Benjamin Wyrtzen

Title

Benjamin Wyrtzen

Subject

World War I

Description

Benjamin Wyrtzen of Fairfield left high school at the age of 17 to enlist with the Army’s ambulance corps. Serving in France in 1917 and 1918, he got this engraved mess kit from a soldier who had learned engraving while being held in a German prison camp.

Source

Gift of Robyn Filippone