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U.S.S. Juneau brooch

Object Number: 
2010.16.3
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ivan C. and Marilynn Gelfman Karp
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group