonets, no nothing.

http://www.nypost.com/postopinion/opedcolumnists/74595.htm


Here's an interesting item in the article:

"The Joes understand why they have to hand in the pistols many of them picked up here. Mostly brand-new Sig-Sauers, Glocks and Berettas, the pistols were stacked in the thousands in buildings maintained by Uday Hussein. They seem to have been stockpiled as gifts (pistols imply power and status in Iraqi culture) because they were stored with antique and gold-plated weapons."

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Kahr carrier
May 2, 2003, 03:07 AM
That doesnt seem fair ,these guys are fighting for our country ,risking their lives and they cant even bring home a trinket.:(

Hkmp5sd
May 2, 2003, 10:12 AM
The military has become too politically correct. You can be some capitalist somewhere is going to start shipping that stuff, real and fake, for the US militaria collectors.

Art Eatman
May 2, 2003, 10:32 AM
WW II saw the end of the Powers That Be having any trust of either the public at large or our soldiers.

WW II GIs brought back pistols and rifles with only the CO's signature required. Such things as bayonets, cameras and binoculars or "gear" weren't even bothered about.

Anybody want some Nazi field telephones? :D

Art

SodaPop
May 2, 2003, 06:41 PM
I know of two cases where somebody's uncle, or grandpa, died off and junior or one of the grandkids stumbled upon live handgrenades taken back from WWII. In both incedences the people that found the grenades didn't live to tell the story. One of them was a co-worker's nephew. They were clearing out his Grandfather's house and found a German handgrenade.

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