Posted 6 years ago
The "Golden Dragon" is the ruler of the 180th parallel. When passing over this spot, a sailor would get these credentials. Click on the pic above and read as to all this paper addresses. This paper was to signify to all "landlubbers, opium smokers, chit signers, squaw men & others, that the "undersigned" was a member in good standing. My dad who was in the Army during world war two passed over this spot while on-board the S.S. Fairisle going to yet another combat zone. I guess items like this helped take their minds off the war, if only for a little while. It's addressed to my dad and signed on April 8th 1945. There was, at this time, only a little more than 4 months of fighting left before the war came to an end. Kinda neat if you ask me...