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The plane and patches for Lieutenant Dean N. Post, Jr. (1921-1944). Lt. Post was a pilot from Tampa, Florida, who served in the U.S. Army during World World II with the 357th Fighter Group of the 264th Fighter Squadron. His airplane crashed in…

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A history written by Lillian Della Lee Lawton (1882-1977) chronicling the history of the Oviedo Woman's Club (OWC), which was founded in 1906 as the Oviedo Magazine Club by seven charter members: H. B. McCall, Edith Meade, Georgia Lee Wheeler,…

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An oral history of Luticia Lee, with her daughter, Cathy Lee Dingle. Lee was born in Sanford, Florida, where her mother bought a grocery store on First Street at half-interest in 1910. Lee's mother graduated from Sanford High School in 1913 and Lee…

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A history written by Helen Leinhart chronicling the history of the Oviedo Woman's Club (OWC), which was founded in 1906 as the Oviedo Magazine Club by seven charter members: H. B. McCall, Edith Meade, Georgia Lee Wheeler, Lillian Lee Lawton, Mattie…

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"To Attract, Retain and Grow: The History of the Florida High Tech Corridor Council" is a paper by Dr. Connie L. Lester and Dr. James C. Clark of the University of Central Florida (UCF). Dr. Lester is an Associate Professor of History concentrating…

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An oral history interview of Lawrence Paul Levine (b. 1947), who enlisted in the U.S. Air Force (USAF) in August of 1966, just after being drafted into the U.S. Army. Levine was born in Rochester, New York, on June 8, 1947. He served in Europe during…

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The draft registration card for John Martin Conaway (1892-1955). The card lists a serial number, the name of the registrant, the order number, the place of residence, the mailing address, telephone, age, place of birth, state, date of birth, the…

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An oral history interview of Robert Matthews (b. 1957), who served in the U.S. Navy during the Cold War era. Matthews was born in Lake Wales, Florida, on May 23, 1957. He enlisted in the Navy in February of 1977 and was discharged in July of 1984.…

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An oral history interview of Warren McFarland, a telegrapher, train dispatcher, railroad station agent, grocery clerk, Railroad Safety and Service Agent, Assistant Regional Director and Regional Manager for the Interstate Commerce Commission, and…

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An oral history interview of George G. McGuire, who joined the U.S. Air Force in 1963 and served until 1983. He was born on Summit, New Jersey, on October 17, 1941. A veteran of the Vietnam War era, McGuire achieved the rank of Lieutenant…

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The Sixteenth Unites States Census records for Boston, Massachusetts in Suffolk County for 1940. The census divides the population by name, age, sex, race, marital status, residence, home owned or rented, value of home or monthly rent, whether living…

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The draft registration cards for Merrill Hart McGlamery. The cards were compiled from multiple registrations beginning in 1940, for men 18 to 45 years old. They include address, age, date of birth, place of birth, and father's contact information.…

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A letter from Kenneth E. Metcalf to Edna P. Hancock dated May 3, 1945. In the letter, Metcalf, who was the chaplain of the 179th Infantry Regiment, expresses sympathy for the death of Hancock's husband, Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944), who…

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A Missing Air Crew Report Statement for First Lieutenant Doyle Fleming Nee (1921-1944). This statement was completed by John E. Molen on October 2, 1944. 1st Lt. Nee (1921-1944) was an alumnus of Pensacola High School in Pensacola, Florida. He…

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An application for World War II Compensation completed by Edna Grace Morgan, the mother of First Lieutenant Frank Black Morgan (1920-1944). 1st Lt. Morgan was born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, on January 28, 1920, to Samuel Morgan and Edna Grace…

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An oral history interview of Ima Jean Bostick Yarborough, conducted by Joseph Morris on November 10, 2011. Yarborough was born on August 2, 1935 in Ocala, Florida, but spent much of her adult life working in the cattle industry in Geneva. In the…

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This passenger list for the Irénée Du Pont on October 8, 1942. Otis F. The Irénée Du Pont, which was an American Steam merchant C-2 class ship. Florida veteran, Otis Francis Potts, served on the Irénée Du Pont around 1942 as a Armed Naval Guard…

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Daily Personnel Diary for the USS Utina (ATF-163). The document includes gains, losses, miscellaneous, name, file or service number, rank or rating, change abbreviation, and description of and authority for change. A notable person listed is Denver…

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The Report of Changes listing the Navy personnel on the USS Beaverhead on March 8, 1946. The form includes the names and ranks of the personnel on board the final report. The Navy decommissioned the ship after more than a year of service in the…

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The Report of Changes listing the Navy personnel on the USS Springfield on September 9, 1944. The form includes the name, service number, rank, date and place of enlistment, and the branch of service for each person. A notable person listed in the…

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Page of the muster roll of the crew of the U.S. Navy Yard, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The document lists the names, field or service number, present rating, date of enlistment, and first date received on board. The roll was compiled on June 30, 1942. A…

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The war diary of William Graf Eppright (1923-1945). The diary records Eppright's activity between August 8 and August 10, 1945, which was the date that he was killed in action. The document was declassified on December 31, 2012. Born on May 3, 1923,…

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The Oviedo Heritage, a supplement for The Oviedo Outlook, published on June 30, 1977. This article, by Donna Neely of the Oviedo Historical Society, chronicles the history of Oviedo, Florida. According to the article, Oviedo began on the south shore…

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The Oviedo Heritage, a supplement for The Oviedo Outlook, published on June 30, 1977. This article chronicles the history of the Citizens Bank of Oviedo, which Originally opened on East Broadway Street on July 2, 1946. The land on which the bank sits…

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The Fifteenth United States Census records for Orleans County, Medina Village, New York, for 1930. The census divides the population into categories of name, age, sex, race, marital status, occupants and relation to head of house, whether the home is…

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The Fifteenth United States census records for Double Run, Georgia in Hickox County for 1930. The census divides the population into categories of name, age, sex, race, marital status, occupants and relation to head of house, whether the home is…

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An oral history interview of Michael Partain (b. 1968), who served in the U.S. Navy during the Cold War Era. Partain was born at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina on January 30, 1968. He enlisted in the Navy on January 2, 1988, but was…

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A Missing Air Crew Report for Second Lieutenant Doyle Fleming Nee (1921-1944). This report was completed by Captain Lawrence W. Pool on October 3, 1944. 2nd Lt. Nee (1921-1944) was an alumnus of Pensacola High School in Pensacola, Florida. He married…

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Oral history interview of Helen Michels, who was born in Palm Bay, Florida, on May 4, 1936. Michels, her parents, and her thirteen siblings migrated to Sanford in 1942. She attended Sanford Grammar School, located at 301 West Seventh Street, and…

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A memorandum from Colonel H. M. Rund, the Assistant Adjutant General in the U.S. Army, to General Henry H. Arnold (1886-1950), the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF). In the memo, Col. Rund informs Gen. Arnold that all but one…

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A paper published in 1994 by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Written by A. J. Scalzo, R. L. Bannister, M. DeCorso, and G. S. Howard, this paper provides a concise compilation of the history of Westinghouse Electric's combustion…

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The Battle of the Bulge Memorial in Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando, Florida. This six-foot, bronze statue of an American G.I. sits on a bronze-outlined, white star set into a 34-foot diameter concrete base. The statue was sculpted by Chris Scala,…

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The Report of Changes listing the Navy personnel on the USS Logan on November 26, 1944. The current location saw the personnel at the United States Receiving Station, United States Naval Training and Distribution Center (TADCEN) at Camp Elliott in…

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An oral history of Bette Skates, conducted by Austin Smith on July 14, 2010. As the historian of the Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Sanford, Florida, Skates discusses the history of the church and other churches in Sanford, missionaries at…

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An oal history of Bette Skates, conducted by Diana Dombrowski on July 9, 2010. As the historian of the Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Sanford, Florida, Skates discusses growing up in Sanford, how Sanford has changed over time, her educational and…

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The plaque for Major Jack Cameron Heist (1919-1944) at Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando, Florida. Maj. Heist was born to Henry S. Heist and Christina Heist on November 6, 1919, in Eustis, Florida. He received his commission on May 29, 1941, to serve in…

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A letter from U.S. Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson to Edna P. Hancock dated May 25, 1945. In the letter, Sec. Stimson announces that Hancock's husband, Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944), was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart from President…

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The Missing Crew Report for Lieutenant Dean N. Post, Jr. (1921-1944), filed by Major John A. Storch. Lt. Post was a pilot from Tampa, Florida, who served in the U.S. Army during World World II with the 357th Fighter Group of the 264th Fighter…

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An oral history interview of Ray Sturm (b. 1963), who served in the U.S. Army from 1983 to 1989. Sturm was born in Winter Park, Florida, on October 22, 1963. He enlisted in the Army in 1983 and completed his basic training and advanced training at…

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The Fifteenth United States census records for Cumberland, Maine, for 1930. The Census divides the population by categories of name, age, sex, race, marital status, occupants and relation to head of house, whether the home is owned or rented, value…

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An excerpt from a newspaper article published in The Miami News on November 19, 1944. The excerpt describes the service of Sellers Boynton Rogers (1917-1996), who is described a “medical aid man,” known commonly today as a Combat Medic. Born on…

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A history of the Florida Chapter of the National Association of Postmasters of the United States (NAPUS), authored by Juanita S. Thompson, the association’s historian. This booklet contains different aspects of postal history with specific focus on…

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A letter from U.S. Army Major General F. E. Uhl to Edna P. Hancock dated May 10, 1945. In the letter, Maj. Gen. Uhl offers condolences to Hancock regarding the death of her husband, Sergeant John B. Hancock (1913-1944), while serving in World War II.…

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A letter from U.S. Army Major General J. A. Ulio to Edna P. Hancock dated March 15, 1944. In the letter, Maj. Gen. Ulio informs Hancock that her husband, then-Private John B. Hancock (1913-1944), was making normal improvement, likely from an…

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A telegram from Adjutant General J. A. Ulio to Edna P. Hancock. In the telegram, AG Ulio informs Hancock that her husband, then-Private John B. Hancock (1913-1944), had been injured in action of February 12, 1944.Sergeant Hancock was born in…

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The individual casualty questionnaire for the Unites States Army Air Forces on March 16, 1944. The Missing Air Crew Report was organized in response to the status of the 12th Air Force, 320th Bombardment Group, 441th Bomb Squadron, which left from…

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A photograph of the USS Leopold, which was an Edsall Class destroyer escort that was laid down in Orange, Texas, in March 1943 by the Consolidated Steel Corporation. A destroyer escort’s mission included escorting merchant shipping and protecting…

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A page from a battalion history book, which documents the service of the 62nd Naval Construction Battalion, or the 62nd Seabees (C-B’s), during World War II. The book documents their entire service with text and photographs from each station and…

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The Muster Roll of Officers and Enlisted Men of the United States Marine Corps, detailing the Marine personnel at the General Supply Company, Fifth Field Depot station in the Pacific in July of 1945. The majority of names on the muster roll are…

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The First Marine Division shoulder patch, originally authorized to be worn by members of units who served with or were attached to the Division in the Pacific during World War II. The patch was the first to be approved in that war and specifically…

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The USS Deliver (ARS-23) departing from the Navy Yard, Mare Island, on March 25, 1946. The mission of the USS Deliver after World War II was an occupation and China service in the Far East. In July 1946, the USS Deliver was assigned to Joint Task…

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The USS Okaloosa (APA-219) between 1940 and 1949. A Haskell-class attack transport, which previously saw action in the Battle of Okinawa, by 1948, the ship was used mainly for giving cruises to members of the reserve to areas such as Bermuda, Puerto…

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A newspaper article published in Florida Today on June 1, 1988. The article discusses Elmer Farrow Hurst’s dying wish to be buried at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. Born on February 13, 1921, in Cabool, Missouri, Hurst joined the…

Episode 34 of A History of Central Florida Podcast: Rollins Collegiate Wear. A History of Central Florida Podcast series explores Central Florida's history through the artifacts found in local area museums and historical societies. These podcasts can…

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Episode 38 of A History of Central Florida Podcast: Citrus Industry. RICHES Podcast Documentaries are short form narrative documentaries that explore Central Florida history and are locally produced. These podcasts can involve the participation or…

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Lieutenant Dean N. Post, Jr.'s (1921-1944) plane after his crash in Martimpré, France, on May 27, 1944. Lt. Post was a pilot from Tampa, Florida, who served in the U.S. Army during World World II. He fought with the 357th Fighter Group of the 264th…

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The draft registration cards for Melvin Albert Hemmerle, who submitted on October 16, 1940, in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. The card contains the demographic information for the soldier including name, home address, telephone number, age in years, date of…

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The draft registration card for Raymond R. Moore. The card lists a serial number, the name of the registrant, the order number, the place of residence, the mailing address, telephone, age, place of birth, state, date of birth, the reference and their…

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The draft registration card for William Richard King (1927-1992). The card lists a serial number, the name of the registrant, the order number, the place of residence, the mailing address, telephone, age, place of birth, state, date of birth, the…

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The draft registration card for Ray Edward Knowles (1925-1991). The front of the card lists a serial number, the name of the registrant, the order number, the place of residence, the mailing address, telephone, age, place of birth, state, date of…

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The draft registration card for Sheldon Paul McCloskey (1919-1996). The card contains the demographic information for the soldier including name, home address, telephone number, age in years, date of birth, place of birth, name of person who will…

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The draft registration card for Earl Henry Patterson (1898-1971). The card lists a serial number, the name of the registrant, the order number, the place of residence, the mailing address, telephone, age, place of birth, state, date of birth, the…

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The draft registration card for Felix A. Prendota (1895-1988). The card contains the demographic information for the soldier including name, telephone number, age, place of birth, date of birth, name and address of person who will always know your…

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The draft registration card for Hylon Oliver Broadbrook (1893-1973), who enlisted in the United States military for the second time during World War II. The card lists a serial number, the name of the registrant, the order number, the place of…

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The draft registration card for William Graf Eppright (1923-1945). The card lists a serial number, the name of the registrant, the order number, the place of residence, the mailing address, telephone, age, place of birth, state, date of birth, the…

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The draft registration card for Richard Clifton Jones (1921-1995). The card lists a serial number, the name of the registrant, the order number, the place of residence, the mailing address, telephone, age, place of birth, state, date of birth, the…

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The draft registration card for Otto Oscar Zwicker (1899-1992). The card lists a serial number, the name of the registrant, the order number, the place of residence, the mailing address, telephone, age, place of birth, state, date of birth, the…

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The draft registration card for Sellers Boynton Rogers (1917-1996). The card contains the demographic information for the soldier including name, home address, telephone number, age in years, date of birth, place of birth, name of person who will…

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The draft registration card for Edward John Seidel (1915-1996). The card lists a serial number, the name of the registrant, the order number, the place of residence, the mailing address, telephone, age, place of birth, state, date of birth, the…

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Harry Weber (pictured right) and Edith Chizefsky (pictured left) on their wedding day in New York City on November 10, 1943. Harry is wearing his Army uniform. Harry Weber was born on July 11, 1917. His mother, Eva, and father, Abraham, immigrated to…

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An oral history of Garnett White, conducted by Joseph Morris on October 13, 2011. Born in St. Augustine, Florida, White moved with his family to Sanford at a young age. In the interview, he discusses attending Southside Elementary School during World…

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An oral history of Mary Carolyn Bistline (b. 1928), conducted by Stephanie Youngers on December 10, 2010. Bistline was born on December 22, 1928, in Memphis, Tennessee, but has spent most of her life in Florida. In this interview, Bistline discusses…

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United States Army Air Force Aircraft Warning Service armband used during World War II. The Aircraft Warning Service (AWS) was a civilian service of the Army's Ground Observer Corps used to watch for enemy aircraft entering American airspace.…

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Plat of three aviation fields of the Naval Air Station (NAS) Sanford in Sanford, Florida, in 1941. A map of Seminole County, originally drawn in 1936, is also drawn on the back side. The air station was commissioned on November 3, 1942, as a naval…

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A section of the Congressional Record of the 1976 Republican Party platform, continued from a previous page. This section contains the platform on unemployment insurance, senior citizens, veterans, and urban development. For veterans, he platform…

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This World War II-era war ration book belonged to Prince Butler Boston, a prominent African American leader in Oviedo, Florida, who was integral to creating a vibrant black community in Seminole County through industry and his patronage. Boston was…

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The funeral program for Harry "Big Newt" Homer, Sr. Boston, who was an integral part of Oviedo's African-American community. Originally from Valdosta, Georgia, he graduate from Valdosta State College (now Valdosta State University). After college, he…

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The centennial edition of The Oviedo Outlook published in 1979 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Oviedo, Florida. The newspaper begins with a brief history of Oviedo, followed by articles devoted to important members of the…

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The Oviedo Heritage, a supplement for The Oviedo Outlook, published on June 30, 1977. The Oviedo Outlook was published every Thursday at 173 West Broadway Street in Oviedo, Florida. The newspaper was operated by the NPN Corporation, president and…

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A t-shirt for the band Barrage. Barrage was a hard rock band formed in Orlando, Florida, in 1988. The original lineup consisted of Jamie Barker on keyboard and background vocals, Jeffrey Alan Bonenfant on drums and percussion, Andy McKinney on bass…

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Wife and husband, Jean Maran Wheeler (1921-2001) and Benjamin Franklin Wheeler, Jr. (1920-2006) around 1943. Wheeler was the son of prominent citrus grower, celery cultivator, and politician Benjamin Franklin Wheeler, Sr. (1878-1954) and George Lee…

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A plaque for First Lieutenant Kenneth W. Hunter, Jr. (1922-1944), an Army pilot during World War II. Hunter died during his service in France and is currently buried at the Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial in Dinozé, France. He is one of 85…

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Captain Aquilla A. Calhoun, Jr., a native of Panama City, Florida. Capt. Calhoun attended the University of Florida (UF) and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. It was upon his graduation that Capt. Calhoun enlisted as a second lieutenant in the U.S.…

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Captain Aquilla A. Calhoun, Jr., a native of Panama City, Florida, with his wife Lillian J. Luke Calhoun (b. 1922). Capt. Calhoun attended the University of Florida (UF) and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. It was upon his graduation that Capt.…

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The headstone of Captain Lee Silver (ca. 1922-1945). Capt. Silver was born to in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Herman Silver and Bertha Silver, around 1922-1923. His parents were Herman Silver and Bertha Silver. By 1940, the Silver family had migrated to…