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Veteran finds what may be Korean War hero Litzenberg's sword at pawn shop

Veteran finds what may be Korean War hero Litzenberg's sword at pawn shop

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Tribune News Service) — An Anne Arundel County police corporal and prior service Marine says he has found what he believes to be the sword of decorated Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Homer L. Litzenberg Jr. at a pawn shop in Aberdeen. What started as a search for a suitable cake-cutter for the annual Marine Corps birthday party held at McGarvey’s Saloon & Oyster Bar in Annapolis has turned into a quest to get the sword into the National Museum of the Marine Corps, or another place where the public can appreciate its value. Every year Marines gather at McGarvey’s to celebrate the Marine Corps’ birthday on Nov. 10. But Chris Anderson, 39, of Arnold, said something was off about the celebration — the birthday cake wasn’t being cut with a Mameluke sword, the kind Marine Corps officers wear. He set out to find a suitable sword with which to cut the cake; he planned to gi...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/us/veteran-finds-what-may-be...

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