Men and Women Serving the U.S. Flag

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Title

Men and Women Serving the U.S. Flag

Alternative Title

Serving the U.S. Flag

Subject

World War, 1939-1945
Veterans--Florida

Description

A newspaper article published in The Portsmouth Times (Portsmouth, Ohio) on May 7, 1943. The article reports on local men and women serving in the United States military.

A notable person listed is Denver Purtee. Born in Scioto, Ohio, on November 22, 1925, Purtee joined the United States Navy at 17 years old on December 4, 1942. He trained as a diesel operator in Chicago before being assigned to the USS Wyandot (AKA-92). When he retired from the Navy, Denver Purtee had reached the rank of Engineman Chief Petty Office. On June 17, 1948, he married Evelyn Irene George in Washington D.C. He passed away on November 15, 1991, and is buried at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.

Creator

The Portsmouth Times (Portsmouth, Ohio)

Source

Digital reproduction of original newspaper article: “Denver Purtee” The Portsmouth Times, May 7, 1943.

Publisher

The Portsmouth Times (Portsmouth, Ohio)

Date Created

1943-05-07

Format

image/jpg

Extent

639 KB

Medium

1 newspaper article

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Portsmouth, Ohio

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by The Portsmouth Times (Portsmouth, Ohio).

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by The Portsmouth Times (Portsmouth, Ohio) and is provided here by RICHES for educational purposes only.

Curator

Ortiz, Samuel
Cravero, Geoffrey

Source Repository

The Portsmouth Times (Portsmouth, Ohio)

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.
Black, Jeremy. World War Two: A Military History. London [u.a]: Routledge, 2003.

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