Aug 232014
 

 

The idea of going to war wearing jewelry might seem odd, but during World War II, men’s sterling silver bracelets like this were traditionally given to departing U.S. soldiers by their sweethearts; bestowed as a token of love, but also to identify the body if they were killed in combat. This example was given to pilot “F. Griscom” of the U.S. Army Airborne Corps or “A.B.C.” (as stated on the reverse).

A rare and compelling bit of romantic military history!

 

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