World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Interviewer: Tanya Whitescarver
Materials relating to the military careers of Lufkin residents Harry F. Swank, Marine Corps (1941-1945) and his wife, Mary Addie Foster, Marine Corps Women's Reservists (1943-1945). Includes a Bible issued to service personnel and a war ration book.
The newsletters contain items of interest to the Navy troops, news about the war abroad, and events in the Pacific. The third issue is dated two days after the United States dropped the second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, August 14, 1945. Of particular interest are the columns entitled “Hirihito’s Last Imperial Words,” “Dramatic News Comes After Three Days of Tense Waiting” and “War Timetable.”