World War Veteran Showcase

Title

World War Veteran Showcase

Subject

Military ceremonies, honors, and salutes
Veterans
World War (1939-1945)
Display cases

Description

This display showcase features many items related to the military career of Santo Germini, a Milton citizen who served in the United States Army during World War I and World War II.

Santo Germini immigrated to the United States from Italy and showed his dedication to the United States through his service in World War I. His round dog tags from World War I are included in the left section of the showcase. Also in this section of the case is a shoulder patch insignia depicting an eagle holding two lighting bolts between its talons. This insignia is representative of the Army Security Agency. Several World War II military service ribbons are also included: Army Commendation (green with white stripes), Good Conduct (red with white stripes), American Defense Service (yellow with red, white, and blue stripes), and American Campaign (blue with red, white, and black stripes).

The right section of showcase includes another Army Security Agency shoulder insignia. Also featured is Santo Germini's Registration Certificate, issued on April 27, 1942, in association with the selective service proclamation. Santo would have be required to carry this card with him at all times. .

The focal point of the display is an American flag that was presented to the sister-in-law of Santo Germini following Santo's death.

Creator

United States. Army

Identifier

Germini_Ned-Santo Germini Flag and Dog Tags

Files

Germini_Ned-Santo Germini Flag and Dog Tags.jpg

Citation

United States. Army, “World War Veteran Showcase,” Pennsylvania History Harvest, accessed September 21, 2017, http://pahistoryharvest.com/items/show/436.