VietNam Era Items
This grouping is to Raymond F. Craley, Jr. of Dover, Pa. who was a Marine with six years service during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Included are his family photo album with photo's of his dad during WW2 and other family members. The dog tags are interesting, as there are two sets, one set listing him as Jewish and the other set as No Preference. All for one money.
Here is a 1967 dated U.S.Army Type LRU-3/P Life raft with a 1972 dated Co2 cannister. It even has the WW2 style reflector paddles. I don't think the raft would ever be able to be used, but when do you see them. It's not a basket case, but it ain't mint either. It is all been re-issued in a 1987 dated Cold Climate Survival Kit Bag. Would make a neat looking display. Postage will be actual cost of shipping.
A super grouping of christening material for the USS Savannah (AOR-4) that saw service in the Vietnam War. Included in this grouping are; the actual bottle that was broke over the bow of the ship with its metal casing and presentation box, a presentation piece of wood from #1 Keel Block, a fantastic presentation photo album of 26 color photos to Vice Admiral Ralph L. Shifley and his wife, who was the Sponsor that broke the bottle on the Savannah. There are two nice photo's of Mrs Shifley breaking the bottle and one of the piece of wood kiel being presented to the Admiral. Vice Admiral Shifley was a 1933 graduate of USN Academy and became a Naval Aviator in 1937. He commanded Bombing Group 8 off the USS Bunker Hill during WW2 and was awarded the Navy Cross. The USS Savannah (AOR-4) was a Fleet Replenishment Oiler and saw service in Vietnam from May 1970 to October of the same year. She supplied the fleet off the Vietnam coast and made six swings into the Gulf of Tonkin. The USS Savannah was awarded one Battle Star and a Meritorious Unit Commendation for service in Vietnam. She was taken out of service in 1995.