We acquired 8 boards containing named patches from West Chester & Chester County, Pennsylvania and its surrounding areas. They were originally collected and displayed by Himelright Dry Cleaners in West Chester during and after WWII. GIs or there family members could have their Military Uniforms dry cleaned for free in exchange for a patch which would be displayed in the main windows of the Himelright Dry Cleaning store.
We have been entrusted with this collection by its previous caretaker, Anthony Polito of West Chester, PA. We intend to research each service member and share their stories for future generations.
As we research the service members, we will link their names to their information.
We are adding to this section as we research each board, please be patient.