I purchased this at a yard sale, was surprised the family did not keep it. Would love more information about it, and what it says. I bought this for $1.00. On the top in english it says Co. C 34th inf.
宮下開一 I congratulate you Ishii Misao on your shining enlistment,
and send you the admiral Yamamoto Isoroku's words.
To endure without fighting is better than to win every battle.
Miyashita Kaiichi (presenter's name)
Thus, the recipient's name is 石井操 Ishii Misao.
There is another words;
君ノ前途ヲ祈ル A cheerful person Ishii,
I wish your happy future.