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Oral History Interview with Norman Riggsby, March 18, 2021

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Norman Riggsby. Riggsby was drafted into the Army in October of 1943. He served as a bugler at Camp Van Dorn, Mississippi. In January of 1944, he was deployed to Scotland, then England, and assigned to the 29th Infantry Division, 175th Infantry Regiment. Riggsby trained on the anti-aircraft guns. He participated in the invasion of Normandy, landing at Omaha Beach. He describes the events and combat of this day, and how he got wou… more
Date: March 18, 2021
Creator: Riggsby, Norman
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Change 56 to Update the Texas Rules for Credit Unions

Description: Memorandum to all state chartered credit unions in Texas providing updates to The Texas Rules for Credit Unions with revised pages containing amendments and instructions for inserting the new pages into existing books.
Date: June 18, 2020
Creator: Texas. Credit Union Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[TXSSAR McKinney Chapter #63 meeting minutes: June 18, 2020]

Description: Minutes for the June 18, 2020 TXSSAR virtual meeting, held by the McKinney chapter. Photographs have been included in the document.
Date: June 18, 2020
Creator: Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution, McKinney Chapter 63
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[TXSSAR McKinney Chapter #63 meeting minutes: July 18, 2019]

Description: Minutes for the July 18, 2019 TXSSAR meeting, held by the McKinney chapter. Photographs have been included in the document, along with the 2019 Fall Meeting registration form and a Compatriot Questionnaire.
Date: July 18, 2019
Creator: Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution, McKinney Chapter 63
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Joseph Baumbach, March 18, 2019

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Joseph Baumbach. Baumbach joined the Marine Corps in November of 1942. Beginning around mid-1943, he served as a Radioman with the First Armored Amphibious Battalion, Company D. In January of 1944, they deployed to Kauai, Hawaii. They participated in the battles of Kwajalein, Guam and Okinawa. Baumbach returned to the US and received his discharge in December of 1945.
Date: March 18, 2019
Creator: Baumbach, Joseph
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

TXSSAR, Chapter 7, 2018 Annual Report

Description: A document detailing the 2018 annual report for TXSSAR, Chapter 7. There are lists of awards given by the chapter, and member information.
Date: December 18, 2018
Creator: Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution, Arlington Chapter 7
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Bart Semerero, October 18, 2018

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Bart Semerero. Semerero joined the Army Air Forces in 1943. He completed bombardier training. Beginning in April of 1944, he served aboard a B-17 with the 326th Base Unit. He was transferred to Florida to completed additional training, where he was stationed when the war ended. He continued his service after the war ended, serving with occupying forces in Germany, receiving his discharge in 1947.
Date: October 18, 2018
Creator: Semerero, Bart
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with James Diefenderfer, October 18, 2018

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with James Diefenderfer. Diefenderfer joined the Army in March of 1943. He completed the Army Specialized Training Program, and joined the 1299th Engineer Combat Battalion. In June of 1945 they traveled to Manila, Philippines and Tokyo, Japan. He worked as a surveyor and for an officer, transporting him for various tasks during the Japanese occupation. He shares a number of anecdotal stories regarding his time overseas. Diefenderfer r… more
Date: October 18, 2018
Creator: Diefenderfer, James
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Alfred Keeler, September 18, 2018

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Alfred Keeler. Keeler joined the Navy in July of 1943. In November, he served as a Radio Operator with the 2nd Marine Division, during the Battle of Tarawa. In 1944, Keeler traveled aboard the USS Bushnell (AS-15) to Midway, where he continued to work as a radio operator on the island. Beginning late 1944, he served in communications with Admiral Nimitz headquarters in Hawaii. He was a passenger aboard the USS Mississippi (BB-41)… more
Date: September 18, 2018
Creator: Keeler, Alfred
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Don Stinson, August 18, 2018

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Don Stinson. Stinson was born in 1923 and briefly tells of his childhood. He joined the Army Air Forces in October 1942. He was selected for flight training and tells of the various air fields and aircraft on which he learned to fly. After receiving his commission in 1943, he was assigned to the 2nd Combat Cargo Group. Stinson describes the difficulty in piloting a C-47 due to his size. Soon after organizing, the group was outfit… more
Date: August 18, 2018
Creator: Stinson, Don
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

DART makes July 4 holiday plans

Description: News release about DART's adjusted service schedule in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
Date: June 18, 2018
Creator: Lyons, Morgan & Ball, Mark
Partner: Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)

Oral History Interview with Waynne Rogers, October 18, 2017

Description: Transcript of an interview with Waynne Rogers, a rancher from Harper, TX near Kerrville. Rogers talks about family, his work ranching and shearing sheep and goats, his past education at Tivy High School and undergraduate metallurgical engineering degree, and different positions he held as an engineer.
Date: October 18, 2017
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Flory, Bonnie Pipes & Rogers, Waynne
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Ray Smith, August 18, 2017

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Ray Smith. Smith joined the Army in April, 1943 and trained asa combat medic. He wasassigned to the 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division. He landed with the division on Bougainville. Smith was wounded on the fifth day at Bougainville and was evacuated. He returned to his unit and was with them when they landed on Luzon in the Philippines. He shares anecdotes from combat expeiriences on Luzon and in Manila. Ray earned t… more
Date: August 18, 2017
Creator: Smith, Ray
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Texas Attorney General Opinion: KP-0149

Description: Document issued by the Office of the Attorney General of Texas in Austin, Texas, providing an interpretation of Texas law. It provides the opinion of the Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton, regarding a legal question submitted for clarification: Whether individuals civilly committed pursuant to chapter 841 ofthe Health and Safety Code are eligible to vote by mail under section 82.002 of the Election Code (RQ-0142-KP).
Date: May 18, 2017
Creator: Texas. Attorney-General's Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oral History Interview with Charles H. Tucker, April 18, 2017

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Charles H. Tucker from Orange, California. He discusses volunteering for the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943 and going to basic training in Miami Beach, Florida, then going to Aircraft Armament School in Buckley Field, Colorado, and finally air gunnery school in Fort Myers, Florida. In air gunnery school, Mr. Tucker learned to shoot in B-17 by shooting into the Gulf of Mexico. After gunnery school he was sent to the B-25 crew tr… more
Date: April 18, 2017
Creator: Tucker, Charles H.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Charles Tucker, April 18, 2017

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Charles Tucker. Tucker was drafted into the Army Air Forces in 1943. He went to aircraft armament school at Buckley Field, Colorado and aerial gunnery school in Fort Myers, Florida. He was then assigned to a B-25 crew training in Columbia, South Carolina. He served as a tail gunner. He provides detail of his activities and lessons in training. In December of 1944 his crew received orders to go overseas to India. His crew joi… more
Date: April 18, 2017
Creator: Tucker, Charles
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Leon Stath, April 18, 2017

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Leon Stath. Stath joined the Navy and volunteered for submarine duty in 1944. After finishing sound school and torpedo school, he was sent to the Pacific and assigned aboard the submarine tender USS Howard W Gilmore (AS-16) at Subic Bay. He also served on submarine skeleton crews ferrying subs as well as aboard USS Requin (SS-481) when Slade Cutter commanded. When the war ended, Stath took his discharge in late 1945.
Date: April 18, 2017
Creator: Stath, Leon
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

PISD student wins DART art contest

Description: News release about the winner of DART's annual student art contest.
Date: April 18, 2017
Creator: Lyons, Morgan & Ball, Mark
Partner: Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)

Oral History Interview with Philip and Mary Elizabeth Wales, March 18, 2017

Description: The National Museum of the pacific War presents an oral interview with Philip and Mary Elizabeth Wales. Wales graduated from medical school in 1943. He was stationed at Ulithi and had some interaction with the island natives. When the war ended, Wales accepted his discharge and began practicing medicine in San Antonio. Mrs. Wales joined the Army Nurse Corps, graduated as a nurse and went to work in Galveston. They met after the war and married.
Date: March 18, 2017
Creator: Wales, Philip & Wales, Mary Elizabeth
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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