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[Army Specialized Training Program Dormitory]

Description: Photograph of a three-story dormitory building at the Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy in El Paso, Texas. The walls of the building have a slight diagonal tilt away from the low roof.
Date: 1943
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Collge of Mines Centennial Museum]

Description: Photograph of the Centennial Museum of the College of Mines in El Paso, Texas. Evergreen trees are arranged around the museum's yard. The building is u-shaped, with its doorway recessed behind two protruding walls. Cars can be seen on the road to the right.
Date: [1943..1944]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Felicitas Latlip's War Ration Book One]

Description: War Ration Book One that belonged to Felicitas Latlip. Felicitas Latlip's address and physical description is recorded. The booklet contains 2 unused ration stamps for a variety of goods.
Date: May 4, 1942
Creator: United States. Office of Price Administration.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Four Uniformed Men with a Cannon]

Description: Photograph of William Booker, Ronda Lee Gill, William Giannopoulos, and Oris Cripe standing together behind a cannon carriage. Gill and Cripe are both propping up a knee on the carriage. The men are wearing khaki uniforms and garrison caps. Behind the men are trees and a three-story building from the Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy in El Paso. A handwritten note on the back indicates that the men are roommates.
Date: September 20, 1943
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

Oral History Interview with Floyd R. Thomas, February 18, 2009

Description: Interview with Floyd R. Thomas of El Paso, Texas, who is a veteran of the United States Armed Forces during World War II. In the interview, Mr. Thomas recalls memories from before the war as well as his time in the military, including his training in Oregon and Hawaii, attacks on Okinawa, and various battle scenes.
Date: February 18, 2009
Creator: Misenhimer, Richard & Thomas, Floyd R.
Item Type: Text
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

[Oris Cripe in Uniform]

Description: Photograph of a uniformed young man identified as Oris Cripe, roommate of William Giannopoulos at Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy during the Army Specialized Training Program. Cripe wears a khaki uniform and garrison cap while standing with his arms behind his back. Evergreen trees and buildings are visible behind him.
Date: 1943
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Photograph of Soldier and Woman in El Paso]

Description: Photograph of a soldier in dress uniform standing with a woman in front of a long building in El Paso, Texas. A sign in the background says "Red Mill Courts, El Paso."
Date: [1941..1945]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Photograph of Soldier at Fort Bliss]

Description: Photograph of a soldier standing in a fenced area with stacked pipes and a mountain in the distance behind him. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "May 1942. Ft. Bliss (El Paso, Tex)."
Date: May 1942
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Photograph of Soldier at Fort Bliss]

Description: Photograph of a soldier standing in a fenced yard with stacks of pipes and mountains in the distance behind him. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "May 1942. Ft Bliss, Texas."
Date: May 1942
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

Red Mill Court - El Paso

Description: Photograph of Red Mill Court in El Paso, Texas. They are a series of adobe buildings adorned with barrels, wagon wheels, and a painting of a cowboy on a wall.
Date: 1941~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Red Mill Courts Postcard]

Description: Postcard showing Red Mill Courts, located at Highway 80 East, El Paso, Texas. The image on the card depict an pueblo revival-style building.
Date: unknown
Creator: E. C. Kropp Co.
Item Type: Postcard
Location Info:
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Ronda Lee Gill in Uniform]

Description: Photograph of a uniformed young man identified as Ronda Lee Gill, roommate of William Giannopoulos at Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy during the Army Specialized Training Program. Gill wears a khaki uniform and peaked cap while standing in front of evergreen trees. He holds some of the tree's needles in his hands.
Date: 1943
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Soldier at the Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy]

Description: Photograph of a uniformed young man standing in a field at Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy during the Army Specialized Training Program. A three-story building and short evergreen trees are visible in the background.
Date: 1943
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Three Uniformed Men Sitting in a Yard]

Description: Photograph of Ronda Lee Gill, William Giannopoulos, and Hageman sitting in a grassy yard that is enclosed with stone walls behind them. More uniformed men can be seen in the background, and a reclining soldier is visible to the left of the group.
Date: 1943
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Three Uniformed Men Standing by a Wall]

Description: Photograph of three men identified as Ronda Lee Gill, Oris Cripe, and William Booker standing together by a wall. They are wearing military style uniforms, Gill wears a peaked cap, and Booker wears a garrison cap. The reverse side of the photo contains a handwritten note that indicates that these men were attending the Army Specialized Training Program.
Date: December 1943
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Three Uniformed Men Standing by a Wall]

Description: Photograph of three men identified as Ronda Lee Gill, Oris Cripe, and William Booker standing together by a wall. They are wearing military style uniforms, Gill wears a peaked cap, and Booker wears a garrison cap. The reverse side of the photo contains a handwritten note that indicates that these men were attending the Army Specialized Training Program.
Date: December 1943
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[William Giannopoulos Hugging a Tree]

Description: Photograph of William Giannopoulos leaning forward against a tree and hugging it with his arms. He looks towards the camera and wears a soft cap and uniform. A four-story building of the Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy is visible in the background. The reverse side of the photo has a handwritten note that says "Who is drunk - The tree or me."
Date: September 20, 1943
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[William Giannopoulos Posing Before His College Bedroom]

Description: Photograph of William Giannopoulos standing in front of the window of his apartment bedroom at the Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy. He is wearing a khaki uniform and glasses.
Date: September 20, 1943
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[William Giannopoulos Sitting with William Booker]

Description: Photograph of William Giannopoulos sitting on the ground behind the reclining William Booker. Booker is shirtless, leaning against Giannopoulos, and has his hands on the other man's shins. Giannopoulos is shirtless and wearing a peaked cap. His arms are clasped around Booker. A handwritten note on the reverse side of the photo indicates that they are roommates.
Date: September 20, 1943
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[William Giannopoulos with a Gas Mask]

Description: Photograph of William Giannopoulos holding a gas mask in front of his face. The dark haired man is wearing a uniform and spectacles. Rocky terrain and a building of the Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy are visible behind him. The note on the reverse side of the image says that he had trouble wearing the mask due to his eyeglasses.
Date: December 1943
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum