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Item Found: Medal

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Metal Detector Used: MXT


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July 15th, 2008
 

Hello White's,

I am writing to share with you my most valuable find to date. Although it may have little monetary value, to me it is priceless. Please read on and you will see what I mean.

A while ago I asked my cousin for permission to hunt on his property. He is the owner of an old mill tenement house built around 1880 or so. It has been in his family since 1900 and my grandparents rented one of the apartments from his grandparents. While detecting the property I got a strong signal of a Penney at 7 inches. I retrieved the target and it was this Mass Voluntary Militia first class marksmen's badge. I placed it in my pouch and continued hunting. A while later my cousin came out to see if I had any luck. I showed him some of the coins I found, a mercury dime and several wheat pennies. Then I showed him the badge. He like me found it interesting and then went on his way.

A month later my cousin called to tell me he had done a little research on the badge. I was amazed to find out that the badge belonged to my Grandfather who served in the M.V.M. You see my Grandfather passed on when I was only 8 months old, I never knew him and until now never had anything of his to cherish as belonging to him.

The most valuable find I have is not the many silver coins I have found or the many pieces of jewelry I have found. The most valuable find I have is a small piece of my heritage that I would never have if it was not for this hobby and the great products you manufacture. I have owned an MXT going on 6 years now and when I go detecting it is a new adventure every time.

Thanks for the great detectors and keep up the good work!

Gordie-Pres.-G.T.H.C.  

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