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Flag from WWII found in Caldwell Co, now trying to get it to Pearl Harbor

(Photo courtesy Lydia Sullivan at Richard's Coffee Shop) (Photo courtesy Lydia Sullivan at Richard's Coffee Shop)
(Photo courtesy Lydia Sullivan at Richard's Coffee Shop) (Photo courtesy Lydia Sullivan at Richard's Coffee Shop)
(Photo courtesy Lydia Sullivan at Richard's Coffee Shop) (Photo courtesy Lydia Sullivan at Richard's Coffee Shop)
CALDWELL COUNTY, NC (WBTV ) -

Treasures are still found in boxes in the attic. If I write about the treasure here, will the right people see it?

A Granite Falls woman recently contacted Richard's Coffee Shop in Mooresville, hoping to get help with memorabilia her dad left her.

Nancy Hall’s dad, Robert Hartman, was a sailor on board the U.S.S. Horace A. Bass in August 1945 when the HIJMS Nagato surrendered in Tokyo Bay. After securing the ship, the American sailors were allowed to take whatever they could carry from the surrendered ship. While most took pistols, Hartman took the ship’s flag and a small medicine box as souvenirs.

Anyone who has been to Richard's Coffee Shop knows it's also an incredible museum for veterans. Board members are attempting to help Hall contact the United States Department of the Navy in hopes of getting the flag displayed at Pearl Harbor where many of the members feel the flag belongs.

"This is a huge find," said Lydia Sullivan, with the veteran's museum. "We do not intend to keep it at Richard's as we feel it belongs at the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor."

Love that.

If someone from Museum in Pearl Harbor sees this and is interested in knowing more - email me at mgrantham@wbtv.com. I have direct contact information I can pass along to you.

-Molly

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