Sunday, February 24, 2008

I found these two "certificates" that were issued to my dad during World War II. One was for crossing the 180th Meridian 3 August 1945 while on the USS General H.W. Butler. The second was given to him while in Okinawa 1 December 1945 for Foxhole Fraternity. I did an internet search for any other "Foxhole Fraternity" certificates and found the term used only to apply to the parents of teenagers, however I found quite a few sites with certificates for crossing the 180th Meridian (International Date Line):

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