c. 1967
6.5 in HIGH x 21 in WIDE x 28.5 in DEEP
(16.51 cm HIGH x 53.34 cm WIDE x 72.39 cm DEEP)
Gift on behalf of the Maritime Adminsitration, US Department of Transportation

"What's Going On? California and the Vietnam Era" Exhibition at the Great Hall, August 28, 2004-February 28, 2005.

Pillow and pillow cover. Pillow (a) made of cotton ticking, white with blue stripes, and stuffed with chicken feathers; the cover (b) is made of white or cream color cotton. It has remnants of stamped lettering that reads: "US ISS..." This pillow was used in bunk beds in the US Navy Ship General Nelson M. Walker. The last transports done by the ship were to bring troops to and from Vietnam into Oakland, CA, before it was taken out of service in 1967. This is a collection of artifacts found on the ship after it was taken out of service.

Used: General Nelson M. Walker ship | Troop ship | Korean War | Vietnam War | U.S. Navy | Soldier | Sleep

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