United States -- Army -- Officers -- Biography
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:
J. Russell Major Papers
Scope and Contents The collection consists of J. Russell Major's World War II papers, primarily letters written to his parents during the period 1942-1945. The early letters covers his training as a Field Artillery officer at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma (1942-1944) and other U. S. bases, including Laurinburg-Maxton Army Air Base (Glider School) and Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. Letters from July 1944-May 1945 date from his service as a forward artillery observer in France and Germany. Other items in the collection include...
John H. Randolph, Jr. Papers
Scope and Contents The collection includes military orders, misc. documents relating to bombing missions, misc. other military records, and five photographs. The collection also contains information dating from Randolph's VMI Cadetship, including material relating to his involvement in the production of the "Second Class Show"; and a notebook containing engineering class notes.
John L. Couper Papers
Scope and Contents The papers consist of correspondence (to parents and other family) and two photograph albums documenting service during World War II; the bulk is dated 1942-1946. The letters cover a wide range of topics, including training in Great Britain, field hospital operations in Europe, and comments about daily aspects of war. The photographs document the unit's movements, staff, and activities in England, France and Belgium. In addition, the papers include a photograph album (1936-1937) dating from his...
John W. Downer collection
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a cased scrapbook presented to him on his 85th birthday in November 1966, containing biographical information, documents and photographs detailing his military career, including his service during World War I in France; one mounted photograph of Col. Downer; and Downer's presentation copy of the book "Report of the American Olympic Committee, Seventh Olympic Games, Antwerp, Belgium, 1920."
Lee S. Gerow papers
Scope and Contents Documents from the military career of General Lee S. Gerow. The papers includes diplomas, citations, certificates of promotion, photographs, autobiography (14 pp. typescript, 1979), and miscellaneous correspondence.
Leonard T. Gerow Papers
Collection — Box 1
Scope and Contents The collection consists of documents and photographs (ca. 120 items) from the military career of U.S. Army General Leonard Townsend Gerow (b. 1888 d.1972). It includes correspondence with General Dwight D. Eisenhower,autobiographical material, speeches (1945-1948), and photographs. Material complementary to this collection is located in his student/alumni file, also located in the VMI Archives.
Major General C. Ernest Edgar III papers
Scope and Contents The papers span the military and civilian careers of General Edgar. Included are files that document every significant Corps of Engineers assignment, arranged chronologically. Included is information about his service overseas at Heilbronn, Germany with the 237th Engineer Battalion (1958-1961); Vietnam War assignments (U. S. Military Assistance Command Vietnam, 1965-66; and as CO 577th Engineer Battalion Construction , 1969-1970; Commander and District Engineer, Little Rock District (1975-1978)...
Marvin J. Anderson Papers
Scope and Contents The bulk of the papers relate to Anderson's army career. They include flight training documents, photographs, misc. other army records, and a file of documents pertaining to his death and burial.
Nelson W. Tobey collection
Scope and Contents One typescript publication (196 pp.)"History of the 7th Field Artillery battalion, WWII" by Nelson W. Tobey, VMI Class of 1939.
Richard L. Irby Personal Papers
Scope and Contents
The papers consist of correspondence and memoranda, military orders, printed material, photographs, scrapbooks, speeches, and other material primarily documenting the U.S. Army career (1939-1971) of Major General Richard L. Irby. The collection includes information about the activities of of the 1st Cavalry Division during the Korean and Vietnam Wars.