A mystery solved; local family seeks to return Japanese war relics home
Bob Mecl’s dad gave him two World War II-era Japanese flags when he was 5 years old. Now in his 60s, he has held onto them ever since. But now he says it’s time for them to go home.
Mecl’s dad worked at Allis-Chalmers (a U.S. machinery manufacturer) in West Allis, when he was given the two Japanese flags by a co-worker friend who was a U.S. Marine, Mecl said.