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Sunday, December 23, 2007

WHAT DID JIMMIE FECHT LOOK LIKE?

PFC James Fecht - 62 Hour Leave - Photo in Collection of Gerald Fecht - electronically shared with The Museum

Several of you have asked me to post a photograph of Jimmie Fecht, whose artifacts, letters and notes we have been sharing on the Museum's blog.
This snapshot was taken on Elmer Avenue in North Hollywood, during his 62 hour leave from Camp Elliot, San Diego, California. The picture was taken less than one day before he and his fellow Marines were loaded aboard ship for transfer to New Zealand.

Jim's ashes will be burined at Oakwood Memorial Park in Chatsworth this coming Friday morning.

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