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Collection Charles Coyle
WVM ID Number WVM Mss 1109
Object Name Archive
Title Souvenir items and photograph, ca. 1943-1946.
Year Range from 1943
Year Range to 1946
Event World War II
Description Souvenir items and a photograph from Charles B. Coyle, who served with Company B, 720th Railway Operating Battalion during World War II. b The souvenir items consist of menus and napkins that Coyle collected at various restaurants in the United States, likely in places where he was stationed during the war before or after his overseas service in Europe. The menus reflect food prices during the war and one, from the U.S.S. Chamberlin Hotel, is specifically for commissioned officers of the Armed Services and their families. Also included in the folder is an obituary and a certificate, with a copied signature of President John F. Kennedy, honoring Coyle's memory. The photograph shows a group of uniformed men from Co. B, 720th Railway Operating Battalion in which Coyle served, though he is not identified in it.
Extent and Medium of Description Paper : 0.1 linear ft. (1 folder)
Photograph : (1 folder)
Subjects World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
United States. Army. Railway Operating Battalion, 720th. Company B.