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The coat-of-arms is that of the Austrian state of Lower Austria; another source says that "the arms were officially granted in 1920" (the mural crown is usually employed by republics to replace monarchic crowns), placing it sometime between that date and 1938. EDIT: Here's someone selling that same badge and dating it as "Second Austrian Republic", that is, ...


Dong Ap Bia is a mountain in Vietnam. Since the lighter has the dates (19)65-66, it was probably used (and engraved) by a soldier stationed in support of the Montagnards who lived on and around the area. In that area of Vietnam there were no straight, flat roads, and in fact no roads at all. So every where a soldier had to go they did it up and down ...

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