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Crash at Crush

Description: Essay describing the Crash at Crush, a publicity stunt organized by MKT, [Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad], in which two train engines were crashed, as seen by Joseph Foit. The story was told by Joseph to his granddaughter, Patricia Stover Cloud.
Date: September 6, 2011
Creator: Cloud, Patricia Stover

Reflections of an Immigrant

Description: Autobiogrpahy of John E. Lasovica, describing his childhood in Liptal, a town in modern-day Czech Republic, how his family immigrated to West, Texas, and his adult life in Hopewell, Virginia. His discusses how he learned to speak English, moving for various jobs, and his family.
Date: March 1984
Creator: Lastovica, John E.

Sgt. Gary Schutza

Description: Autobiographical paper of Sgt. Gary Schutza's military service. He briefly describes his family and childhood, his decision to join the United States Marine Corps, and his experiences serving during the Korean War.
Date: ~2011
Creator: Schutza, Gary

WWII: My Diary of Missions

Description: Book which lists W. D. Mangrum's missions as a tail gunner in a B-24 Bomber during World War II from January 8, 1944 to May 23, 1944. Each mission is numbered and includes the date, the target and a description of what occurred during the mission. There are two photos included, one of W. D. Mangrum wearing a flight jacket, and one of the "Wells Cargo" Crew, which is nine men standing or kneeling in front of an aircraft.
Date: unknown
Creator: Mangrum, W. D.
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