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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.
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
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.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

[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
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.
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
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
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library