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.