August 28, 2014
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Cracker Jacks are molasses-coated popcorn created by F. W. Rueckheim in 1873, and are sold all over the world.

Did you know that during World War II, the prizes in each Cracker Jacks box were all military-oriented to support the war effort?

The VETERANS
Interactive Trunk for William Kimbrough "W.K." Manning
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Name: Manning, William Kimbrough
Year of Birth: 1926
Current Residence: Conway, AR
County: Faulkner County
War Time Duty (MOS): Combat Automatic Rifleman/Private 1st Class
Branch of Service: US Marine Corps
Theater of Operation: Pacific
Division: 3rd Marine Division
Regiment: 1st Marine Battalion, Company C
Major Engagements: Guam, Bonin Islands, Surrender
Biography: Mr. Manning stood watch over Japanese prisoners and their General Tachibana who would later be tried for the war crime 'Crimes against Humanity' for cannibalism. Fifty years later, he discovered the fate of those prisoners while watching a television interview with former President George H. W. Bush.



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