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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
Item Type: Physical Object
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.
Item Type: Postcard
Description: Christmas greeting card from Emma Vaughan to Jack Vaughan. It shows an American flag, behind a drawing of the Statue of Liberty.
Creator: Vaughan, Emma
Description: Photocopy of an article written on the occasion of Emma Vaughan's youngest son, Howard, joining the Navy. It details Mrs. Vaughan signing Howard's papers, as well as how her other children are serving in the war.
Item Type: Article
Description: Pamphlet published for soldiers in American Samoa during World War II. It includes a list of movies to be shown, news about the war, and sports.
Date: February 27, 1944
Item Type: Journal/Magazine/Newsletter
Description: Envelope from Jack C. Vaughan to Mrs. R. B. Vaughan, containing 10 postcards of his base at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Creator: Vaughan, Jack Carter
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
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.
Creator: Vaughan, Ralph L.
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