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[Consent of Parents or Guardian to Enlistment]

[Consent of Parents or Guardian to Enlistment]

Date: February 20, 1942
Creator: unknown
Description: Photocopy of a consent form signed by Emma Vaughan allowing her son Jack to enlist in the Marine Corps despite being a minor.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[318th Platoon, U. S. M. C.]

[318th Platoon, U. S. M. C.]

Date: [1942-03-23..1946-04-06]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the 318th Platoon. Jack Vaughan is sixth from the right on the top row. A sign in front of the soldiers says "318th Platoon, U.S.M.C., San Diego, 1942. U. S. Marines - First to Fight."
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[Cards From Crossing the Equator]

[Cards From Crossing the Equator]

Date: June 1, 1942
Creator: unknown
Description: Two cards received by Jack Vaughan with a note that says "Cards I was given when I crossed the equator June 1942." The first card is labeled "Ancient Order of the Deep" certifying that Vaughan crossed the equator aboard the U.S.S. Wharton. The second card is labeled "Domain of Neptunus Rex" verifying that Vaughan had crossed the equator aboard the U.S.S. Wichita.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[Letter from from Jack Vaughan to Fay Vaughan Garvin, August 21, 1942]

[Letter from from Jack Vaughan to Fay Vaughan Garvin, August 21, 1942]

Date: August 21, 1942
Creator: Vaughan, Jack Carter
Description: Photocopy of a letter from Jack Vaughan to Fay Vaughan Garvin, on August 21, 1942. He asks about an election and her children, and tells her that the men fighting the war need to know the American public supports them.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[Christmas Wishes from Mildred Reddy, December 2, 1942]

[Christmas Wishes from Mildred Reddy, December 2, 1942]

Date: December 2, 1942
Creator: Garvin, Mildred Reddy
Description: Christmas greeting card from Mildred Reddy to Jack Vaughan, on December 2, 1942. The front shows a drawing of an American flag enclosed in a star, with a red, white, and blue musical staff in the background. She wishes him a merry Christmas, and hopes that he and the army will make it back safely.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[Greeting Card from Mrs. Seiler to Jack Vaughan]

[Greeting Card from Mrs. Seiler to Jack Vaughan]

Date: 1943
Creator: unknown
Description: Greeting card from Mrs. Seiler to Jack Vaughan, with an American flag background and a shield on the front. It reads: "For God and Country, May this Bible Keep You Safe from Harm!" A small book labeled "Holy Bible" is attached to the card with a red ribbon. On the inside, a letter from Franklin D. Roosevelt, recommending soldiers read the Bible, is reprinted.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[A Pocket Reference Guide: Army-Navy-Marine Corps]

[A Pocket Reference Guide: Army-Navy-Marine Corps]

Date: March 1943
Creator: Newsweek Magazine
Description: Booklet belonging to Jack Vaughan, which lists Army, Navy, and Marine Corps insignias and what they signify.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[Christmas Greetings from Ruby Vaughan to Jack Vaughan]

[Christmas Greetings from Ruby Vaughan to Jack Vaughan]

Date: November 18, 1943
Creator: Vaughan, Ruby
Description: Christmas greeting card from Ruby Vaughan to Jack Vaughan. She asks him what he wants for Christmas, and writes about his brother Raymond. There is a drawing of an American flag on the front, and the card is decorated with drawings of mistletoe and poinsettias.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[Administration Building]

[Administration Building]

Date: 1944
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Administration building at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. It is a long two-story building with a clock tower.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[Administration Building in Klamath Falls, Oregon]

[Administration Building in Klamath Falls, Oregon]

Date: [1944..1945]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the administration building in Klamath Falls, Oregon. There are hills in the background.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library