Ah, military moves...and all of the irreplaceable things that are broken or 'lost'.
Ollie North is MY hero, and the hero of every other VET in the world, I’ll bet ! Too bad that he was forced from his political role, as he would be a much better choice for President than the ones we have now. How about North and Arpio..... a winning ticket if I’ve ever seen one.
Those movers know exactly what they're looking for, too. In high school and college I accumulated a pretty extensive collection of first, albums, and later CDs. Among the literally hundreds in my collection, two irreplaceable ones were an early run of Roger Waters' "Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking" (without the black box) and 10,000 Maniacs' "In My Tribe" which had initially been released with their cover of "Peace Train" as the first track. After Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam endorsed the Ayatollah Khomenei's fatwah against Salman Rushdie in the mid 80's, 10,000 Maniacs deleted Peace Train from subsequent runs of the album/CD.
In the mid-90's when I PCS'd from Fort Riley to Korea, they were the only two items that had been *lost*.
We lost a pristine Portuguese Ox Yoke from the Azores in our move back to The States. They didn’t steal a heavily worn, patched up, worm eaten, second choice - go figure.
Tell me about it. I learned about losing precious objects the hard way, as an Army brat. Over several international and trans-continental moves, we 'lost' lots of boxes and crates of things that should have had no value to anyone but us.