Posted 5 months ago
I bought this at an estate sale a while ago. The family had put all of their father's service medals and trinkets in a shoebox for a dollar, I can't believe it meant so little to them!
Anyway, this guy was in there, its impossible to photograph but it says "Princeton / 1951 / Korea" The woman told me that her father had made that in the machine shop on the USS Princeton while he was at sea. I just think its so neat! He even fabricated the pinback out of a thick wire or something. I like it because its what I consider true trench art, handmade by servicemen during wartime out of materials on hand, no assembly lines or prefab pieces. So cool!