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[List of the Names and Ranks of Men in a Battalion]

Description: List of names and ranks of the men in a certain battalion; the names are divided into different platoons: 1st Rifle Platoon, 2nd Rifle Platoon, 3rd Rifle Platoon, Anti-Tank Platoon, HQ Platoon. The names of the men are listed to the right of their rank underneath their assigned platoon name.
Date: [1940..1945]
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Letter from Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Griggs to Charles R. Griggs, April 17, 1945]

Description: Letter from Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Griggs to their son Captain Charles R. Griggs of the 49th Armored Infantry Battalion. The letter mostly talks about the death of their grandfather who died suddenly, Mr. Griggs had been away in Big Spring as it happened. The rest of the letter talks about the grandfather's dislike for smoking and drinking; finally Mrs. Griggs says that they pray for her son's safety as well as the rest of the boys.
Date: April 17, 1945
Creator: Griggs, Mrs. C. K.
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Letter from C. K. Griggs to his Son Charles R. Griggs, April 8, 1945]

Description: Letter from C. K. Griggs to his son Captain Charles R. Griggs telling him that they are not worrying too strongly about him while he is away; his parents did not want to think they did not care about him. C. K. Griggs describes what is going at home, "Otto Carter is home from the Pacific, he and Lillain Pratt are to be married soon."
Date: April 8, 1945
Creator: Griggs, C. K.
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Letter from C. K. Griggs to Charles R. Griggs, March 27, 1945]

Description: Letter from C. K. Griggs to his son Charles R. Griggs concerning daily life back home; the letter actually is written by Charles' mother as she says "Daddy and I were hot and hostess at the USO for Sunday night." Later she discusses the new lace cloth being made and saying that cloth at home runs "from 10 cents to 25 cents per yard."
Date: March 27, 1945
Creator: Griggs, C. K.
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Letter from Mrs. C. K. Griggs to his Son Charles R. Griggs, April 19, 1945]

Description: Letter from Mrs. C. K. Griggs to Gharles R. Griggs regarding daily life back home in Sweetwater, Texas; Mrs. Griggs tells that "190 Sweetwater people donated blood." She mentions the marriage between Otto Carter and Lillian Pratt, as well as her and Mr. C. K. Griggs' attempts at getting the yard in better shape.
Date: April 19, 1945
Creator: Griggs, Mrs. C. K.
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Minutes of a Meeting with the Burgomasters in Wernigerode, Germany]

Description: Minutes from the April 26, 1945 meeting with the burgomasters of the Kreis Wernigerode in Wernigerode, Germany. These notes are typed and discuss the interactions during the meeting, declarations made by Mr. Troquet, and amounts of food needed in kilograms. The notes at the end discuss the financial situations in each of the communities nearby.
Date: April 26, 1945
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Brochure of the Military Government in Germany]

Description: Book concerning the "Military Government [in] Germany" now that the allied forces had made their way into Germany. The Table of Contents shows each section dealing with the abrogation, dissolution, or altering of policies that had been set forth by the Nazi Party in 1933. The text on the front page says this book contains "Proclamation, Laws, Ordinaces and Notices. Directives and Instructions to German Police."
Date: November 7, 1944
Creator: United States. Army.
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Letter from Ingrid Griggs to Lieutenant Colonel Charles R. Griggs, June 23, 1965]

Description: Letter from Ingrid Griggs to her husband Lieutenant Colonel Charles R. Griggs regarding daily life back home and that she had to use a check to get a birthday present for James. Ingrid also notes that she has made $15 by mowing yards, and paid someone to take out a lot of trash cans.
Date: June 23, 1965
Creator: Griggs, Ingrid
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[USO Financial Statement, 1947]

Description: Financial statement prepared by the United Service Organizations, Inc., according to the title this statement covers their financials as of December 31, 1947 and discusses their termination costs in 1948. The report covers numerous categories: 1947 Budget and Campaign Goal, Funds Available During 1947, USO Terminal Costs During 1948, Final Reserve, Commitments Beyond December 31, 1947, Financial Position December 1, 1947, and Military Operations Financed by USO in 1948 and Delegated to Member Agency Management.
Date: [1947..1948]
Creator: United Service Organizations, Inc.
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Individual Pay Record Book of James Darley, Company A 141st Infantry]

Description: Pay record book belonging to James Darley, the first page on the inside contains information about his birth date, the date of enlistment, and the date he opened the book. His net monthly pay is $2630; he has four entries of payments written in the table on page 4, all having date paid and the names of the "quartermaster making payment." Pages 9 through 11 include instructions for the soldier about how to handle such an account and that they are to wear them at all times.
Date: [1919-02-28..1919-06-16]
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Handbook Given to Recently Discharged Soldiers]

Description: Handbook given to recently discharged soldiers: "A HANDBOOK OF NECESSARY INFORMATION TO THE DISCHARGED SOLDIER - GIVEN AS HE BIDS THE ARMY FAREWELL AT CAMP TRAVIS, TEXAS." This handbook discusses key skills that discharged soldiers need to know once they return to society after having serving during the war.
Date: 194u
Creator: United States. Army.
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

Official United States Savings Stamp Album

Description: Official stamp album used for buying savings bonds, the cover has an illustration of a patriot holding a musket. This album is folded like a booklet with squares with prices in them, a large number of these boxes are covered by stamps that have been bought. There is an insert inside the album with more squares and stamps on them; each square has its own monetary value inside.
Date: 1962
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

Stamp Album For the purchase of United States War Savings Bonds

Description: Stamp album used for buying and storing war savings bonds; the note on the inside cover says this book will be worth $18.75 when it is completely full of stamps. The cover of the album is patriotically decorated with an eagles at the bottom and a red, white, and blue color scheme; the back cover has an illustration of a patriot holding a musket in his hand and an American flag in the background. Each page on the inside has empty squares to where one places a bought stamp.
Date: 1942
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

Dedication of Marker

Description: Program from a dedication of the men in Co. E 142nd Infantry 36th Division, names of the men in the company are listed throughout the pages; pages 4 and 5 contain a description of the events that took place during the ceremony. The final page has a black and white image of the memorial that was created in their honor.
Date: May 17, 1986
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Application for Home Canning Sugar Coupons]

Description: Application for home canning sugar coupons belonging to Mrs. F. D. Wyatt. The text on the back of the slip discusses why sugar supplies are so low; the shortage is partly due to increased need overseas, not as much being brought to the U. S. and people the previous year "over-applied for canning sugar."
Date: [1942..1945]
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Speech Given by Judge Terry Julian to Company E 142nd Infantry]

Description: Speech given by Judge Terry Julian to the men of Company E of the 36th Division at their reunion on May 17, 1986 in Sweetwater, Texas. The speech mostly discusses the history of the company, when it was organized, where it was moved to, where the men came from, and the casualties they suffered during World War II.
Date: May 1986
Creator: Julian, Terry
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Letter from Lt. Col. O. W. Hartwell to Captain Charles R. Griggs, March 31, 1945]

Description: Letter from Lieutenant Colonel O. W. Hartwell to Captain Charles R. Griggs discussing different battalions and regiments; Hartwell has had his battalion for a while and had recently been pulled out of the line. Hartwell also says he has seen only "one of the old gang" in Chris Daley; there is also indecision on who will go to Rucker and "who would go on the list."
Date: March 31, 1945
Creator: Hartwell, Lt. Col. O. W.
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Report of the Account Balance for Company B 49th Armored Infantry Battalion]

Description: Report concerning the status of the financial account balance of Company B 49th Armored Infantry Battalion, signed by Charles R. Griggs and two other men. The statement shows that this company has $89.84 on hand, with no cash in the bank; the next section shows that these funds were transferred from Griggs to Walter E. Alroud, with a final certification signed off at the bottom of the page. The text at the top of the second page acknowledging that the company's funds were "audited and found correct."
Date: [1945-06..1945-07]
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum