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Original U.S. Korean War Era Rayon Silk Japan Souvenir Flag Personalized for the Mother of PFC Richard F. Kirchner - 29 ½” x 35” - Formerly Part of the A.A.F. Tank Museum

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Original Item: One-Of-A-Kind. This is a wonderful, heartwarming gift that was sent home to his mother from PFC Richard Kirchner, a member of the famed 1st Cavalry Division. Upon researching Kirchner, it appears that he served during the Korean War having been stationed in Japan from 1952 to 1954.

This wonderful banner came to us from the American Armoured Foundation, Inc. Tank and Ordnance Memorial Museum. The AAF Tank Museum was a living memorial dedicated to the Tank and Cavalry soldiers of the world. Before 1981 some of the artifacts that make up the AAF Tank Museum was a private collection belonging to Mr. William Gasser. Mr. Gasser felt that his collection would be beneficial in educating present and future generations to the sacrifices made and the technologies gained during war. Therefore, in 1981 the AAF Tank Museum was established as a non-profit charitable organization, and Mr. Gasser's donated his private collection to the Tank Museum. Mr. Gasser is still active as Volunteer Director and Curator of the Tank Museum and his knowledge of military history has been a great asset to the museum. Unfortunately after 20 years of operation it had to close its doors, which is when this banner was acquired.

The flag/banner is in wonderful condition but does have some slight staining and pin holes, more than likely this was displayed on a wall by means of using thumbtacks. The banner states that it was for “Memories of Japan” with some very lovely artwork present. There is no significant damage present.

A wonderful memento that comes more than ready for further research and display.

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