NYPL TV: Preserving the Chester Burger Military Patch Collection

October 1, 2008

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During the Second World War, air force staff sergeant Chester Burger amassed what is perhaps the world's most complete collection of U.S. military shoulder patch insignia from that war. Watch as he meets conservators from The New York Public Library, who recently cleaned and preserved his collection, then showed it to him for the first time in several decades.