Korean War Era Items
Great looking hard cover book, many pages filled with text and photo rosters and Camp photo's. This is at Camp Gordon, Ga. The book measures 11 1/2" by 9" bu 1 1/4" and has some weight to it. The front cover has a couple wrinkles at the top, but they do not affect the book's integrity, as the pages are not affected.
Have four of these cigarette cases made from a heavy gauge aluminum, measuring approx. 6' by 3' by 1/2". All were made as souvenir type cases, by a local artisan, for the GI's to take home. The GI who purchased these was John J. Butala in January of 1953. One was for him, "Choguri, Korea Koje Do" "John J. Butala 22-1-53", another was "To Billie From Johnny 22-1-53" with a neat fighting scene on the one side with a tank, looks like they're breaking out of a prison camp. On the third one, "Memory of Korea" with what looks like a POW Camp, on the other side is a profile of three men on a globe, "The men who keep peace in the world". The forth and last one hae stag deer jumping over a log with a search light in the distance, on the other side is a wolf standing over a dead sheep. It would be a shame to break them up, so all four for one money.
I'm selling these at two for one money, as you will then be able to frame them to see both sides at same time. I have three sets of two at $30 a set. Excellent condition and are actual period pieces. They state for UN Soldiers to give good treatment to Chinese or North Korean soldiers desiring to cease fighting, by Mark W. Clark.
I bought this little grouping at one of the local auctions. It is to a William D. Daniels of Sunbury, Pa. that trained at Indiantown Gap Military Reservation during 1952. Included in this grouping are his 1946 Sunbury HS yearbook and a large photo of him and a bunch of other young men leaving the Sunbury RR Station on their way into the military, A super looking book from Indiantown Gap that has him training with the 2nd Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment of the 5th Division, plus a box of medals and a ring marked "Korea" that came with the books. This should be a nice research project for someone.
Interesting 1 1/2" dia. coin that was made into a pendant with the addition of a screw-on bezel. Marked on obverse: "Second Infantry Division - Warrior" with likeness of 2nd Div. patch. Marked on reverse: "Second To None - WW1 WW2 Korea 1950-1954, DMZ 1965" with the likeness if a CIB. A challange coin or just a momento? It has some weight to it and is in excellent condition.