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When A Guy Rescued This Old Trunk From A Dumpster, What He Found Inside Brought Its Owner To Tears

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Do not forget to visit the channel WATCHJOJO ANIMALS https://goo.gl/438CPy contact us at:watchjojo2@gmail.com http://watchjojo.com ************************************************************** Roger Briney doesn’t make a habit of jumping into dumpsters. Especially not ones that are about to have their contents crushed by a trash compactor. But this time something caught his eye – and the army veteran just couldn’t leave what he saw to be destroyed along with the garbage. Briney’s actions that day set in motion a reunion some 25 years in the making. If it hadn’t been for his sharp eyes and quick action, the chest that he spotted in the dumpster would have been consigned to history forever. Instead, though, the priceless items that the chest contained made it back to their rightful home. Briney served in the military in the early ’70s as a member of the U.S. infantry. He subsequently worked at Arlington National Cemetery for three years and then became a member of the National Guard. Then in 2016 he was dropping off his trash at a compacting site in Virginia when he noticed something in one of the dumpsters. And straight away he jumped into action. In an interview with WTR News, Briney later explained what he saw. “I was mad as heck because someone threw away the flag,” he said. Yes, he had spotted a folded American flag sticking out of a trunk in the compactor. It’s unlikely that he took any time to think about the potential dangers of the situation, though. Instead, he just jumped in to retrieve the trunk. The trunk was, moreover, seconds away from being destroyed. “As I lifted the lid up the guy at the dumpster started to crush the pile,” Briney told WTR News. But thanks to his speedy intervention, the box was saved. And he subsequently took it home and put it safely in his basement, where it remained for almost a year. Briney washed the flag and then refolded it. Yet rather than digging deeper into its origins, he decided to let the matter lie. In fact, on two occasions he planned to get rid of the flag in unserviceable disposal ceremonies at a local American Legion Post. Each time, however, something came up, and Briney was unable to get there at the appointed hour. The next twist in this strange story came from a friend of Briney, Walker Gaulding, who is also an amateur historian. Gaulding had come over to Briney’s to pick up an old military desk for his collection. And it just so happened that underneath that desk, just where Briney had left it, was the trunk. It was mainly anxiety that had led Briney to do nothing with the trunk for nearly 12 months. Part of him thought that whoever the trunk had belonged to, it had been their family who had thrown it away. Talking to the Northern Neck News, he said, “One of the reasons I didn’t get into this very much was because I was so afraid that family had done that.” Conversely, Gaulding was far too intrigued by the footlocker to not investigate further. In fact, he hurriedly put it in his truck in case Briney changed his mind. So when he got it home, Gaulding and his wife began looking through the items that the trunk contained, and they really couldn’t believe what they were seeing. The trunk was full of incredibly interesting finds. Alongside the folded flag there was a passport, some photographs, a cigarette lighter and even an old marriage license. There were newspaper articles, too. Gaulding’s curiosity was piqued, so he decided to dig deeper to try to find out who the items belonged to. He soon discovered that the owner had been Lt. Col. Clyde N. Parthree, who had been a pilot in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. And by the looks of the items inside of the trunk, it hadn’t been opened since around 1966. That was the year in which Parthree had died. Another of Gaulding’s friends, Nigel Mulvena, came over for a visit shortly after Gaulding had retrieved the chest. Naturally, Gaulding showed his friend what he’d found, and there and then, Mulvena decided that he had to reunite the items with their rightful owner. He therefore took to the internet to find out as much as he could about the Parthree family. ************************************************************** ►web: http://watchjojo.com ► SUBSCRIBE US: https://goo.gl/Z4nZcg ► Follow Us On Google Plus: https://goo.gl/JYf9Rr ► Like us Our Facebook Page: https://goo.gl/C5Rv92 ► Follow On Twitter: https://goo.gl/PZ2U1R ►Source : https://goo.gl/zR2iyE Reference http://scribol.com/anthropology-and-history/people/guy-rescued-old-trunk-dumpster-what-found-inside-brought-owner-tears/ #watchjojo

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