The flag and card are from the funeral procession from Salem's fallen soldier Sgt. Ayube. They were passed out along the procession route. The star on the bag is a remembrance piece for Sgt. Ayube. the star comes from a worn US flag.The Salem Coast Guard search and rescue patch is from the late 1950's or 60's.
The last piece if a V Mail letter from World War II. The sender was a Sgt stationed in New Guinea. It was mailed to a Salem address. The content is about daily life in the Army with some talk about his commanding officer.