Brought home by a member of the 5th U.S. Infantry Regiment.
The 5th Infantry Regiment was the first U.S. Army regiment to cross over the Danube River, and first to enter Austria.
This ashtray was made after the close of the war.
Also, an interesting note; Ike’s son John Eisenhower served with the 71st Division at the close of the war.
I through in the 71st Division patch (an original) for a splash of color, and included with the ashtray.