poster advertising the US Navy

USS Kansas 1919

Grandparents loan binoculors to US Navy during WW I

Receive letter from Franklin D. Roosevelt, Assistant Secretary of the US Navy

US Navy poster

WWI binoculars loaned to US Navy by by Martin's Grandparents Margaret & George Crerar  Certificate from Franklin D. Roosevelt, Assistant Secretary of the Navy to Martin's Grandparents for the loan of their binoculars

 

During World War I, the United Staes Navy asked that private citizens donate their binoculars for use by the U.S. Navy.  Martin's Grandparents donated their binoculars and received the letter above from then Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt. 

  

Franklin D. Roosevelt served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy from 1913 until 1920, and helped to implement Navy policies during World War I.  He's seen above reviewing US Navy personnel in Washington D.C.

Mom & Pop Crerar with Peg in 1917

George and Margaret Crerar with "Peg"  in 1917

Crerars and Millers in Cleveland, Oh

George and Margaret Crerar with the Millers in Cleveland

 

 

 

 

  US Navy letter acknowleding the call for binoculars during WW I

check from US Treasury for $1.00 made out to Martin's Grandparents for the loan of their binoculars to the US Navy

 

Franklin D Roosevelt letters  US Navy binoculors from WWI display  

Grandparents binocularos that were loaned to the US Navy during World War I

Grandparents binocularos that were loaned to the US Navy during World War I

Grandparents binocularos that were loaned to the US Navy during World War I

 

 

 

 

 

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