WWII Navy Memento of C.E. Hopkins

12.5 x 17 inch fabric banner with words: Let Freedom Ring - God Bless America" with a bell, 2 American flags and an eagle on top and a sepia toned picture of Charles E Hopkins standing outside.

WWII Fabric Memento Banner featuring Charles E Hopkins

This memento fabric banner features Charles Eugene HOPKINS.  The banner itself is about 12.5 x 17 inches and looks like a silk screen type design on cotton twill fabric with a photo image in sepia tone.

The background of the banner is a wine/red hue with red, white, and blue flags.  The eagle, bell, wording, fringe and thread are gold toned.

The photo image seems to be clearer in  black and white rather than color.

The surroundings, time and circumstance of this unique memento are a mystery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Navy Service Record FOUND!

It was great.  I had a large craft paper envelope with “Charles HOPKINS Personal History” written on it.  I knew I’d been collecting bits and pieces but my early onset dimensia (actually, I believe I developed it in the womb) had me wondering, “What’s in this?”.  It was almost like Christmas, hey wait, it IS the season!

Below is a short slide show of some of Charles E. HOPKINS Navy memorabilia:

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Looking for Photos & Service Records

Charles HOPKINS sitting at table with other uniformed men, one other in Navy and 4 in another uniform.  Charles HOPKINS is in the middle with a man's arm around him.

Charles HOPKINS in center of photo with other uniformed men.

On the last post I asked about the navy service record of Charles HOPKINS.  A reader named Ollie promptly replied that I could search for it at:    http://www.archives.gov/veterans/

If any one beats me to it, please let me know what you find.

Also I’m looking for photos of:

  • Ancestors
  • Meaningful Family Objects (send story as well)
  • Documents of Ancestors – letters, wills, deeds, etc

You can take a picture of any pictures/items you have with your smart phone, I-pad (tablet) or camera.  Please send it along.  There is interest in sharing these visual notes of history, not to mention the important role of teaching through image.