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Paddle for End of Deployment

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Project by TopamaxSurvivor posted 02-16-2020 12:37 AM 884 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an End of Deployment gift built by Gabriel Vasquez of Austin, TX while on Navy Base Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa. Made from primarily of Purple Heart, the paddle is a common gift given for remembering achievements and milestones. The handle was wrapped with parachute cord, and the top cut into the shape of the Continent with a Challenge coin inset into the paddle.

I posted this for my grandson and his friend.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence





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Joe Weaver

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#1 posted 02-16-2020 05:17 PM

very nice

-- Joe, Ga

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#2 posted 02-16-2020 09:30 PM

Top,

That is a cool thing!

-- Petey

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#3 posted 02-16-2020 11:34 PM

Thanks for the comments.

When I saw what they did, it absolutely knocked my socks off! ;-)) The pictures don’t do it justice.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 02-18-2020 12:59 AM

Awesome project…very nice momento of his service. Well done

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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mafe

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#5 posted 02-25-2020 08:57 AM

Really fine way to keep a memory.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#6 posted 02-28-2021 02:29 AM

i missed this.very cool bob.nice work.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 02-28-2021 09:48 AM



i missed this.very cool bob.nice work.

- pottz


It is for sure. I just posted it as a favor for my grandson’s friend to give him a little exposure online. He did not want to join LJ. Young guy with too many irons in the fire ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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