Virtual Museum

Michael Lazaro's family saved several momentos from Michael's WWII experience. Click on any of the momentos below to view a larger image.

Telegram from WWII
Telegram from Anton Jr., Michael's brother, requesting an emergency furlough after being notified that Michael had been killed in action.
WWII Coupon
Coupon worth $1.00 that Michael could have used at the Post Exchange.

1943 Christmas Card   1943 Christmas Card   Inside of 1943 Christmas Card
1943 Christmas card sent home by Michael.  
On December 26, 1943 Michael landed on Cape Glouchester with C/1/7.  
The card was designed by Technical Sergeant Victor P. Donahue,
USMC and reproduced by the 1st Marine Division Photo-Litho Section.

US Marines Pillow
Pillow case sent by Michael to his parents in 1943
Medals and Ribbons
Reproduced medals and ribbons Michael would have been entitled to wear as well as the 1st Marine Division shoulder patch. There is no medal for the Presidential Unit Citation.

Prayer For Our Country
Prayer for Our Country that Michael kept with him.
American Red Cross Kit
Note inside kit sent to Michael from the Saginaw County Chapter American Red Cross.

Japanese money   Japanese money   Japanese money  
Japanese money   Japanese money   Japanese money  
Japanese money taken off the battlefield by James T. Birks, Special Naval Landing Unit 22 who participated in the D-Day landing and remained on Peleliu until February 1946. - compliments of Tom McLeod, Museum of the Pacific