Some of the diggers roamed around with the detectors and collected live ammo for the EOD to dispose of and doing that one of the Latvians found a Latvian Riflemens badge in quite good condition. Other than that lots of shrapnel and rifle ammo was found. In the evening, after dinner, Gary held a safety- / First aid course which is important in case of an accident.
On this site we dug out a lot of unexploded ordnace which was collected for the EOD, and also lots of bits from a blown up Sherman tank was found.
After the job was done we drove to the Red Army Cemetery in Priekule and prepared for next days reburial. Back at the resort Kristine served us a great dinner, some of us got special treatment and had cheeseburgers, and we celebrated Talis` and Ralfs` birthdays.
The rest of the day we spent on a nearby field where the frontline had been in 1944/45. Next to the road two German soldiers were found and next to them several live large caliber shells. Around on the field more ordnance was dug up and a few war relics too, for example a SS belt buckle and a pocket knife with engravings from a SS soldier. Again police was called in and they contacted the EOD.
Evening was approaching and the expedition had to come to an end, so we shook hands and gave out hugs before some of us went back to Riga for a last dinner and a few beers together. In total we had found 25 soldiers who all will be buried on their respective War Cemeteries.
Talis and Ilgonis dropped us off near the hotel and we could finally get some clean clothes after some half hour long showers. Victoria went to get us a table at Rock Cafe and walked into one of our old friends and digger from Legendas early years, Richard West, and it was great seeing him again.
Next morning me and Anton shared a taxi to the airport where we randomly met another of our Diggers, Dainis who was going to USA for holiday so it was really a nice end of the expedition.
In the evening I was met by Girlfriend who picked me up and as we drove home the sky lit up with an amazing Aurora Borealis which we stood watching for a good half hour. It was good being back home :)
Thanks to all who made the expedition possible and all the participants. Can`t wait to see you all again.
Keep Smiling :)