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World War (1939-1945)

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Subject Source: Fast (Faceted Application Of Subject Terminology)

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Arthur W. Belden, Jr. (Class of 1923) World War II certificate, 1943

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Scope and Contents Certificate (in French) appointing LTC Belden an honorary member of the French Foreign Legion in recognition of services rendered

Charles M. Millar (Class of 1937) military certificates, 1943; 1946

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Scope and Contents Citation, "in grateful memory of Charles M. Millar who died in the service of his country", 1946, signed by President Harry S. Truman. Certificate, humorous,1943, U. S.S. Henderson, "Solemn Mysteries of the Ancient Order of the Deep"

D-Day to St. Lo certificate, 1945

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Scope and Contents Certificate issued to some members of the 29th Infantry Division certifying their service from "D-Day to St. Lo". Signed by Maj. Gen. Charles H. Gerhardt

Diary, 1943-1944

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Scope and Contents Moss's first diary entry begins on page 13 and is dated September 13, 1943, the day his unit departed for overseas duty, and the last is D-Day, June 6, 1944. During the bulk of this period his unit was in Italy at Anzio Beachhead and vicinity. Moss describes action at Anzio, German air attacks, unit casualities, and other events relating to the military campaign.

Frederick A. Hippey (Class of 1939) World War II certificates, 1945

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Scope and Contents Includes citation, "In grateful memory of Major Frederick A. Hippey who died in the service of his country in the Asiatic Area, August 6, 1945". Signed by President Truman. Also, three certificates in Chinese -Appointment of Maj. Frederick A. Hippey, VMI 1939 as an Instructor in the artillery section of the Training Corps, Yunnan Branch of Military Council of China signed by Chiang Kai-shek, Head of Training Corps; Certificate of Award in consideration of Meritorious services...The Special...

Letter from Dwight D. Eisenhower to Leonard T. Gerow, 1964 June 5

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Scope and Contents Letter mentions D-Day and expresses gratitude for Leonard T. Gerow.

Marines in World War II scrapbook

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Primarily newspaper clippings concerning Guam and New Britain.

Oral History Project, HI-393, World War II, Fall 2015, 2015

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Scope and Contents Interviews with World War II era VMI alumni conducted by cadets taking History 393 - World War II - taught by LTC Bradley L. Coleman. Fall semester, 2015. The interviews cover cadet experiences from the era as well as military service. In addition, a collaborate effort between Dr. Coleman and journalist Lisa Tracy resulted in a number of interviews conducted by Ms. Tracy with VMI World War II alumni. These are also part of this series. Ms. Tracy is the granddaughter of the VMI...