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Oral History Interview with Floyd R. Thomas, February 18, 2009

Description: Interview with Floyd R. Thomas, a serviceman in the U. S. Army during World War II. He discusses his childhood and education at Peacock Military Academy. He then joined the army and spent time in Okinawa during and after the war. He recalls being a surgical technician and working with Japanese civilians after the surrender, meeting his wife, and working for saw mills as a salesman and a pilot. He remembers stealing pineapples on Hawaii and getting diarrhea, being treated for jungle rot, selling old Japanese army blankets to civilians, and shipping silk bolts and sabers back home.
Date: February 18, 2009
Creator: Misenhimer, Richard & Thomas, Floyd R.
Item Type: Sound
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Maurice Stamps, March 18, 2009

Description: Interview with Maurice Stamps, a serviceman in the U. S. Army during World War II. Stamps discusses growing up on a farm in Iowa, joining the army, going to Hawaii and staying at Schofield Barracks. He was assigned to the Classification/Assignment section at Fort Shafter without ever having basic training. He was later assigned to the Message Center at Ft. Shafter. He remembers his correspondence with his girlfriend Enid, whom he married upon his discharge in 1946.
Date: March 18, 2009
Creator: Misenhimer, Richard & Stamps, Maurice
Item Type: Sound
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Floyd Mumme, April 12, 2002

Description: Interview with Floyd Mumme, a medic during World War II. He discusses boot camp, being deployed to Saipan, Japanese trying to steal food, working in the Army Medical Corps, and treating wounds in combat.
Date: April 12, 2002
Creator: Misenhimer, Richard & Mumme, Floyd C.
Item Type: Sound
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with John Wilson, January 31, 2002

Description: Interview with John Wilson, an officer in the U. S. Army during World War II. Wilson was born in Illinois but attended high school in the Philippines after his father accepted an engineering position there. He graduated from high school in 1939 and then enrolled in the University of Wisconsin, where he participated in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program. He graduated and took his commission in the Army in 1943. After Officer Candidate School (OCS), he was assigned to an engineering unit slated to participate in the invasion of the Philippines. He eventually landed on Luzon. On Luzon he was assigned temporary duty with a small Philippine Civil Affairs unit that was made up of officers and men who had relatives interned by the Japanese in the Philippines. His small unit made their way to Santo Tomas where he liberated many friends and old school mates. A few weeks later, Wilson liberated his father, a civilian internee at Los Banos. Wilson remained with his unit constructing hospitals in the Philippines in anticipation of the casualties expected from the invasion of the Japanese home islands.
Date: January 31, 2002
Creator: Pratt, Rick & Wilson, John
Item Type: Sound
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Boyd K. Miller, January 21, 2003

Description: Interview with Boyd K. Miller, a draftsman and pilot during World War II. He discusses being drafted out of college and working as an artist and draftsman. Since he studied art in college, he worked on diagrams and charts. He then transferred to the Air Corps to become a pilot and trained in Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Alabama, New York, Georgia, Florida and Texas.
Date: January 21, 2003
Creator: Misenhimer, Richard & Miller, Boyd K.
Item Type: Sound
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Lyndon B. Johnson - 1954-08-12]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter John J. Herrera wrote to Senator Lyndon B. Johnson regarding Private Abel Cisneros. Herrera provides information about the hardship caused by Pvt. Cisneros being drafted into the Army.
Date: September 12, 1954
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Lyndon B. Johnson to John J. Herrera - 1954-08-16]

Description: Letter sent by Lyndon B. Johnson to John J. Herrera acknowledging the receipt of Herrera's letter regarding the hardship discharge for Private Abel Cisneros. Senator Johnson advises Herrera to have Private Cisneros complete the formal application process with the Army and enclosed a checklist to follow.
Date: August 16, 1954
Creator: Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Jake Jacobsen to John J. Herrera - 1954-08-20]

Description: Letter from Jake Jacobsen to John J. Herrera informing Herrera about a telegram received by Senator Price Daniel. The telegram was from the Commanding General at Fort Bliss regarding the hardship discharge application for Private Abel Cisneros.
Date: August 20, 1954
Creator: Jacobsen, Jake
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Price Daniel - 1954-08-12]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter John J. Herrera wrote to Senator Price Daniel regarding Private Abel Cisneros. Herrera provides information about the hardship caused by Pvt. Cisneros being drafted into the Army.
Date: August 12, 1954
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from S. R. Mickelsen to Price Daniel - 1954-09-03]

Description: Copy of letter sent to Senator Price Daniel from S. R. Mickelsen, the Major General at Fort Bliss, Texas. Mickelsen notifies Senator Daniel that Private Abel Cisneros was unable to present acceptable evidence required for a hardship discharge.
Date: September 3, 1954
Creator: Mickelsen, S. R.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Abel Cisneros - 1954-08-26]

Description: Letter from John J. Herrera to Private Abel Cisneros at Camp Gordon, Georgia, in August, 1954. Herrera enclosed copies of correspondences with Senator Price Daniel.
Date: August 26, 1954
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Lyndon B. Johnson - 1954-08-12]

Description: Letter from John J. Herrera to Senator Lyndon B. Johnson regarding Private Abel Cisneros. Herrera provides information about the hardship caused by Pvt. Cisneros being drafted into the Army.
Date: August 12, 1954
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Price Daniel - 1954-08-12]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter John J. Herrera wrote to Senator Price Daniel regarding Private Abel Cisneros. Herrera provides information about the hardship caused by Pvt. Cisneros being drafted into the Army.
Date: August 12, 1954
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Checklist for application for hardship discharge]

Description: Copy of the checklist enclosed in the letter Senator Lyndon B. Johnson sent to John J. Herrera in August 16, 1954. The checklist was for evidence necessary to support an application for the discharge of an enlisted individual because of dependency or hardship.
Date: unknown
Creator: United States. Army
Item Type: Text
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Telegram from Arthur Perry to John J. Herrera - 1954-11-01]

Description: Telegram sent to John J. Herrera from Arthur C. Perry, Administrative Assistant to Lyndon B. Johnson. The Army had approved the hardship discharge for Private Abel Cisneros on October 27, 1954.
Date: November 1, 1954
Creator: Perry, Arthur C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Telegram to Price Daniel, page two - 1954-08-17]

Description: Page two of telegram sent to Price Daniel on August 17, 1954. The telegram references Private Abel Cisneros's application for hardship discharge submitted on August 3, 1954. Handwritten on back: "1954 Aug 17 PM 8 58."
Date: August 17, 1954
Creator: United States. Army
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Telegram to Price Daniel, page one - 1954-08-17]

Description: Page one of telegram sent to Price Daniel on August 17, 1954. The telegram references Private Abel Cisneros's application for hardship discharge submitted on August 3, 1954.
Date: August 17, 1954
Creator: United States. Army
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Abel Cisneros to John J. Herrera]

Description: Letter from Private Abel Cisneros at Camp Gordon, Georgia to John J. Herrera. Pvt. Cisneros provides information concerning his discharge application.
Date: unknown
Creator: Cisneros, Abel
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John Goldsum, Jr. to John J. Herrera - 1954-10-11]

Description: Letter from John Goldsum, Jr. acknowledging the receipt of a letter concerning Private Abel Cisneros. Goldsum indicated he would advise John J. Herrera when a reply had been received from the Commanding General at Camp Gordan.
Date: October 11, 1954
Creator: Goldsum, John, Jr.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Telegram from John Goldsum, Jr. to John J. Herrera - 1954-10-30]

Description: Telegram sent to John J. Herrera from John Goldsum, Jr., regarding the approval of the hardship discharge for Private Abel Cisneros. Goldsum, Jr. was an Assistant to Senator Price Daniel.
Date: October 30, 1954
Creator: Goldsum, John, Jr.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Price Daniel - 1954-10-08]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera to Senator Price Daniel regarding the new application for a hardship discharge for Private Abel Cisneros.
Date: October 8, 1954
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Jake Jacobsen - 1954-09-14]

Description: Letter from John J. Herrera to Jake Jacobsen, Administrative Assistant to Senator Price Daniel. Herrera is inquiring about the application process for hardship discharge for Private Abel Cisneros.
Date: September 14, 1954
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library