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    • Blood Chit from World War II

    • World War II; Air pilots; Military air pilots; Equipment & supplies
    • Blood Chit issued by the Department of Defense to pilots and crews operating in Hostile Territory. A Blood Chit is a promise of a reward for the flyer's life. The object was used during China-Burma-India Theater of World War II. It has a United...
    • McGilvra, Paul

    • World War II; Military life;
    • Paul McGilvra, a native of Lufkin, Texas, discusses his early childhood and his enlistment into the army after Pearl Harbor at Camp Wolters. He then recounts his travel through the Panama Canal en route to the Pacific theater where he served with...
    • Map of Burma

    • World War II; Parachuting; Military art & science; Equipment;
    • Silk map of Burma carried in parachute pack during World War II
    • Pierce Letter

    • Vietnam War; Military life; Soldiers; Military officers; War profiteering; Military service;
    • Bob to his parents about being back in the field. He writes about the hot weather which will be getting worse because the monsoon season is ending. He writes about a suicidal solider and complains about pro war politicians and business men. He...
    • Pierce Letter

    • Vietnam War; Drug abuse; Military service; Soldiers; Military life;
    • Bob to his parents concerning upcoming leave, how he likes getting mail, and asks about his family. He tells his parents he is saving money and staying off drugs.
    • Pierce Letter

    • Vietnam War; War destruction & pillage; War casualties; Military life; Military service; Soldiers;
    • Bob to his parents about a recent 16 day mission and how miserable conditions are in Vietnam and the jungle. He also writes that he learned a man can take more then he thinks.
    • Pierce Letter

    • Vietnam War; Military life; Military service; Soldiers
    • Bob responding to parents about what he wants for Christmas. He writes that he is saving money. He also reassures his father that there are more than just the working class fighting in Vietnam.
    • Pierce Letter

    • Vietnam War; Military life; Military service; Soldiers
    • Bob to his parents about running into a friend, Cecil Bettevy from home and asks them to tell Cecil's parents he looks great. He also asks his parents to make his siblings write more.
    • Pierce Letter

    • Vietnam War; Military life; Drug abuse; Military service; Soldiers; Military rations; Military cookery;
    • Bob to his parents about getting a package they sent, the dehydrated food they eat, drug and alcohol use, and being homesick.
    • Pierce Letter

    • Vietnam War; Military life; War casualties; War damage; Reporters; Military service; Soldiers;
    • Bob to his family about his time in Vietnam. He addresses issues about Walter Cronkite and news reports. He mentions Tet, a recent ambush, and how he is homesick.
    • Pierce Letter

    • Vietnam War; Military life; War profiteering; Military service; Soldiers;
    • Bob to his parents. He is on patrol in the jungles of Vietnam. He writes about meeting someone from home, the horrors of the jungle, and the weather. He asks about his family and Christmas.
    • Pierce Letter

    • Vietnam War; Military life; Soldiers; War casualties; Military service; Drug abuse;
    • Bob to his parents thanking them for the letters and care package that included a radio. He got a Christmas tree which they put up and decorated. He writes about his time left and mentions his 21st birthday.
    • Pierce Letter

    • Vietnam War; Military life; Military service; War casualties; War damage; Soldiers;
    • Bob to his parents about his time in Vietnam. He writes about not having a permanent address, a recent patrol, and what some soliders do when they have a "confirmed kill".
    • Pierce Letter

    • Vietnam War; Military life; Military service; Soldiers
    • Bob to his parents about his time in Vietnam. He writes about a recent march and tells his mom he needs a watch for guard duty.
    • Orton, Sidney William

    • Military life; Military service; War; Warships; World War II;
    • Sidney William Orton, a Nacogdoches native, recounts his youth in Nacogdoches, working for Texaco during the 1930s, his naval service during World War II, and life after the War. Orton’s job with Texaco enabled him to travel to South America and...

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