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H058. WWII U.S. NAVY NAMED KIA PURPLE HEART GROUP, USS PRESTON

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H058. WWII U.S. NAVY NAMED KIA PURPLE HEART GROUP, USS PRESTON. NAMED TO LEO F. SWANSON, SHIPS COOK 3RD CLASS. THE U.S.S. PRESTON WAS SUNK BY JAPANESE NAVAL FORCES ON NOVEMBER 14, 1943 DURING THE THIRD BATTLE OF SAVO ISLAND LOSING 116 OF HER CREW. INCLUDES HIS NAVAL ISSUED, WRAP BROACH PURPLE HEART WITH OFFICIAL ENGRAVING IN THE ORIGINAL PURPLE PRESENTATION BOX AND THE ORIGINAL CARDBOARD BOX. THE CARDBOARD BOX HAS MODERN TAPE REPAIRS ON THE CORNERS. COMES WITH THE OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT ACCOLADE IN THE ORIGINAL SHIPPING TUBE. ALSO, INCLUDED IS A YARD LONG PHOTO OF HIS TRAINING CLASS AT GREAT LAKES ILLINOIS. HE IS NOT IDENTIFIED IN THE PHOTO, BUT HE IS ONE OF THE SAILORS. A SOMBER GROUPING TO A BRAVE AMERICAN THAT GAVE EVERYTHING FOR OUR FREEDOM. GUARANTEED ORIGINAL. FREE SHIPPING IN THE U.S.A. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE. ***SOLD***