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Last Rites for the Sergeant

Marines gather for the funeral of a sergeant
Description: Drawing, Pastel on Paper; by Kerr Eby; 1944; Framed Dimensions 34H X 39W
Accession #: 88-159-DY as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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Bowed in a grief which breaks through their traditional stoicism, Marines mourn the passing of their beloved sergeant buried, not far from where he fell in jungle combat. Numbers of humble graves like his line the long road toward Pacific victory.                        

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  • Art
Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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