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WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE LEATHER TRAVEL CASE OF GENERAL EISENHOWER?

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Wed, Mar 02, 2011 @ 12:44 PM

The Historic Leather Case General Dwight D. Eisenhower always traveled with, from 1942 to 1969, has at last been located. There was no place on earth that Ike ever embarked to that this Monogrammed case, along with Ike's trusted Valet-Sgt. John Moaney, was not in travel and the Case was always near the side of The General and or his Valet.

leather travel case,eisenhower's leather caseHISTORIC D.D.E. HAND-LEATHER CASE THAT ALWAYS TRAVELED WITH GENERAL EISENHOWER FROM 1940 UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 1969

During World War II, beginning in 1942, it was the task of Sgt. John Moaney, the General's personally selected Valet, to hand-carry the above Monogrammed Leather Case whenever he traveled with the General and also with President Dwight D. Eisenhower.  There was absolutely no mission carried out by The General and President that this Handsome Personalized Leather Travel Case did not participate....along with unfolding and eventful history.

eisenhower monogrammed leather case,monogrammed leather caseA CLOSE-UP VIEW OF THE MONOGRAMMED LEATHER CASE OF GENERAL DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

eisenhower marine oneINSIDE THE HELICOPTER ARE SGT. JOHN MOANEY WITH THE MONOGRAMMED LEATHER CASE AWAITING THE BOARDING OF PRESIDENT EISENHOWER

Sgt. John Moaney, coincidentally, married the personal cook of Mamie and Dwight Eisenhower.  This marriage occurred immediately after World War II and continued until Sgt. Moaney's Death in 1980. Historian and Collector Raleigh DeGeer Amyx was well acquainted with the Moaney's.  And they became staunch friends.  Part of the story being shared in this historic account is further expounded upon, in a detailed letter on White House Stationery, to Mr. Amyx. This letter contains critical Provenance to better explain the nuances as well as the importance of this Historic Relic.

president eisenhower cooks with sgt. moaneyPRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER BARBECUES WITH HIS VALET AND FRIEND - SGT. JOHN MOANEY

The contents of the Eisenhower's Leather Case always contained the personal effects of The President, such as extra handsomely Monogrammed hankies, Monogrammed Eisenhower matchbook covers, a piece of Winston Churchill's Birthday Cake (this is still inside the Case, encapsulated in its original tiny box), a shoe polishing cloth for the General's shoes, as well as a Leather Wallet Monogrammed  "John A. Moaney", along with his personal ID photos still inside. Ike's Leather Case was handsomely Monogrammed on top with a brass plaque" DDE", sometime during World War II.

raleigh degeer amyxHISTORIAN AND COLLECTOR - RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX

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