ELWYN B. ROBINSON DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
CHESTER FRITZ LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA
GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA 58202
COLLECTION: OGL #1278 (addition)
DATES: 1942, 1944
SIZE: .3 linear feet
ACQUISITION: This addition to the Carleton Elliott Simensen Military Heritage Collection, 164th Infantry Association Records was deposited in the Orin G. Libby Manuscript Collection by Raymond Conlon, Minto, North Dakota on October 14, 1998 (Acc.#99-2341).
ACCESS: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Department of Special Collections.
This addition to the 164th Infantry Association Records consists of a metallic bracelet. The bracelet was made from the metal of a downed Japanese Zero. The metal was carried out of the Pacific Theater by Raymond Conlon, a member of the 164th Infantry. Conlon placed the metal in his shoe for safe keeping. Upon his return to North Dakota, Ray's father formed the medal into the shape of a bracelet and inscribed the words "Ray to Gladys" upon it. The bracelet is also emblazoned with the phrase "10-13-42," the day the Guadalcanal campaign began.
The bracelet was given by Raymond Conlon to his bride, Gladys, on their wedding day, June 6, 1944. The couple was wed in Moorhead.
Bracelet given to Gladys Conlon by Ray Conlon
|Original Donation: 1906-1955 & undated [Bulk Dates 1941-1946]|
|1st: 1943-1993||2nd: undated||3rd: undated||4th: 1930s-1997||5th: 1942, 1944|
|6th: 1942-1945, 1962||7th: 1944, 1951, 2004||8th: 1942-1996||9th: 1988||10th: 1994|
|11th: 1949||12th: 1942, undated||13th: 1943-1998||14th: 1942-1996||15th: 1942-1943|
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