OP 15362-256A

(Documentary Artifact): Three b/w photographic prints of Company D of the Fort Rosecrans Artillery after firing a salute in honor of Max Morelli at his funeral at the Mesa Chiquita cemetery in Mesa Grande. Max Morelli was a member of Co. D of the Fort Rosecrans Artillery.

Notes on verso of prints:
Image 1: OP 15362-256A/ 86:15900-1160A/ 21/ IN REF BOOK/ [Possibly written by Davis:] Sept 15 1938/ Firing squad from Fort/ Rosecrans – 10/ Salute / Maxcy was member/ [Stamped:] ED. H. DAVIS/ Mesa Grande, Calif./ SIMILAR TO 86: 15900-1160/ OP 15362-256/
Image 2: OP 15362-256A/ 86:15900-1160A/ 4/ IN REF BOOK/ [Possibly written by Davis:] M.G. Sept 15 1938/ Co. D. – H – Rosecrans Coast Artillery/ firing salute for Maxcy [Stamped:] ED. H. DAVIS/ Mesa Grande, Calif./ SIMILAR TO 86: 15900-1160/ OP 15362-256/
Image 3: OP 15362-256A/ 86:15900-1160A/ 6/ IN REF BOOK/ M.G. SEPT 15, 1938/ FORT ROSECRANS/ [Stamped:] ED. H. DAVIS/ Mesa Grande, Calif.

According to additional information provided by the community on 11/2011: They died of tuna botulism poisoning. Their son (Eugene Morelli) was re-buried in Mesa Grande in 11/2011. He was a prisoner of war in Korea with the 15th Artillery Division.