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229th Platoon U.S. Marine Corps in San Diego, California

229th Platoon U.S. Marine Corps in San Diego, California
Date: 1943
A photograph showing members of the 229th Platoon United States Marine Corps in San Diego, California. Lewis Glynn Magouirk from Cimarron, Kansas, is second from the right in the second row.


Charles Wilber Selzer, World War I soldier

Charles Wilber Selzer, World War I soldier
Date: 1923
Around 1919, the Kansas State Historical Society and the American Legion solicited biographical information from returning veterans (primarily members of the 35th and 89th infantry divisions) and the families of those who died in service, notably from the Gold Star Mothers. Each veteran or family member was asked to provide letters, photographs, a biography, and military records. This file contains information on Charles Wilber Selzer, Company A, 13th Regiment, U.S. Marines. Charles died on October 9, 1918 at Brest, France.


Coast Guard at Saipan, Japan

Coast Guard at Saipan, Japan
Creator: United States Coast Guard
Date: Between June 15, 1944 and July 19, 1944
This black and white photograph shows the United States Coast Guard at the controls of a LCVP boat filled with U.S. Marines near the waters of Saipan, Japan. The Marines are showing the "V" for Victory" sign after the Battle of Saipan that cost nearly 10,000 American casualties.


Dorothy Williams Rogers video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Dorothy Williams Rogers video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Rogers, Dorothy
Date: October 15, 2007
Dorothy Williams Rogers enlisted in the Women Marines in 1944 and served until 1946. After training at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, she was stationed in Washington, D. C. for the rest of her military service. She worked in an office that dealt with building plans. She was born in Wichita, Kansas, on March 13, 1924, but her family moved to Holton when she was a child. She graduated from Holton High School in 1942. Her parents separated when she was a child and her mother's family was from Holton. Her husband was in the Navy during WWII and his interview is item 218614. She was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Oct 15, 2007. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Doyle Derrick audio interview on experiences in World War II

Doyle Derrick audio interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Derrick, Doyle Earl
Date: 1 February 2008
Technical Sergeant Derrick enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1939 and served until 1943. He was 29 years old when he enlisted. After basic training, he served as an instructor in Norman, Oklahoma and was then assigned to a bomber squadron in the Pacific as a technical sergeant. The were involved in the fighting at Guadacanal and the Philippines. He used the G. I. Bill for farming training at Highland Community College. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Feb 1, 2008. Derrick was born in Rogersville, Tennessee, on January 29, 1910. His family moved to Kansas when he was 7 or 8 years old. His father had a brother in Kansas who encouraged them to move here to go into farming. Derrick graduated from Highland High School and completed 2 years at Emporia State Teachers College. After two year of college, Derrick and a friend Vern Frisky "hoboed" for a year, ending up on the West Coast. He spent most of the 1930s in Alaska working on an oil pipeline. At some point after the war, he returned to Alaska. He was living in Wathena, Kansas at the time of this interview. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original audio copy of the interview is available through the Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Earl William Baughman, World War I soldier

Earl William Baughman, World War I soldier
Date: 1926-1927
Around 1919, the Kansas State Historical Society and the American Legion solicited biographical information from returning veterans (primarily members of the 35th and 89th infantry divisions) and the families of those who died in service, notably from the Gold Star Mothers. Each veteran or family member was asked to provide letters, photographs, a biography, and military records. This file contains information on Earl William Baughman, Marine Corps. Earl died from tuberculosis on June 9, 1920 in Lenora, Kansas.


Frank B. Chalk, World War I soldier

Frank B. Chalk, World War I soldier
Date: 1919
Around 1919, the Kansas State Historical Society and the American Legion solicited biographical information from returning veterans (primarily members of the 35th and 89th infantry divisions) and the families of those who died in service, notably from the Gold Star Mothers. Each veteran or family member was asked to provide letters, photographs, a biography, and military records. This file contains information on Frank B. Chalk, 73rd Company, 6th Marines, 4th Brigade. Chalk was killed in action on June 12, 1918.


Fred W. Schulte, World War I soldier

Fred W. Schulte, World War I soldier
Date: 1918
Around 1919, the Kansas State Historical Society and the American Legion solicited biographical information from returning veterans (primarily members of the 35th and 89th infantry divisions) and the families of those who died in service, notably from the Gold Star Mothers. Each veteran or family member was asked to provide letters, photographs, a biography, and military records. This file contains information on Fred W. Schulte, 8th Company, 6th Regiment, Marines. Fred was killed in action on June 6, 1918.


General Lewis Walt at the opening of the General Walt Boy Scout Trail

General Lewis Walt at the opening of the General Walt Boy Scout Trail
Date: 1974
Photograph of General Lewis William Walt speaking to a group of Boy Scouts and adults at the opening of the General's Boy Scout Trail across Wabaunsee County, Kansas. Lew Walt was born in 1913 near Harveyville, Kansas. He had served in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Lopez, Ambrose
Date: 27 April 2006
Corporal/Specialist Lopez entered the Marine Corps in 1944 and served until 1946 in the B Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Regiment, Third Marine Division. Interviewed by Loren Pennington on Apr 27, 2006, Lopez talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original audio copy of the interview is available through the Emporia State University (Flint Hills) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: McCoy, Richard Edwin
Date: 6 July 2006
Technical Sergeant McCoy enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1943 and served until 1945 in the 3rd Amphibian Tractor Battalion, 2nd Amphibian Tractor Bat.. Interviewed by George Walters on Jul 6, 2006, McCoy talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original audio copy of the interview is available through the Emporia State University (Flint Hills) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Mohr, Donald William
Date: 23 March 2006
Private First Class [PFC] Mohr was drafted into the Marine Corps in 1945 and served until 1946 in the 1st Marine Division. Interviewed by Loren Pennington on Mar 23, 2006, Mohr talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original audio copy of the interview is available through the Emporia State University (Flint Hills) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Plemons, Henry Ford
Date: 9 November 2006
Private Plemons enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1943 and served until 1946 in the 2nd Marine Division, 8th Marines. Interviewed by David Fasgold on Nov 9, 2006, Plemons talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Greater Barber County Historical Action Assn and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Spielbusch, Edward R.
Date: 3 March 2006
Staff Sergeant Spielbusch enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1942 and served until 1946 in the L Company, 9th Regiment, 3rd Marine Division. Interviewed by Loren Pennington on Mar 3, 2006, Spielbusch talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original audio copy of the interview is available through the Emporia State University (Flint Hills) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Vannaman, Cecil LeRoy
Date: 1 October 1999
Staff Sergeant Vannaman enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1942 and served until 1946 in the Aircraft Mechanic, VMJ-1 Squadron One, 3rd Marine Air Wing. Interviewed by James Johnston on Oct 1, 1999, Vannaman talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Greater Barber County Historical Action Assn and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: McAtee, Victor Allen
Date: May 8, 2006
McAtee enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1943 and served until 1946 in the C Company, 1st Battalion, 28th Marines, 5th Division. Interviewed by Marian Poe on May 8, 2006, McAtee talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Rice County Historical Society (Lyons) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Herron, Ralph
Date: 18 October 2005
Herron enlisted in the Marine Corps. Interviewed by Joyce Suellentrop on Oct 18, 2005, Herron talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original audio copy of the interview is available through the Gray County Veterans Memorial & Archives and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Markowitz, Joseph Steffes
Date: February 27, 2006
Corporal/Specialist Markowitz enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1941 and served until 1947 in the USS Enterprise and USS Essex. Interviewed by Loren Pennington on Feb 27, 2006, Markowitz talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original audio copy of the interview is available through the Emporia State University (Flint Hills) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Dies, Edgar
Date: 12 July 2006
Sergeant Dies was drafted into the Marine Corps in 1943 and served until 1946 in the VMF-155 F4U Fighter Squadron. Interviewed by Janet Johannes on Jul 12, 2006, Dies talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Ellis County Historical Society (Hays) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Garman, Richard Wayne
Date: 1 October 1999
Corporal/Specialist Garman enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1944 and served until 1946 in the 2nd Marine Division, D Company, 2nd Pioneer Battalion. Interviewed by James Johnston on Oct 1, 1999, Garman talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Greater Barber County Historical Action Assn and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Gilmore, Robert "Bob" C.
Date: 15 June 2006
Corporal/Specialist Gilmore enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1942 and served until 1946 in the Company L, 3rd Battalion, 7th Regiment, 1st Marine Division. Interviewed by David Fasgold on Jun 15, 2006, Gilmore talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Greater Barber County Historical Action Assn and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Goodwin, Forrest Duane
Date: 19 April 2006
Master Sergeant Goodwin enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1942 and served until 1946 in the Communications office. Interviewed by Erin Hammer on Apr 19, 2006, Goodwin talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Ellis County Historical Society (Hays) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Jacobs, Charles Gene
Date: 28 June 2006
Jacobs enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1943 and served until 1945 in the 4th Marine Division, 23rd Regiment, Company B, 1st Battalion. Interviewed by David Fasgold on Jun 28, 2006, Jacobs talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Greater Barber County Historical Action Assn and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Jones, Cecil
Date: 10 January 2007
Jones was drafted into the Marine Corps in 1943 and served until 1945. Interviewed by Clint Bain on Jan 10, 2007, Jones talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Frank Stull American Legion #152 (Ness City) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Interview on experiences in World War II

Interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Jones, Loretta Virginia
Date: 10 January 2007
Jones enlisted in the Women Marines in 1944 and served until 1945 in the Air Base Group 2. Interviewed by Benjamin Henning on Jan 10, 2007, Jones talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Frank Stull American Legion #152 (Ness City) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


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