U.S.S. Juneau brooch

U.S.S. Juneau brooch
Title
U.S.S. Juneau brooch
Date 
1942
Medium 
Pewter
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 x 2 x 1/4 in. (5.1 x 5.1 x 0.6 cm)
Description 
Pewter U.S.S. Juneau brooch honoring the five Sullivan brothers, with "491" inscribed on front.
Credit Line 
Gift of Ivan C. and Marilynn Gelfman Karp
Object Number 
2010.16.3
Marks 
TABBY / PAT.APL.FOR
Gallery Label 
This brooch commemorates the patriotism of the five Sullivan brothers, who each enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve on January 3, 1942. All five brothers were deployed on the ship U.S.S. Juneau, bound for the Pacific. The ship was torpedoed off Guadalcanal on November 13, 1942, and the "Fighting Sullivan Brothers" died together. Thereafter, no relatives were permitted to serve together on the same naval vessel.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group