This item comes from a close family friend: He is a retired, decorated US Army Special Forces officer and is in the process of clearing out his storage building... Which contains both his Vietnam memorabilia and his father's retired Brigadier General F.
Wishart WW1 & WW2 memorabilia (his father served in both World Wars). He is happy to share his and his father's information for your research purposes, if interested.If you are looking for anything in particular, please feel free to contact me. Francis Eli Wishart, 72, retired Brigadier General who had served in two World Wars, died April 21, 1968. As the long-time commander of a National Guard unit here, Wishart was one of the most widely known military men in the area.
A native of Robeson County, he attended Oak Ridge Military Academy, joined the infantry in World War I as a private, and was commissioned as a member of the first class to complete Officers Training School at Fort Ogletrorpe, Ga. Between World Wars, "Captain Eli" Commanded Battery B, a Coast Guard Artillery. This National Guard Unit was sent to Trinidad on active duty in World War II. After two years there Wishart, by then a Colonel, served for a year in Europe as an Artillery Officer with the 18th Airborne Corps.
In 1946, after 27 years of military service, he retired with the rank of Brigadier General. Wishart was a Deacon of the First Baptist Church, a past commander of the American Legion Post, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a Mason (he received his 50-year Mason Pin last fall), and a Sojourner (member of the Masonic Military Order). Thank you so much for checking out my store!Be sure to check out my other listings as well - always a variety of items in my shop, you never know what you'll find that you can't live without. If an item does not arrive as it was listed, PLEASE contact me first. If an item arrives damaged, PLEASE contact me first. All items come from a clean and smoke-free home. Some vintage and/or used items may have evidence of wear and that will be noted in listing description and/or in photographs.
Please utilize the zoom feature to inspect the item(s) before purchasing. Thank you & have a wonderful time shopping my'nest'. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Field Gear, Equipment". The seller is "thefedex" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.