Oval steel ID plate, approximately 1.5″ wide, one side stamped, “Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr., T. 9/41, USN,” the other side embossed with Shepard’s thumbprint. The item evidently dates from Shepard’s years at Annapolis; two small mounting holes suggest that it was an identification tag for a locker, chest, or other piece of equipment. In very good condition, with scattered rusting and pitting, and the engraving remaining fully visible. RRAuction COA.
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