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Discussion in 'Living History' started by Aru-Ed, Feb 25, 2008.

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  1. hicktick

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    i am the oldest daughter of john l page iam most grateful to edwin who found it. also all that he did in locating us. what is so amazing is when it was found. it was exactly the day two years later that daddy had amassive heart attack. he died the next am on dec 21 2005. he had been very active up until that time . the night before he had brought in a load of firewood. he was agreat man. was very humble and never after any recognition. he would be tickled about and he would want edwin tokeep it. so do i, but that is not up to me. does anyone know what the initials e.r.b. stand for on the back of the bracelet?
     
  2. Aru-Ed

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    Thanks for your response, i wrote you or your sister an email yesterday, i hope you had the chance to read it!
    This coming Tuesday i'm sending the bracelet to your mother and i'm sure she will be exited, so am i.
    I hope to get some pictures of John and his family so i can put a person and story behind the bracelet.
    I was wondering myself where E.R.B. stands for, i hope some one can give us the answer on that.
    We keep in touch!
     
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    I am going to try and show everyone some pics of John L Page , if i can not used to doing this , but we thought yall needed to see the man who lost the bracelet , here goes!!!!!!!! The Page family thanks
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    Thanks for sharing those pictures on the forum, now i see the person behind the bracelet, i still wish i found it a few years earlier!
    Tomorow i send the bracelet, i feel i owe him that much!
     
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    Ed, this a great thing you have done here, I for one want to say that I am very moved by this whole thing! To think that you found the bracelet on the very same day that Mr John passed from this world, is a little amazing to say the least! If I have your permission, I would like to submit this to a reporter friend of mine and see if they will pick it up and place it in the paper? If all parties agree, I will forward this to her!

    Also, thanks very much for posting the pics of this hero! The jeep photo is my favorite!

    Thanks again!!

    ***just a correction here, I got the dates wrong, Mr. Page passed on the day after Ed found the bracelet. Sorry for the mix up.
     
  6. 272VGD.

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    This is wonderfull to see/hear...
    Many respect for you Edwin, for doing this great thing... In my opinion.
    Also many respect for John L Page and his family.

    Greets,
    Nick
     
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    First of all we would like to thank Edwin and Keystone , and everyone else for all the work and thoughts . As you can see i need help with pictures , may be some lessions. What kind of camera does Edwin use ,his pics are great. We will put together some more pics and documents soon. Mr page was awarded 5 bronze stars , from D-day to Ve-day and not a scratch, that we know of. Edwin, you may want this info sent to you personally, just let us know, what all you want and how you want it sent. thanks to all, the John Page family:)
     
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    I will send you an personal email, thats more easy!
    I'm glad you do not have any problems putting this info on the internet.
    I also have a similar thread like this one on a Dutch forum, where i keep everyone updated, the reactions on that site are as overwhelming as here!
    Thanks again and i'm just as exited as your family is!
    We keep in touch:)
     
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    Super !!
     
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    was wondering what happened to the pictures that have been removed.would like to mention that the pictures of john, the one in uniform was from bootcamp and the other one was made one month before he died. there are 2 other ones that can be clicked on to. the one of the jeep , john is the one seated. the other of those was made several years ago. his middle initial l, is love . that is his middle name.and how true! does anyone know what the initials e.r.b. stand for on the back of the bracelet ? :rolleyes: from john's daughter ninamarie
     
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    Originally Ed posted the pics at Photobucket, then linked to them from here. Last week, he moved the pictures around on Photobucket, breaking the links. He said he will re-link them.

    We have no idea who e.r.b. is. Was thinking maybe it was friend of his in the service.
     
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    I fixed them!
    Sorry.
     
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    Thanks from everyone, Ed.
     
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    With permission of John's daughter Ninamarie, i add these 2 documents to this thread.
    I made them big so they can be read by anyone.
    They do not need any explanation, they speak for themselves!
    Thanks again Ninamarie!



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    it nilly brings a tear to ones eyes seaing grand old papers and pitchers
    well done people
    best krieg
     
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    Thanks Ed. Has the bracelet made it to the family yet?
     
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    I do not know yet, but i hope so!
    It's been almost 2 weeks now.
     
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    Thanks for postimg these items, great stuff. Keep us posted!!
     
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    Last sunday i went back to the spot where i found the bracelet, to take some new pictures of the spot and surounding area.
    These pictures will i send to Mrs. Page to give her an idea of the landscape where her late husband has lost his bracelet.
    The pictures i took on the day i found the bracelet where lost during a computercrash.



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