The first shed held a morbid find. My mate identified an upside box as a military body shipment box. A search for the designation "AGRS-FEZ" found that it means "American Graves Registration Service - Far Eastern Zone". This zone was established in 1947 to perform the duties of grave registration. The destination of the body shipment case was "Seawright Mortuary" in Laurens SC. A search on the web shows that there is no longer a Seawright Mortuary in Laurens. It was neat to find this piece of somewhat strange history tucked away in an abandoned place. Does anybody know more about body shipment cases like this or this box's possible origin date?
All 64 pictures from the exploration are featured in this Flickr picture set.
|Top: Vine covered side of house; Bottom: Labeling on military 'body transport box'|
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