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(courtesy of
Franck Delacotte)

This M36 musette bag was purchased about 10 years ago by Franck Delacotte, a Normandy resident, in what was described as an "attic sale". 

The bag had been used by a older man, perhaps a carpenter, to store nails.  Although a little worn due to its use over the years, the name of Lt. Harold M. Martin, ASN O-1283638 on the inside of the flap is still easily read.

As we reported to Frank, Lt. Martin was in Company F and had been wounded on 8 June 1944.  He returned to duty on 21 July 1944 as the Executive Officer.

The lieutenant was promoted to Captain on 26 October 44 and was wounded a second time while in Belgium on 25 January 1945.

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