Please read the following important messages...
This message is intended for former shipmates of the USS Hancock CVA-19..
especially those who smoked
and owned the Hancock Zippo Lighter


This is Tony Rucker's Baby Zippo - Click it to read Tony Rucker's Story

Some time back, I received Email from a woman with an interesting story and request.


It appears that her husband some years ago was on a flight and while on this plane, needed a light. The nice man sitting next to him gave him his Zippo lighter to light his cigerette. Somehow her husband failed to return the lighter to the thoughtful man, and perhaps accidentally placed it in his pocket..

Years later he came upon the lighter and remembered how he got the lighter, and now, wishes to locate the man to return his property.

The lighter in question is a Zippo with the Hancock Patch on it. We Hancock shipmates of the Post WWII era remember this lighter well.

The wife of the man asked me what I might be able to do to help find the man, so I told her to keep the destination of the flight confidential, and I'd place a picture of the Lighter with it's inscriptions on here and let visitors look at it and see if they might either be the rightful owner of the Zippo, or know who is, so she can return it. So please look over this picture and read the inscriptions on it. The man's initials were MAC or that might have been his nickname on ship.

You can tell by the otherside info that this man was on during the times including early Vietnam Era through the end of the War Era.The lighter in question is a Zippo with the Hancock Patch on it. We Hancock shipmates of the Post WWII era remember this lighter well.

The wife of the man asked me what I might be able to do to help find the man, so I told her to keep the destination of the flight confidential, and I'd place a picture of the Lighter with it's inscriptions on here and let visitors look at it and see if they might either be the rightful owner of the Zippo, or know who is, so she can return it. So please look over this picture and read the inscriptions on it. The man's initials were MAC or that might have been his nickname on ship.

I'll leave it in your hands now.. and thanks!! Please help *US* find the rightful owner of this Zippo! I am sure this lighter has very special meaning and significance to it's owner.. and he should have it back again. Let me thank the man and woman who wish to return this lighter! To respond to this Notice please send your Yeoman Email or you may send Email directly to the couple.

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Jake



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