|Project by PuddlePirate||posted 08-19-2016 02:59 PM||501 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
So we had a Chief Warrant Officer retiring after 30 years of service so we wanted to go all out for his shadow box. We found the chest online and found it was from the 1890s. It was in bad shape so we had to work to re-finish and restore it to make the shadow box for the inside and hang the sword in the lid. The propeller and machinery cog is the symbol of this rating, or job in the Coast Guard which was made from a solid piece of wood. The inside of the chest was burned showing all of the units he was at and what his rank was while at that unit. The bear painted gold inside was because he was known as the “Golden Bear” of the Coast Guard.