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February Focus Exhibits

Through February 23, Museum visitors will find several interesting displays in the main atrium and gallery area.

 

Field Jacket and Service Coat, c. 1974 – SSG Joyce Malone is honored during Black History month as she was one of the first African-American women to earn parachutist badge.  She helped break the Army’s gender and racial barriers and paved the way for a more inclusive Army.

 

Sweetheart Gifts, c. 1941-1945  – Small tokens of affection given by Soldiers to their sweethearts during WWII.

 

48 Star American Flag – Donated to the ASOM by Mrs. Patty Kelly Stevens whose mother kept this flag hidden during their family’s 37-month interment at Los Banos Internment Camp on the Philippine island of Luzon.

 

503d Insignia –  In 1945, then-PFC Thomas McNeill designed the unofficial insignia for the 503d on his duffle bag while injured on Mindoro Island in the Philippines.