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[Derrel Vaughan]

Description: Photograph of Derrel Vaughan in his military uniform.
Date: [1944-09..1946-11]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Troops Entering League City]

Description: Postcard featuring a photograph of World War I troops entering downtown League City, Texas. A goat accompanies the group of army men as they walk downtown. On the left is a two-story building that houses the League City Post Office, a shoe company, and a general store.
Date: 1915
Creator: Maurer
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

Homer Duggins Smith, Jr., United States Army Retired

Description: Copy print of a photograph of Major General Homer Duggins Smith, Jr. who was a Vietnam veteran and retired from the United States Army. Smith lived from February 16, 1922 through March 6, 2011. According to accompanying information, he was the first President of the Danish Heritage Preservation Society.
Date: March 2011
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Funeral Program for Homer D. Smith, March 2011]

Description: Funeral program for Major General Homer D. Smith, retired from the United States Army. The funeral was held at Dodd Field Chapel at Fort Sam Houston near San Antonio, Texas, and it was officiated by Reverend David W. Schulte. The date of the service is not included. Includes biographical information for the deceased and the lyrics to the hymn "How Great Thou Art" printed on a separate sheet. Smith is a veteran of both World War II and the Vietnam War, and he lived from February 16, 1922 to March 6, 2011.
Date: March 2011
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Anne Berndt in Her Military Uniform]

Description: Black and white photograph of Anne Berndt in her Women's Army Corp uniform, which consists of a single-breasted jacket, a skirt, heeled shoes, and a garrison cap. A purse is hanging from her shoulder. She is standing outdoors on a lawn; various bushes and trees are visible behind her.
Date: 1944
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Elvin Berndt in His U.S. Army Uniform]

Description: Black and white photograph of United States Army soldier Elvin Berndt seated in his uniform, which is composed of a button-up, collared shirt and pants. A cloth tag with his surname is attached to the front of his shirt, as well as another tag that says, "U.S. Army." Chevron badges are sewn to both of his sleeves.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Senate Resolution Number Twenty-Eight - In Memory of Lawrence J. Petersen

Description: Resolution document composed by the Senate of the State of Texas that was created and sent to the Petersen family in condolences for the death of Lawrence J. Petersen. The first page of the document gives an account of Mr. Petersen's accomplishments both professionally and as a member of the community. The second page resolves to provide the surviving family - including siblings, wife, children, and grandchildren - a copy of the resolution expressing their sympathies. It is signed by the president, secretary, and a member of the Senate. A gold seal with two purple stripes has been placed besides the signatures on the left side. Both sheets have been stapled within the fold of a third piece of paper.
Date: February 2, 2005
Creator: Texas. Legislature. Senate
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Andrew Jensen Military Promotion

Description: Hand-written and printed document from the United States Army given to Andrew Jensen after a military promotion. At the very top of the document, there is a black and white illustration of an eagle amongst various symbolic elements that make up the particular emblem. It hovers over bold text and is enclosed in a gray cloud-like gray area. The document states that Andrew made the transition to corporal at Camp Travis in Texas. Crease lines can be seen both length-wise and width-wise.
Date: June 1, 1918
Item Type: Text
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Andrew J. Jensen's Honorable Discharge from the Army of the United States]

Description: Discharge paper given to Andrew J. Jensen from the Army of the United States. The document states that Andrew was honorably discharged from his position of mechanic by reason of demobilization. Andrew's physical description follows, along with signatures from a commanding officer. Further biographical information is given on the back. Additionally, a piece of paper has been stapled on the back that was signed by the clerk of the county court in Wharton authenticating the document.
Date: 1919-06-26/1940-06-24
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Nygaards

Description: Photograph of a few members of the Nygaard family posing outside underneath a shaded area of a tree. The man wearing the military uniform, identified as Dan Nygaard, stands with both arms placed on his hips. The older man, standing next to him, has been identified as Uffe Nygaard, and wears a sport coat, shirt, and tie. The woman in front of them, identified as Grandmother Sine Nygaard, wears a floral-print, three-quarter length sleeve dress. She is seated in a wicker chair looking down at a small boy who has not been identified. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph reads, "Dan Nygaard, Uffe Nygaard, Sine Nygaard".
Date: 1920
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Military Parade

Description: Negative of a U. S. Army personnel carrier rolling down a street lined with families for a military parade in Odessa, Texas in 1956.
Date: 1956
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Tank on Street

Description: Negative of a U. S. Army tank rolling down a street lined with families for a military parade in Odessa, Texas in 1956.
Date: 1956
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Erath County Veterans Memorial

Description: Photograph of the Erath County Veterans Memorial. It is made of three stones. The largest, middle stone reads: "Erath County honors its veterans of WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm and other military actions." The left stone says "Duty, Honor, Country," and the right says "Our men and women of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines." A line of text at the bottom of the memorial declares that it was "Donated by citizens, businesses, and organizations of Erath County."
Date: August 1, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries

Rat Race Bus

Description: Photograph of a bus stopped in front of an Army recruiting center in downtown Abilene, TX. On the side of the bus are several advertisements for local entertainment. Also on the bus is an advertisement persuading commuters to ride public transportation buses instead of driving their personal vehicles.
Date: 1955
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Panoramic View of a Military Regiment in Maryland]

Description: Postcard of a large group of United States army soldiers at a camp in Maryland, possibly Glen Bernie or Laurel. They are all in their military uniform, gathered in multiple rows. Behind them, a series of tall leafless trees can be seen, as well as a single-story structure in the very center at the top of a hill. There is printed text on the front that reads "47 Battalion 23rd Engineers, Glen Bernie, MD. Feb. 1918." There is a black arrow near the top of the image pointing at an individual, identified as Arnold G. Knock. This information is verified on the back of the postcard, on which Arnold himself, under the "correspondence" heading, wrote: "I am in this picture the arrow point is our my head Did you receive my letter Hoping to hear from you soon This is my address Arnold G. Knock, Laurel Maryland, Truck Co #10 23 Engrs. [sic]" He has addressed the postcard on the left and right to an Emilie Andersen at "El Campo, Texas. D. S. R. #55."
Date: 1918
Creator: Schutz, Frederick A.
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Two Army Officers

Description: Copy negative of two army officers sitting in chairs, talking and holding drinks.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Photograph of J. T. Sexton]

Description: Copy-print portrait of J. T. Sexton, visible from the chest up, wearing his army uniform.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Typical US Army Camel Corps camp]

Description: Photograph of an illustration depicting a typical camp for the U.S. Army Camel Corps, including supplies, horses, and field personnel. In the foreground, men are organizing supplies while the camels and horses are resting behind them.
Date: c. 1857
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Uniformed Kilgore Brothers in New Zealand]

Description: Photograph of brothers Ullmann and Joseph Kilgore sitting together in their military uniforms. Joseph, the brother on the right, was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army and an officer in the 43rd Infantry Division in New Guinea. Ullmann, the brother on the left, was part of the U.S. Navy's 24th Seabee Battalion. Having just finished a successful campaign in New Guinea, Joseph's division had been ordered to rest in New Zealand, where Ullmann's battalion were also ordered to go.
Date: 1944
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[Joseph Kilgore in Military Uniform]

Description: Photograph of Joseph Kilgore wearing his military uniform, complete with a garrison cap, a wool jacket, a collared shirt, and a tie. There are several pins on the lapel of his jacket and on his wrist he is wearing a watch. He is standing in front of a window with his arms are crossed in front of his torso. According to accompanying information, Joseph was commissioned a lieutenant in January 1943 and served as a heavy weapons officer in the 43rd Infantry Division in New Guinea as well as in the Philippines.
Date: 194u
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[Joseph Kilgore in Military Uniform]

Description: Photograph of Joseph Kilgore wearing his military uniform, complete with a wool jacket, a collared shirt, and a tie. There are several pins on the lapel of his jacket and on his wrist he is wearing a watch. He is standing in front of leafy shrubs with his arms are crossed in front of his torso. According to accompanying information, Joseph was commissioned a lieutenant in January 1943 and served as a heavy weapons officer in the 43rd Infantry Division in New Guinea as well as in the Philippines.
Date: 194u
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

Warriors of Color

Description: This text is a compilation of genealogical information regarding 63 African-American "Buffalo Soldiers" enlisted in the U.S. Army. The entries include biographical notes, timelines, and transcripts of documents related to service in the military and life afterward. Index starts on page 520.
Date: 1995
Creator: Sayre, Harold Ray
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries