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Savannah WWII vet donates mementos to national museum


James Chavers, 89, was honored during a ceremony at the Fraternal Order of Police in Savannah on Monday. The Savannah World War II veteran is donating pieces he brought back with him after serving in the South Pacific to the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

"I feel proud to do it for the museum because it is a nice museum. I have been there and seen it. It is one of the nicest in the country," said Chavers.

The great part about Jim Chavers donating artifacts and souvenirs to the World War II Museum, it means that they will be there for the next generation to educate them," said U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston.

Chavers says he has kept all of the items in a suitcase since 1945.

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