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Old 12-28-2009, 02:44 PM
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Smile Repatriated D-Day Gun Stock

http://www.flickr.com/photos/3910792...06320664/show/

Back on the old forum I had posted a story about an Underwood stock that I purchased and had shipped back to the USA from Northern France. There is finally an update to report.

It is a High Wood stock, with "I" cut for the IU oiler; Type "A" barrel band;'U' type II recoil plate w/long thread screw; marked "RMC" in sling well; Underwood Buttplate. After letting it sit around for a few weeks, I finally unrolled the sling and found a soldier's name - L.F.Jensen and serial number.

I spent quite a bit of time searching the net, looking at obituaries, tried to get military records, searched through cemetary records, etc. I joined Ancestry.com and posted a message.

On Christmas Day, Gary Jensen's children gave him a membership to Ancestry.com. The first thing he sees is my message looking for his father. An exchange of emails and phone calls confirms the relationship. Like most of the WWII vets, L.F. Jensen did not talk too much about his service, but Gary did confirm that his father did participate in the D-Day landing. We're working on getting this stock back into Gary's family.

Hearing from Gary was the best Christmas present of the year...

Last edited by 4th_AD_son; 01-02-2010 at 02:18 AM. Reason: corrected oiler to "IU".
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Old 12-28-2009, 02:50 PM
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That is so cool. Thanks for sharing the story.

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Old 12-28-2009, 03:25 PM
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very very cool!
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:44 PM
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The value to the Jensen family will be immeasureable... You can humbly state that you did something worthwild for a stranger during your lifetime....

Bravo Zulu to you
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:32 PM
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Thumbs up!
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:55 PM
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+1

kindness to a stranger with no quid pro quo.......doesn't get any better than that. Thank you for making that fellow man smile!
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:29 AM
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Very cool! Great story!
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Old 12-30-2009, 12:08 PM
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Great Job !
Wonderful to finally see the stock.
I am sure this made the Jensen family's Christmas.

Thanks for the post!
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Old 12-30-2009, 02:00 PM
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Wow, what an awesome story, thank you for sharing.
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Old 12-30-2009, 02:06 PM
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Great story, the most important part being your generousity. Hopefully his descendents will cherish it.
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