I picked up this grouping from an Artillery Colonel who lives in Hawaii, still kicking at 98 years old! By virtue of his advanced years, he's not able to reply to fill in some blanks on his service, so hopefully some of you can comment on his personal items I've come to possess.
The son of a career Army man and CAC officer, he was born in 1919 and entered the Army in 1939 as a newly minted CAC 2nd Lieutenant. He was posted to the 65th Coast Artillery in 1939 primarily engaged in Anti-Aircraft Artillery which was the emphasis of his 30 year career. His last active rank was Lieutenant Colonel and he was retired as a full Colonel.