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Posted: 10/17/2004 4:55:21 AM EST


cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=4724&item=2276326570&rd=1


I am no way affiliated with this sale..

I just find it sad that there is no family member with enough respect to hold
and keep this Medal dear to them.


Current bid: US $109.50

Time left: 12 hours 56 mins



Bogacheff Simon

17 Apr 1892 - 05 Aug 1961
Michigan CPL
CO M 339 INFANTRY WWI Purple Heart


The 339th was part of the 85th CD "Custer Divison", formed mainly from Michigan men. Several Companies from this division (including Co. M) fought with the AEF in Siberia against the Bolseviks, including such places as Archangel, Murmansk, Vladivostok and Khabarovsk. The men were then known as the "polar bears".


Link Posted: 10/17/2004 4:57:18 AM EST
I'm John Kerry, and I approve of this message!
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 5:03:58 AM EST
Anybody know how to find out if this soldier is buried at Arlington?

I say WE buy it and place it on his cross there.

I'm in for $20.


Link Posted: 10/17/2004 5:07:55 AM EST
sounds like a good idea.

but if you but it on his cross, chances are its going to be picked up and put in box at arlington somwhere or even worse. thrown away.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 5:09:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/17/2004 5:10:07 AM EST by Aim4MyHead]
damn good idea.. I'm in. Shame the way people treat real heros. We only have 12 & 1/2 hours left!

Keep this at the top !!


J
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 5:09:59 AM EST

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
sounds like a good idea.

but if you but it on his cross, chances are its going to be picked up and put in box at arlington somwhere or even worse. thrown away.



Don't be so sure.

Items such as this which are found at Arlington, or on the Vietnam Wall, or at the Korean memorial, etc., are preserved with great care by (I think) the Park Service.

You should see the collection of stuff they have from the Vietnam Memorial!
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 5:10:42 AM EST
Really sad.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 5:11:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By Zaphod:

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
sounds like a good idea.

but if you but it on his cross, chances are its going to be picked up and put in box at arlington somwhere or even worse. thrown away.



Don't be so sure.

Items such as this which are found at Arlington, or on the Vietnam Wall, or at the Korean memorial, etc., are preserved with great care by (I think) the Park Service.

You should see the collection of stuff they have from the Vietnam Memorial!


thats good. i'd hate to see stuff like this being thrown away.


i'd be in for $10.
im poor.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 5:13:54 AM EST
i'm in for $50.. there is only one rightful owner of this medal

J
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 5:20:00 AM EST



Wow, You guys are the best..

I am poor too, but I am in for 10.00
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 5:21:51 AM EST
that's $90....... c'mon don't let some jackass buy this. It's just not right guys.


J
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 5:36:04 AM EST
The ebay ad says he is buried in Wisconsin.

Bogacheff Simon

17 Apr 1892 - 05 Aug 1961
Michigan CPL
CO M 339 INFANTRY WWI Purple Heart
Blk 9 Ring 45-31-01
Greenwood Cemetery, Superior,
Douglas County, Wisconsin

Link Posted: 10/17/2004 5:36:40 AM EST
^
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 10:11:55 AM EST


I wonder if his family even knows it's out there.. if he even has a family that is..
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 2:21:45 PM EST
3 hours left.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 2:23:22 PM EST
c'mon guys... lets buy this and find a member in Douglas county ,WI and return this to him... we have $90 spoken for....

J
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 2:34:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/17/2004 2:35:46 PM EST by Garand_Shooter]
I have a purple heart named to a soldier killed in Vietnam, along with the award document, some snapshots of JFK in Honalulu and a newspaper clipping that shows the soldier standing as a MP Guard while Kennedy watches an airdrop at Bragg. Also included were some pictures of a one of a kind street rod and a man we thought was him in it.

These were brought into my store by a woman who owns mini-storage buildings. They were found in a unit that had not had rent paid, and she brought it to me hoping we could find the family as she tried and could not. The data listed in the registry at the Wall only has his last duty station before Vietnam as hometown, the American Legion there looked for family and found none, same locally. We got the local TV station to run a story and we found out about the pictures of the car and the man in them, he came in our shop the next day but he had no clue who the soldier was or how he got the pictures.

I will search for family for a few more years, and if I fail to locate them I will respectfully leave it all under his name at the Wall, where the park service will collect and keep it.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 2:39:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/17/2004 2:41:27 PM EST by cyanide]

Originally Posted By Strats:
Anybody know how to find out if this soldier is buried at Arlington?

I say WE buy it and place it on his cross there.

I'm in for $20.





If someone will buy it and put it in the ground with him I am in.

Hanging it on the cross --- some scum bag will just steal it.

If so In for 50.00
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 2:41:52 PM EST
i'm all for placing aboce his grave. Just so that he has it again. He earned it ! Hell if no one wants to pony up i'll just make a bid of $150 and cover it myself . We need a member in or around Douglas county, WI.


J
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 2:43:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/17/2004 2:47:57 PM EST by cyanide]
Fuck it --- I will do the road trip and bury it on his grave if this floats.

With pics.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 2:45:46 PM EST
less than 3 hours.... i'm going to place a bid 25 minutes or so before it closes.


J
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 4:10:06 PM EST


Aimformyhead..


If your serious about taking this bid.. you may consider sniping the auction
bidding in the last 30 seconds.. not allowing anyone enough time to reconsider his
proxy bid.

I sincronize a digital clock to the auctions ending time.. I normaly take auctions
in the last 10 seconds and less ... Everythig filled out and curser on the final bid button awaiting
my click during countdown..

if your on dial up allow extra 15 seconds just in case


My 10.00 is in the mail.. Post your address if you win it.. Good Luck
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 4:14:22 PM EST
The auction was ended. WTF?
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 4:15:25 PM EST
I thought it was illegal to sell imitation or real medals, including the Purple Heart...
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 4:15:28 PM EST
Or maybe it hasn't ended, but I have been blocked from viewing/bidding on it. I wonder why?
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 4:16:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By leelaw:
I thought it was illegal to sell imitation or real medals, including the Purple Heart...



Only illegal to sell the MOH
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 4:18:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By Garand_Shooter:

Originally Posted By leelaw:
I thought it was illegal to sell imitation or real medals, including the Purple Heart...



Only illegal to sell the MOH



Oh, ok. Now I know, thanks... still not kosher in my book.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 4:23:46 PM EST
The auction has not ended. Put me down for $10, $20 if needed. I'm broke as a joke, but I would like this returned to it's rightful owner.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 4:26:05 PM EST
Snipe the bid, don't artificially show interest and drive the price up.

Link Posted: 10/17/2004 4:28:12 PM EST
If it has not ended, then how come I cant get access to it?
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 4:29:27 PM EST
Why buy it? All you need is a good story about a scratch and you can get one free!
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 4:33:19 PM EST




cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=4724&item=2276326570&rd=1



stormtrooper.. try a straight up copy and paste.. you aol?
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 4:37:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/17/2004 4:38:32 PM EST by Aim4MyHead]

Originally Posted By BangStick1:
Why buy it? All you need is a good story about a scratch and you can get one free!



We're buying it so it can be returned the rightful owner not for some jackass who wants it for his collection.

We still need a member in the Douglas county , WI area to take it to his grave site.

J
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 4:43:31 PM EST
I'm in for 10.
Just let me know who to paypal or send an MO

Shawn
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 4:53:46 PM EST
christ someone just jumped it to $164 with less than 50 minutes left..

J
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 4:55:59 PM EST
People do not know how to bid on Ebay. It only makes sense to bid with seconds left. Bidding early only drives up the price.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 4:56:55 PM EST
$30 if need be.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 4:58:08 PM EST
This is what I get when I try to view the page. I am not on AOL.

Dear User:

Unfortunately, access to this particular category or item has been blocked due to legal restrictions in your home country. Based on our discussions with concerned government agencies and eBay community members, we have taken these steps to reduce the chance of inappropriate items being displayed. Regrettably, in some cases this policy may prevent users from accessing items that do not violate the law. At this time, we are working on less restrictive alternatives. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you, and we hope you may find other items of interest on eBay.

Thank You.

Hit the return button to return to the previous page.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 5:01:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By Stormtrooper:
This is what I get when I try to view the page. I am not on AOL.

Dear User:

Unfortunately, access to this particular category or item has been blocked due to legal restrictions in your home country. Based on our discussions with concerned government agencies and eBay community members, we have taken these steps to reduce the chance of inappropriate items being displayed. Regrettably, in some cases this policy may prevent users from accessing items that do not violate the law. At this time, we are working on less restrictive alternatives. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you, and we hope you may find other items of interest on eBay.

Thank You.

Hit the return button to return to the previous page.



Your ip address probably reverse resolves to something that appears to belong to an ISP in another country (or you really are in another countr). What's your ip address (or at least the first 3 octets, if you're paranoid about it)?
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 5:03:39 PM EST
I am in good ole Kennebunk Maine. I was using Safari, and when I figured out it could be safari, I tried it on IE and it works. So all is cool now.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 5:18:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By Jeepster:
I'm John Kerry, and I approve of this message!



Link Posted: 10/17/2004 5:18:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By leelaw:
I thought it was illegal to sell imitation or real medals, including the Purple Heart...


No it's not, but it should be.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 5:42:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/17/2004 5:43:39 PM EST by Triumph955i]
^

sooooo?
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 5:45:24 PM EST
we lost

i'm going to bed.. i'm just disgusted.


J
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 5:46:06 PM EST
How about returning it to the rightful owner's family?

I'm in for $10 - whatever happens.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 5:46:19 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 5:50:03 PM EST
i sent the seller a message.... Good night all.

J
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 5:52:05 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 5:57:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/17/2004 5:57:21 PM EST by NightWatchman]
I was going to volunter to return it being I'm from N. Illinois but here is Douglass Co.

www.douglascountywi.org/
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 6:01:23 PM EST
Aparently this isn't a rare thing on ebay. Maybe we couldn't give this one back but maybe we could return a different one.

Bogacheff sounds like a rare name. I'm gonna try to look up the family and tell them that the madal was just sold for $180.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 6:04:58 PM EST
At least at that price it went to a collector who will honestly know and respect what it is.... or it could have even been a family member that bought it.
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