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[Arlington Police Officers, 1948: J.W. Dunlop, Frank Kelly, Minor Moore, Hugh Robinson and S. (Oscar) Webster in front of a police car]

Description: Photograph of Arlington police officers J. W. Dunlop, Frank Kelly, Minor Moore and Hugh Robinson with Oscar Webster (not from the police department) standing beside a 1948 Ford police car. The door of the car is decorated with a police officer's shield that is inscribed on the inside with the words "Police Dept. Arlington."
Date: 1948
Item Type: Photograph

[Image of frame containing Junior Police Badges with description]

Description: Photograph of frame containing two different Junior Police Badges with description. Futher comments not in the image follow: "These badges were issued in the 1940’s. A few citizens were frequent riders with the Arlington Police. Riders did not carry guns, but did wear these badges when on patrol. Badges were returned to desk officer at the end of shift.
Date: 1940
Item Type: Photograph

[Image of a Special Police Badge issued by Chief Ott Cribbs]

Description: Photograph of a Special Police Badge issued by Chief Ott Cribbs. The badge is made of brass-like material in an oval shape with scrolling, a star, other figures and "Arlington Special Officer" stamped into the metal. The badge is on a block of wood with a placard behind. The placard reads: "In the late 1940's and early 1950's, when extra police officers were needed, Chief Ott Cribbs distributed these Special Officer Badges to individuals he could trust. The practice ceased in 1954 when a Reserve Police Unit was created." The badge and placard are resting on blue fabric.
Date: 1940-1954
Item Type: Photograph

["This Is Corps Humor"]

Description: News clipping of a fake points system for getting out of the United States Military during World War II.
Date: 1940~/1949~
Item Type: Clipping

[Cards From Crossing the Equator]

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.
Date: June 1, 1942

[Camp Lejeune Headquarters]

Description: Photograph of the camp headquarters at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. It is two-story brick building with two wings and a bell tower. An American flag flies in front of the building, and two cars are parked in the parking lot in front of it.
Date: 1944
Item Type: Postcard

[Typical Theatre]

Description: Photograph of the Typical theatre at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Two sidewalks intersect in front of the building, and there are trees surrounding it.
Date: 1944
Item Type: Postcard

[Liberty Hounds, Honolulu, Hawaii]

Description: Photograph of Jack Vaughan, G. C. Skripek, B. E. Statham, and E. J. Marta in Honolulu, Hawaii. Vaughan and Skripek stand, while Statham and Marta kneel. They are all in uniform.
Date: April 28, 1944
Item Type: Photograph

[Treasure Island]

Description: Photograph of an island taken through trees on the opposite shore. Several large buildings can be seen on the island.
Date: [1945..1946]
Item Type: Photograph

[Honorable Discharge for Raymond Vaughan]

Description: Certificate honorably discharging Raymond Vaughan from the Navy. It reads: "Honorable Discharge from the United States Navy. This is to certify that Raymond Britton Vaughan, a Chief Shipfitter (AA)(T)(CB) is Honorably Discharged from the U.S. Naval Personnel Separation Center, Norman, Oklahoma, and from the Naval Service of the United States this 23rd day of September 1945. This certificate is awarded as a Testimonial of Fidelity and Obedience."
Date: September 23, 1945
Item Type: Text

[Christmas Greetings from Ruby Vaughan to Jack Vaughan]

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.
Date: November 18, 1943
Creator: Vaughan, Ruby
Item Type: Artwork

[Camp Hospital]

Description: Photograph of the camp hospital at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Several cars are parked in front of it.
Date: 1944
Item Type: Postcard