heirloom [ˈɛəˌluːm], noun
- an object that has been in a family for generations.
I posted this one before, however I felt like it deserved another picture, without any photomanipulation this time.
Waffen-SS regimental ring, circa 1943.
This model, originally designed for the French volunteers of the 33th Waffen Grenadier Division der SS "Charlemagne", it was also used by the two Waffen-SS PzGrenadier Divisions "Langemarck" and "Wallonien.
This ring belonged to my grandfather, Joris D., SS-Untersturmführer, 27-Freiwilliger PzDivision "Langemarck" - Flemish volunteers.
He served from May 1941 to summer 1944.
1939 Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse: 14. February 1943 - Battle of the Tannenberg Line.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen in Bronze: 21. June 1942
Verwundetenabzeichen, 1939 in Schwarz: 25. May 1942
Medaille "Winterschlacht im Osten 1941/42": 22. June 1942