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Teaneck Library Adds World War II Uniforms To History Collection

Uniforms worn by WWII soldiers are on display in the Teaneck Public Library.
Uniforms worn by WWII soldiers are on display in the Teaneck Public Library. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

TEANECK, N.J. — The story of late Teaneck resident and WWII veteran Charles Lester Ringe, Jr., is on display in the library — along with jackets and other garb once worn by American soldiers.

At first, library officials weren't sure if there was room for the garb when they were contacted by Dr. Charles Lester Ringe, Jr.'s family.

"Then we saw the photos they provided and realized they could provide an ideal way to introduce people to the existence of all the materials on the library's web site,," the township's website says.

The military research was an outgrowth of the project at Teaneck High School to re-mount portraits of alumni who perished while serving during World War II, the website says.

Ringe was seriously injured in the crash of a C-47 plane while serving in Alaska. He lived on Winthrop Avenue in Teaneck. After the war, he went on to a long career as a medical doctor. When he died in 2000, he was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

We are proud to house the uniform jackets and hope they inspire the public to look into the servicemen's stories and remember their sacrifices," the township website says.

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