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5.5 Heavy silver plated nickel silver stamped with Nazi eagle on front of body . content size engraved .50L side . Beautiful piece and very impressive . Highly polished but showing little wear use or age . Nice bell ring to finely made and has original frosted interior . Liberated by Capt Sterling Hill ( 1914-1978) was born and raised in northern Ohio and graduated from Ohio State University . He enlisted in the OCS in 1941 and went to North Africa in 1942 with the 37th Division. He then was transferred to the 82nd Airborne Division and jumped in the Italian campaign as an artillery officer . The vast majority of his unit was shot down in a tragic friendly fire incident in Sicily. Shortly thereafter , he was transferred to the 3rd Infantry Division and entered France with General Patton . He fought the remainder of the war with the 3rd , and received multiple Bronze Stars, and also a Silver Star for heroics in Germany " Towards the end of the war , he was attached to the 3 rd Infantry Division Headquarters. It was during this time that he took part in liberating a Schloss thathad been used by high ranking Nazis and higher command military personnal. Hidden away on the top shelf of an obscure closet in the schloss my Father discovered the silver items .Capt . Hill remained as part of the multi -national occupational force after the war " He was honorably discharged as a Major in 1946 and returned to Ohio , where he became very successful in the inssurance industry .HE WAS HONESTLY SURPRISED TO FIND THE CRATE OF SILVER WAITING FOR HIM IN A BARN ON HIS FAMILY FARM , nearly a yearsafter it had been shipped .
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