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We Remember World War II - #25

Trunk # 25


  • Luggage tag stating the footlocker was donated by the family of Harold Holzrichter
  • 48 Star USA flag
  • Blue star flag replica to hang in window of home
  • Airplane model
  • “C” rations cans of white bread and pecan date roll
  • US Army pillow for Mom and Dad
  • Army helmet
  • Spotter Cards –commemorative deck of playing cards
  • Set of 5 military comic post cards from Camp Davis Holly Ridge, NC
  • Postcard size copies of propaganda posters from WWII (4)
  • Basic Field Manual Soldier’s Handbook
  • Photo post cards (10)
  • Red Cross burlap bag (from Vietnam War)
  • Jon Berrian soldier photo in glass frame

New Testament in black case. Included inside:

  • Honorable discharge of Harold Holzrichter
  • Handwritten note from grandmother
  • Picture card of Jesus

Second New Testament

War ration books (4) 

Army Song Book (1941) compiled by Adjutant General’s office in collaboration with the Library of Congress and published by order of the Secretary of War

Uniform laundry stamping set

Scrapbook – “Photo Journal of a Soldier in WWII”

Plastic box of WWII artifacts:

  • dog tag of Robert E. Collins from San Francisco, CA
  • Ring with airplane and initials “RC” for Robert Collins
  • Small anchor pin
  • Saint Christopher medal (for protection of soldiers)
  • U.S. brass pin
  • Patch with snow-capped mountain
  • Brass Signal Corps pin
  • U.S. flag pin
  • Gold honor award pin
  • Navy patch with Eagle over crossed anchors
  • 2 blue RAF patches
  • Two stripes from Army uniform


  • Navy Seabees uniform (pants and shirt)
  • Navy uniform (pants, shirt and cap)
  • Army dress uniform jacket


  • 1954 authentic map of Pirmasens area (France)
  • 1954 authentic map of Annweiler area of Germany
  • World War II aircraft
  • “Flags of Our Fathers” movie poster 
  • “The Good German” movie poster
  • World War II Memorial May 30, 2004
  • “We Remember World War II” – Unit lesson plan book


  • Ready to Use American History Activities for Grades 5-12 by James F. Silve. 
  • Short Role-playing Simulations for US History Classrooms by Richard DiGiacomo
  • A Boy at War – Harry Mazer
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt for Kids with 21 Activities by Richard Panchyk
  • Fatal Voyage: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis by Dan Kurzman
  • Best Friends Forever: A World War II Scrapbook by Beverly Patt

Teaching materials:

  • Cobblestone Magazine: “WWII: Americans in Europe” – January 1993
  • “Our Postwar Heritage: Legacies of WWII” – poster and learning guide in white manila envelope
  • Identification card from US Holocaust Memorial Museum and Visitors Guide
  • World War II Memorial brochure
  • Holocaust teacher booklet and laminated photos in manila envelope
  • “South Pacific” Program from Lincoln Center
  • “Forever a Soldier” 2008 calendar from Library of Congress Veterans’ History Project
  • 11/17/12 laminated article about Medal of Honor winner Salvatore Giunta
  • 11/17-2012 laminated article about Keith Fiscus, Omaha Beach survivor of D Day


  • “World War II: The Nazis Strike VCR tape
  • VCR tape of Mr. Carl Christianson interview on 60th anniversary of Pearl Harbor
  • Veteran’s interviews on CD of Gene Williams and Paul Bottom



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