Gift of Joy F. Halperin
Id no. 2000.A.754, Jewelry, Italian
Leon Halperin wore this ring while serving as a US soldier during WWII, probably as a symbol of the Allied Invasion of Italy. The ring is inscribed with the word ?Napoli.?
Leon immigrated to the US from Romania with his mother in 1927, although his mother died during the trip. Leon?s father, Abraham, had previously come to the U.S. from Romania in 1913. Abraham worked in the garment industry and Halperin was a postal clerk before joining the Army.