Combat Carried Heart Shield Bible of 501st Parachute Inf Regt PFC Paul L. Gregg
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Combat Carried Heart Shield Bible of 501st Parachute Inf Regt PFC Paul L. Gregg

Code: uapg00501pra


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ARTIFACT:

This wonderful, well worn, and hard-carried Heart Shield Bible was carried by a PFC in the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. 


We cannot find much information about PFC Paul La Vern Gregg, but he was Wounded in Action and received the Purple Heart for his wounds. He may have been in Normandy, and/or Bastogne, but that is not yet clear with the scant records we could find. 


We have included an image of PFC Gregg's 1940 Draft Card, and although he lived at a different address in the same town, Charlotte, Michigan, at the time there is no mistaking the very unique "L" Gregg used for his middle initial, identical on the Draft Card, and in the Bible. 


PFC Gregg"s headstone also clearly states that he was 501st PIR, and his Obituary states that he was in the ETO and wounded there. 


The iconic Heart Shield Bible was carried hard. Moisture must have rusted off the gold lacquer usually present on the steel cover, and the cover and first page are separated from the rest of the Bible, and a page or 2 are loose. Folded neatly inside the front of the Bible is a letter Gregg received  from his young daughter sent in August of 1944. 


A wonderful addition to any WWII Airborne Collection. 

IMAGES: 9, 10, and 11, attached, mentioned in listing, for reference. 

VINTAGE: 1940.

SIZE: Approximately 4-9/16" in height x 2-7/8" in width x 3/4" in thickness. 608 pages.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Nickel-plated brass, paper, ink.

ATTACHMENT: Glued binding.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States Army collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MAVX20 LEGEX01/17/23 SEGEX04/11/23

CONDITION: 4+ (Very Good): The iconic Heart Shield Bible was carried hard. Moisture must have rusted off the gold lacquer usually present on the steel cover, and the cover and first page are separated from the rest of the Bible, and a page or 2 are loose.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.