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World War, 1939-1945 -- Medals

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Earl Roaine Rhoads Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-2552
Scope and Contents


U.S. Marine. Correspondence (1936–1944) from Rhoads to his brother Sherman, his sister-in-law Ruth, and his nieces Shirley and Gaytha, from military posts in the United States, Iceland, and Guam. The collection also includes correspondence between family members including Rhoads’s parents, Shirley and Lettie Rhoads, and his sister Della. The collection contains a diary (1942) kept by Rhoads while in Iceland; funeral register pages and a funeral announcement (1949) when his body was returned to the United States along with the U.S. flag covering his coffin; Rhoads’s military identification card; six medals, including the Purple Heart; and war ration books used by the Rhoads family during the war.

Dates: 1936-1949

Robert C. Hewitt Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2154
Scope and Contents


Army officer. Personal correspondence to family members regarding Hewitt's military service and war-related experiences (1942-1944); additional correspondence to Hewitt family from E.C. McCallum of Stanolind Oil and Gas Company (1944-1953); news clippings (1943-1946); telegrams (1943-1944); and personal records (1923-1946) all relating to Robert C. Hewitt. Also includes Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, and Purple Heart.

Dates: 1923-1953