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New museum display celebrates Gloucester’s veterans

In celebration of Veterans Day, the Gloucester Museum of History has on display a new exhibit that honors the military veterans of Gloucester County.

Museum curator Robert Kelly said the display is to shed light on some Gloucester natives who fought for this country and helped it get to where it is today.

The pieces for the exhibit are all a part of the collection that had been in storage for some time, said Kelly. He gave much of the credit to museum volunteer Danny Fary for developing the exhibit. The two of them and other volunteers set up the exhibit in a manner they hope tells the stories of the brave individuals who served.

On display are two uniforms from World War II that belonged to Braxton Deal and Sgt. William Lloyd Jones. Deal served in the Marines and was the brother-in-law of former museum curator Betty Jean Deal. Jones served in the Army and was an African American soldier in the 92nd Infantry, the members of which were known as the Buffalo Soldiers. The Buffal...

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