A memento from War 2

As I think I told you, I was in the Armed Guard, a division of the Navy, during War 2. We served as the gun crew aboard Liberty Ships, carrying supplies to Europe. I have only one memento from that war.

On one of our trips to Italy, I found an interesting knife. Google has identified it as a Hitler Youth Knife (or dagger). The total length is only nine and a half inches, and the blade is about five inches long. It takes an incredibly sharp edge!

We eat a lot of fruit, and my wife says it’s great for cutting tough things like pineapple, etc. I keep it sharp by touching up the edge on a stone every few days. I’ll tell you more about that in my next post.

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George and his wife, Marie, sailed professionally, chartering boats in the Bahamas, then in the Virgin Islands. They then leased an uninhabited island, Little Thatch, in the British Virgin Islands, and turned it into a small hotel. After six years, they left the island and bought a lovely beachfront property on Jost Van Dyke (BVI) where they built Sandcastle Hotel and the original Soggy Dollar Bar. George is now the author of Incredible Virgin Island Adventure: A True Story.

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One comment on “A memento from War 2
  1. patti Hoech says:

    George, you blogs are WONDERFUL – so informative, intersting and intriguing – we want to know more about your insights, experiences and observations!!!! Love the dagger intrigue…love the candlelight dinners with the jars adorned with fishnet and shells…keep the memories and observations coming!!!!!!1

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