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[Beetle Bailey Fort Wolters Cartoon]

Description: Cartoon depicting a sign held in the air by helicopters at the upper corners and dangling soldiers in the lower corners; it says "11th Anniversary Primary Helicopter School." Sergent Snorkel is leaning out of the helicopter on the left to say "Come on Beetle! You're letting your end sag!" A note at the bottom says "With best wishes to all the gang at Fort Wolters - Mort Walker."
Date: 1967
Creator: Walker, Mort

[Fort Wolters Anniversary Cartoon]

Description: Cartoon panel drawn for the 11th anniversary of the Fort Wolters Helicopter School in Texas. In the image, two men are in a helicopter cockpit and the helicopter is upside-down. There are two speech bubbles that say: "You chump, you got this thing flying up-side-down" and "I have? Well, it is different, isn't it?" A note in the lower-right corner says "To Fort Wolters the best - Al Smith."
Date: 1967~
Creator: Smith, Al

[Letter from Zack Mosley to Major Phillips, August 29, 1967]

Description: Handwritten letter from cartoonist Zack Mosley to Major Phillips, responding to a letter he received from the major. He writes that he has enclosed a drawing of his cartoon, Smilin' Jack. At the top of the letter is a stylized letterhead with Smilin' Jack's head and Mr. Mosley's signature. On the back of the letter is a stamp giving the Boyce-Ditto Public Library's address. The letterhead on the front is clearly visible from the back of the letter.
Date: August 29, 1967
Creator: Mosley, Zack

[General William C. Westmoreland meets with press]

Description: Photograph of General William C. Westmoreland, Army Chief of Staff, meeting with some of the local press during his visit to Fort Wolters. General Westmoreland is in uniform, standing behind a podium with several microphones pointed towards him. On the wood-paneled wall behind him is a large, hanging insignia, reading, "Above The Finest."
Date: June 21, 1969
Creator: Herbert, H. Key

[Headshot of man against dark background]

Description: Signed head-shot of a man wearing a suit and light-colored tie, with half of his face slightly shadowed. The backdrop behind him is dark. The man's signature indicates his first name was David, and also reads, "To the army helicopter school with my best wishes. Long may you wave!" On the back of the photograph are handwritten notes and a stamp giving the Boyce-Ditto Public Library's address.
Date: unknown

[Smilin' Jack Fort Wolters Cartoon]

Description: Cartoon depicting "Smilin' Jack" standing on the beach with a woman who is wearing a bathing suit while helicopters fly above the water. Jack is waving and saying "Congratulations -- U.S. Army Primary Helicopter School, Fort Wolters, on your eleventh anniversary. Behind them to the left, another man on the beach has just lost a button from his sweater and it is being swallowed by a bird. A note at the bottom says "From Smilin' Jack - Li'l De-Icer - Fat Stuff & Zack Mosley, CTNYNS."
Date: 1967
Creator: Mosley, Zack

[Photograph of Major General Robert R. Williams]

Description: Head-shot of Major General Robert R. Williams, Director of Army Aviation. The Major General is in uniform and sits in front of a dark background. On the back of the photograph are typewritten notes, a stamp giving the Boyce-Ditto Public Library's address, and a handwritten note that reads, "60%."
Date: March 14, 1967
Creator: Porter, Oscar E.

[Photograph of Eric Sevareid]

Description: Head-shot of CBS newsman Eric Sevareid. Mr. Sevareid is wearing a suit with a dark tie and a dark pocket-square. He is sitting in front of a light-colored background. On the back of the photograph are a stamp giving the Boyce-Ditto Public Library's address and handwritten notes, including one that reads, "12/15/61."
Date: December 15, 1961

[Letter from Brigadier General Frank Meszar to the U.S. Army Primary Helicopter School, August 29, 1967]

Description: Letter from Brigadier General Frank Meszar to the U.S. Army Primary Helicopter School congratulating them on their 11th anniversary. On the back of the letter is a stamp giving the Boyce-Ditto Public Library's address. There is a small, handwritten cursive note on the bottom left of the front the letter.
Date: August 29, 1967
Creator: Meszar, Frank

[Photograph of Major General Delk M. Oden]

Description: Photograph of Major General Delk M. Oden, Commanding Officer. The Major General is in uniform, sitting at a table with his hands folded on the table. There are flags visible in the background, including the American flag. On the back of the photograph are a stamp giving the Boyce-Ditto Public Library address and handwritten notes identifying the subject and the photo's dimensions in inches.
Date: unknown

[Letter from U.S. Army General W. C. Westmoreland to Colonel E. P. Fleming, September 7, 1967]

Description: Letter from U.S. Army General W. C. Westmoreland to Colonel E. P. Fleming congratulating him on the 11th anniversary of the United States Army Primary Helicopter Center. The General commends the Colonel on the the Center's work and touches on the war in Vietnam. On the back of the letter is a stamp giving the Boyce-Ditto Public Library's address.
Date: September 7, 1967
Creator: Fleming, E. P.