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Transcript of Oral History Interview with Courtney Sieker Wiggins Lutz, December 16, 2010

Description: Interview with Courtney Sieker Wiggins Lutz, the descendant of a ranching family in Kimble County, from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Lutz discusses her ranching family, meeting her husband, Warren Wiggins, who was later killed in the Philippines during World War II, meeting her second husband who had been in Wiggins's company in the Philippines, and the Dodge dealership her second husband ran.
Date: March 23, 1918
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Heffington, Susan Wiggins & Lutz, Courtney Sieker Wiggins
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

[Clipping: Women finally share nation's military glory]

Description: Newspaper clippings of an article about a memorial to military servicewomen, including brief personal stories about the women being honored. the article includes three photographs of the women being honored and the women who attended the memorial dedication ceremony. Those pictured include, Dahrie Christiansen daughter of Jean Samoska Army Air corp., Air Force Brig. Gen.Wilma Vaught, Tipper Gore, and Dorthy Budacki WAVES with he two daughters. On the back of the clippings are advertisements and part of an article about historical events on the article's day of publication.
Date: unknown
Creator: Pisano, Marina
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Biography for Sargent Cleto Rodriguez]

Description: Military biography of Sgt. Cleto Rodriguez, recounting his heroic actions during the Battle for Manila. Note at end of document reads: "Currently he is associated with Project S.E.R. (Service, Employment, Rehabilitation) in San Antonio."
Date: 1976?
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Rodriguez, Cleto: Citation

Description: Military biography of Sgt. Cleto Rodriguez, recounting his heroic actions during the Battle for Manila. Rodriguez was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the Silver Star, two Bronze Medal for Valor, six Purple Hearts and military decorations from Mexico.
Date: 1976?
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Oral History Interview with James Macia, July 21, 2000

Description: Interview with James "Herb" Macia of San Antonio, Texas, who is a veteran of the United States Armed Forces during World War Two. In the interview, Mr. Thomas recalls memories about growing up as well as his days as a mining engineer, the Doolittle Raid, North Africa, Normandy, and D-Day.
Date: July 21, 2000
Creator: Cox, Floyd & Macia, James
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with James Macia, July 21, 2000

Description: Interview with James "Herb" Macia of San Antonio, Texas, who is a veteran of the United States Armed Forces during World War Two. In the interview, Mr. Macia recalls memories about growing up as well as his days as a mining engineer, the Doolittle Raid, North Africa, Normandy, and D-Day.
Date: July 21, 2000
Creator: Cox, Floyd & Macia, James
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with David Straus, September 17, 2001

Description: Interview with David Straus of San Antonio, Texas, a veteran from the United States Marine Corps during World War Two in the Pacific Theater as well as the Korean War. The interview includes some of Straus' background before the war and his personal experiences while in the Marines, including memories of Okinawa, various weapons, what happened at the end of World War Two, and his assignment in Korea.
Date: September 17, 2001
Creator: Cox, Floyd & Straus, David
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with David Straus, September 17, 2001

Description: Interview with David Straus of San Antonio, Texas, a veteran from the United States Marine Corps during World War Two in the Pacific Theater as well as the Korean War. The interview includes some of Straus' background before the war and his personal experiences while in the Marines, including memories of Okinawa, various weapons, what happened at the end of World War Two, and his assignment in Korea.
Date: September 17, 2001
Creator: Cox, Floyd & Straus, David
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Pete Craig, July 10, 2002

Description: Interview with Pete Craig, a veteran of the U.S. Army who served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II from Houston, Texas. Craig describes his time as a Private 1st Class in the Infantry, as well as his experiences in basic training and the places he visited throughout the United States.
Date: July 10, 2002
Creator: Burmaster, Colby & Craig, Pete
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Pete Craig, July 10, 2002

Description: Interview with Pete Craig, a veteran of the U.S. Army who served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II from Houston, Texas. Craig describes his time as a Private 1st Class in the Infantry, as well as his experiences in basic training and the places he visited throughout the United States. Included at the end of the transcript is a written summarization by the interviewer, Colby Burmaster, which was provided with the two audiotapes of the interview.
Date: April 26, 2003
Creator: Burmaster, Colby & Craig, Pete
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with David Lee Hill, September 20, 2003

Description: Interview with David Lee "Tex" Hill of San Antonio, Texas, a veteran from the United States Navy during World War II in the China-Burma-India Theater. The interview includes Hill's personal experiences while in the Navy, including memories of pre-war flight training in Florida, the Flying Tigers, and the Salween River Gorge attack. There is a photograph and a short biography of Hill after the interview transcription.
Date: September 20, 2003
Creator: Cox, William G. & Hill, David Lee
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with David Lee Hill, September 20, 2003

Description: Interview with David Lee "Tex" Hill of San Antonio, Texas, a veteran from the United States Navy during World War II in the China-Burma-India Theater. The interview includes Hill's personal experiences while in the Navy, including memories of pre-war flight training in Florida, the Flying Tigers, and the Salween River Gorge attack.
Date: September 20, 2003
Creator: Cox, William G. & Hill, David Lee
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Hermi Salas, February 14, 2005

Description: Interview with Oral interview with Hermi Salas, a U. S. Marine during World War II. Salas was assigned to the Third Marine Division and was present for the invasion of Guam in the Mariana Islands. He was wounded on Guam and evacuated to a hospital ship, the USS Solace. He also participated in the Iwo Jima landings. After a few weeks at Iwo Jima, Salas was wounded again and placed aboard the USS Solace. He discusses his experiences in the hospital recovering from the wounds he received in the Battle of Iwo Jima. Eventually, he made his way back to San Antonio. He also discusses a brief leave at home before he reported to prison guard duty in Corpus Christi. Upon being discharged after the war, Salas went to radio school and worked at Kelly Air Force Base in the Civil Service.
Date: February 14, 2005
Creator: Cox, Floyd & Salas, Hermi
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Homer James "Jim" Avery, August 14, 2008

Description: Interview with Homer James "Jim" Avery, founder of James Avery Craftsman from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Avery discusses his childhood, education, service in World War II, and starting and developing his jewelry business. The interview includes photographs of Mr. Avery, on pages 35-41.
Date: August 14, 2008
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Webb, Jeanie Archer; Leonard, Julie Mosty & Avery, Homer James
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History -- Cheryl Hall

Description: This article is a short biography of journalist Cheryl Hall describing her childhood -- including a period of time soon after World War II when her family lived in Japan -- as well as her education and hightlights from her career. Hall also talks about her perspectives and advice regarding the journalism field, and her plans for the future.
Date: December 4, 2018
Creator: Poteet, Maddison; Sarder, Sarah; Booth, Megan & Matthew, Sarah
Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

Oral History Interview with Cheryl Hall, December 4, 2018

Description: Interview with Cheryl Hall discussing her career writing for the Dallas Morning News and her perspectives on the field of journalism. Hall also talks about her childhood and family, as well as her educational background.
Date: December 4, 2018
Creator: Poteet, Maddison; Sarder, Sarah & Hall, Cheryl
Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism