1st Lt Onore E. Case Biography-3

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1st Lt. Case's 1954 Junghans Wristwatch

1st Lieutenant Onore E. Case purchased his high-quality Junghans wristwatch upon completion of his German tour-of-duty in 1954.  

It has a 10kt gold bezel, a stainless steel back, and a 17-jewel automatic movement. The watch back features a custom engraving of the 2nd Armored Division insignia, and is inscribed “1st Lt. Onore E. Case ~ Germany 1951-1954”. The watch also has its original leather band. 

2nd Armored Division:

Cold War Deployment to West Germany

The 2nd Armored Division returned to West Germany to serve as part of 7th Army from 1951 to 1957.  The United States Army's 2nd Armored Division, nicknamed "Hell On Wheels," is one of the most storied shoulder patches from World War II.  In 1951 the Hell on Wheels division returned to Germany to serve for six years in support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

"The mixture of insignia and distinctive colors of several arms incorporated in the Armored Force symbolize integrity and esprit. It is an interlocked ornament, found in Nordic monuments, composed of three torques: red for Artillery; blue for Infantry; and yellow for Cavalry. The symbols represent the characteristics of Armored Divisions; the tank track, mobility and armor protection; the cannon, firepower; and the red bolt of lightning, shock action."