CL-41 Tribute Home

USS Philadelphia - CL-41

Ships were once featured on matchbooks and were collectibles

My Dad Frank Paukstis gave me this pin and a ring from Naples.
As a child I remember seeing other souvenirs, including dust from Mt Vesusius' eruption, but they disappeared over time
This was one method of communication between sailors and those on the homefront.
Provided by Ruth Hartrey