Korean War Era Items
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.
A real nice example of the Field Trousers Shell that was worn over uniform trousers in cold-wet conditions. Dated 1951 by Falcon Uniform Co. and in really nice shape. I can't quite make out the size, but they are somewhere around 32" waist by 28" inseam. They seem to be complete with all straps and buttons.
I got this from the estate of an Army Nurse that served in WW2, Korea and VietNam. It is a hard case marked US - Stock/No. 3-540-8000 on the lid. It contains an instrument called an Ophthalmoscope that is used to check eyes and ears. It comes with a pamplet from National Electric Instrument Co. and has some extra parts. Excellent condition. I've been told that it is either Korean War or VietNam issue.
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.