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Can anyone help me find this image??

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#1 Wolverine 13

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 06:01 PM

Hi all, I'm a newbie here. My family has a long military history (including my own) but I am most intrigued by my great Uncle who served in the Pacific from 1942 to 1945. He was killed after the Luzon landings taking Balete pass. I am getting a tattoo to honor him and all U.S. WWII vets, and part of it is the image of: Boots, Rifle and Helmet as a memorial or marker (also known as a battlefield cross). I've seen this a thousand times but cannot find a WWII era image. IE: with a Garand (M1). I've found thousands of modern images (seen a few live ones as well) but can't find the right era. Please help! It can be a photo, drawing or painting. I just need a place to start. You've all seen it...where is it? Great site by the way,..I can't wait to dig deeper ... Thank you!

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 06:16 PM

I've given thought to a similar tattoo in the past, but it seems to only exist in a modern version. You'd best be off finding a modern one, and seperate images of WWII boots, Helmet, Rifle and have the Tattoo artist draw it up using all the images.

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 06:27 PM

My guts tell me that image is related to the Battle of the Bulge.

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 03:16 PM

Her are a few I found from WWII...

LIFE: Cross erected by French civilians w. not... - Hosted by Google



The last one is probably the best...without boots and its not an M-1
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