a Springfield 1903 and bayonet presented at his retirement by men of his
command. The weapon was made safe by plugging the barrel and
removing the firing pin prior to the presentation.
It adorned the wall in Hank's home for the
remainder of his life and undoubtedly was the source of great pride
and fond memories.
The weapon set is now on display at the Camp Blanding
was engraved on a chrome plate which accompanied the
The weapon and plate were mounted on a wooden wall hanging.
worn at various reunions showed his master parachutist wings
with two combat stars.
Pinned beside the wings were two versions of the 508th Red
Devil as well as a par of 82nd Airborne insignia and the Allied
Airborne patch .
The hat has also been donated to the museum.