Williston, VT, US
Large archive of letters, ephemera and artifacts related to the World War II service of Protestant U.S. Army Chaplain Francis V. Gregory of the 100th Infantry Division. Includes: large grouping of letters from Gregory and his brother, Merrill K. Gregory (also serving in the Army), to their mother Glada; four field-pressed acetate records, including 397th Regiment “radio vespers”, choir, and a Red Cross “personal message” record (one unidentified); a “radio vespers” script; three pieces of 397th Infantry Protestant service ephemera; a U.S. Army Signal Corps photograph of a religious service; a printed pamphlet, “The Amended GI Bill Of Rights”; a Red Cross armband; a souvenir booklet depicting the destruction of the city of Stuttgart, with handwritten English translations; and a war trophy dress-style German bayonet, by J.A. Henckels, with bird’s-head pommel, swept quillion, and wood grips, showing flaking and oxidation to the chromed pommel and guard, and housed in a heavily-oxidized steel scabbard with worn leather frog. Should be seen.
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