Santa Clara Valley Lives: Valley’s Military Artifacts Speak of Service and Sacrifice

Los Altos Town Crier: May 2, 2018, by Robin Chapman

Historical artifacts travel a curious road as they move from the closets of the living to the glass cases of museums.

“These objects are links between past and present,” said retired U.S. Navy Rear Adm. James Schear, who spoke at a recent ceremony at the Moffett Historical Society Museum.

The Moffett event featured the dedication of a new display honoring Rear Adm. William A. Moffett, after whom Moffett Naval Air Station was named, and includes his military sword and a duplicate of his Medal of Honor, awarded to him for valor in 1914.

A duplicate Medal of Honor is rare, but…cont.