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John Edward Barry suitcase, ca. 1925

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Description

This battered suitcase found in Rangeley about 2003 was filled with personal belongings of John Edward Barry. Included among the contents of the suitcase were a photograph of Barry's mother, his birth certificate, baby shoes, his graduation photograph and diploma from St. Theresa's Parochial School, a rosary and prayer book, and a class photograph and diploma from Mexico High School. Additionally, a certificate of Barry's death in 1945 and burial on Peleliu Island, a purple heart certificate and military flag and a Western Union message advising his foster mother that his remains were being shipped home and to make funeral arrangements were also among the items contained in the suitcase.

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