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Virginia Military Institute -- Alumni -- Biography

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 87 Collections and/or Records:

Thomas St. J. Arnold papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0309
Scope and Contents Papers from the military career of Thomas St. J. Arnold; most items date from World War II. Includes operational reports of the 92nd Infantry Division; misc. maps; photographs; correspondence.

Thomas T. Oliver collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0305
Contents Note The collection contains four citations, 1967-1968, awarded to Captain Captain Oliver. Included are Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, and Bronze Star. In addition, it includes letters of condolence sent to Capt. Oliver's mother.

VMI Alumni in the Vietnam War service survey documents

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0534
Scope and Contents The collection consists of completed alumni survey documents asking for summary of service. Some alumni also submitted additional information.

VMI at War Project collection

 Collection — Box MS0532
Identifier: MS-0532
Scope and Contents This collection contains autobiographical and biographical information about military service from alumni veterans of World War II through the first Gulf War. The alumni responses range in length from short summaries to longer narrative descriptions detailing service. Some files contain related photographs and/or documents.

W. Marshall King documents

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0340-Oversized
Scope and Contents The collection consists of three oversized items from the career of W. Marshall King, including two U. S. Army commission documents, 1922 and 1927, and one certificate honoring King, 1951.

Wallace S. Douglas Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0492
Scope and Contents The collection consists of photocopied documents and digital images dating from Dr. Douglas's service as a physician during World War II with the U. S. Army Medical Corps. Most items relate to the administration of hospitals in New Zealand and New Caledonia, where men wounded in Pacific Theater action were treated. On New Caledonia, to which Dr. Douglas was transferred in March 1943, he was responsible for the administration of seven hospitals at Dumbea with approximately 10,000 beds.

Waller G. Wills, Jr. papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0450
Scope and Contents The papers consist of miscellaneous papers, 1916-1956. Included is a notebook containing unfinished memoirs "Reminiscences of Cadet Days", in which he discusses many aspects of cadet life during the his Rat year, 1915-1916. The papers also include miscellaneous correspondence, cadet handbooks (the Bullet), and a dance program for the Cadet club, the "Nuggateers".

William A. Tidwell papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0426
Scope and Contents The collection includes 4 routine letters (1965-1968) from General William Westmoreland to Tidwell; Tidwell's Legion of Merit citation and certificate, awarded for his service as Chief of the Reconnaissance and Photographic Intelligence Division in Vietnam, 1964-1965; other certificates and citations; and 3 photographs.

William B. Dunbar Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0443
Scope and Contents The papers consist of incoming correspondence and postcards, 1916-1945, written by various friends and family members to Dunbar. The letters that date from the period of his cadetship include occasional reference to VMI events.

William G. McClure papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0415
Scope and Contents Papers documenting the U. S. Marine Corps career of William G. McClure, Jr., Virginia Military Institute, Class of 1943. The bulk of the papers concern the period of his active duty during World War II, when he served with the 1st Marine Division in the Pacific and was awarded the Purple Heart. Other items include papers relating to his postwar service as a reserve officer; miscellaneous photographs, including one photo of the Class of 1943 Ring Figure Dance (Nov. 1941); biographical and...