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VP83 / VPB107.....lasting effects on a culture....several years before my dad passed away

October 13 2017 at 7:14 AM
Larry Goodell  (Login ironeyes)
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from IP address 66.177.127.131

he was contacted by fellow in Natal, Brazil. Gentleman's name is Fred Nicolau.
Dad and I became quite close with Fred through long distance communications and he shared a lot of history with us about the area and his research into WWII in the South Atlantic. Seems all U.S. military that was stationed in Brazil, with my dad in particular are considered heros, instilling the memory into a culture celebration they call Gallopin Ghost. A yearly event of celebration wearing period uniforms and clothing with the showing of collectibles and period photos. They also sponsor a model contest...Open de Plastimodelismo do RN. Fred is standing to the right of the jeep. When I saw the Primio award I got a little misty. I would assume Primio is comparable to a Gold. I haven't been able to contact Fred since dad died because I lost all my data in a computer crash. He got through the other day via my wife's Facebook Page. He wants me to come over and hand out the awards personally...as much as I'd love to I don't know if I ever could but I've got it on my bucket list.....not sure what the JG 400 medallion is about but I assume a model contest over there is quite the same as over here or anywhere else...all types of categories. JG 400 was an operational Me 163 Squadron.




 
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This message has been edited by ironeyes from IP address 66.177.127.131 on Oct 13, 2017 8:07 AM


 
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