Posted 10 years ago
This is an interesting trench art aluminum box-- most likely made to hold cigarettes. It measures 4 3/4" X 3" and is a little less than 1/2" thick.
The top is period engraved with service locations from 1944 to 1945.
The box is also engraved to a US Army soldier: "William A. Rutherford" along with his service number.
I have not been unable to determine the soldiers unit and would like to find it. Rutherford was African American, which I thought would make the search a little easier, but I still haven't had success.
Any thoughts or help is appreciated.
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