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[Obituary for Burton Edwin Estill]

Description: Obituary for Burton Edwin Estill, a World War II veteran. He was born February 24, 1924, and died June 10, 2007 at the age of eighty-three. The text includes details about the memorial service, memorials, brief biography, and surviving family members. A portion of a photograph and separate news article is visible on the back.
Date: June 12, 2007
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Postcard with Charles Hawkes]

Description: Postcard with a copy of a photograph showing Charles Hawkes in Paris, France with the Eiffel Tower in the background. Hawkes is standing in his military uniform. A handwritten note on the back says "Charles Hawkes, 1944 or 5 - just after the war - my dad in Paris." The postcard is an advertisement for the book "To Talk of Many Things" by George Hawkes, from Charla Hawkes Price for Ebby Halliday Realtors. It also has a note saying "Honor our Veterans this Month, Take one to lunch!" and includes Price's picture and contact information for the realtors.
Date: 2003~
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Recollections of Honolulu, Hawaii]

Description: Document written by Jack Vaughan recollecting his time spent in Honolulu, Hawaii during March and April of 1944.
Date: January 3, 1998
Creator: Vaughan, Jack Carter
Item Type: Text
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Recollections of Jack Vaughan]

Description: Recollections written by Jack Vaughan concerning his service in the military in American Samoa during World War II.
Date: January 3, 1998
Creator: Vaughan, Jack Carter
Item Type: Text
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Recollections of Klamath Falls]

Description: Recollections by Jack Vaughan about his time spent in Klamath Falls, Oregon, recovering from a disease he had contracted in American Samoa.
Date: January 3, 1998
Creator: Vaughan, Jack Carter
Item Type: Text
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Recollections of Yerba Buena Island]

Description: Document of Jack Vaughan's recollections of his time spent at the detention barracks on Yerba Buena Island in San Francisco, California, from July 1945 to April 1946.
Date: January 3, 1998
Creator: Vaughan, Jack Carter
Item Type: Text
Partner: Arlington Public Library

["From Joining to Shipping Out"]

Description: Document relating Jack Vaughan's time in the Marines Corps during World War II, from joining to shipping out.
Date: 1996
Creator: Vaughan, Jack Carter
Item Type: Text
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[World War II Memories: August W. Benner]

Description: Autobiographical text describing August W. Benner's experiences during World War II when the 3rd Platoon of Company B, 142 Infantry was captured near Limberg, France.
Date: 1983
Creator: Benner, August W.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Arlington Scrap Metal Drive]

Description: Copy negative of workers unloading scrap metal collected for an Arlington Scrap Metal Drive to support the war effort. A car is parked on the side of the street in background, and a building is visible across from the car.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Arlington Scrap Metal Drive]

Description: Copy negative of Mayor W. F. Altman, H. E. Caton, Alfred Brown, and D. S. Hood standing in front of a pile of scrap metal across the street from a Safeway. A car is parked on the side of the street behind Hood. The metal was collected during a scrap metal drive for the war effort.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Arlington World War II Memories

Description: Compilation of biographical and autobiographical information about persons from Arlington, Texas who served during World War II. It includes narratives, copies of letters, forms, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other items detailing their lives and service.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Army Day Parade]

Description: Copy negative of a jet-propelled P-80 Shooting Star mounted on a truck. People line the street to watch the parade. Trucks, cars, and cadets can be seen farther down the street.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Barney Bevers Carrying Uniform]

Description: Copy negative of Barney Bevers carrying a uniform up a flight of stairs. Behind him, a man stands in a doorway to the left.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Certificate Honoring Zanna H. Pate]

Description: Certificate honoring Zanna H. Pate for his service in the U.S. Navy, signed by William J. Clinton, President of the United States. There is an embossed gold eagle from the U.S. seal at the top of the page. Text: The United States of America honors the memory of Zanna H. Pate. This certificate is awarded by a grateful nation in recognition of devoted and selfless consecration to the service of our country in the Armed Forces of the United States.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Christmas Card from Fay Garvin to Jack Vaughan]

Description: Christmas greeting card from Fay Garvin and her family to Jack Vaughan. The drawing on the front is of Uncle Sam, set against a red, white, and blue shield.
Date: 194u
Creator: Garvin, Fay Vaughan
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Christmas Card from Mildred Reddy to Jack Vaughan]

Description: Christmas greeting card from Mildred Reddy to Jack Vaughan. The front shows a drawing of a shield with red and white stripes and white stars on a blue background, three red, white, and blue candles, and three arrows.
Date: 194u
Creator: Garvin, Mildred Reddy
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Christmas Greeting Card from Ralph Vaughan to Jack Vaughan]

Description: Greeting card from Ralph Vaughan to Jack Vaughan, sent at Christmas. The front of the card shows a drawing of a man and woman in a horse-drawn sleigh, and the inside shows the man and woman walking away. Ralph writes about his upcoming transfer, and apologizes for not answering Jack's letter in a timely manner.
Date: 194u
Creator: Vaughan, Ralph L.
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Company A of the NTAC Cadets]

Description: Copy negative of Company A of the North Texas Agricultural College Cadet Corps. They walk in unison, with their eyes to the right. The men in the first line carry no weapons, but all behind them carry rifles.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Drill Team]

Description: Copy negative of the Sam Houston Rifles, a crack drill team from North Texas Agricultural College.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library