James “Bobby” Maddox and Betty Bryson

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Dublin Core

Title

James “Bobby” Maddox and Betty Bryson

Alternative Title

Maddox and Bryson

Subject

Veterans--Florida
Tallahassee--Florida

Description

A photograph of Betty Bryson (left) and James Maddox (right). James “Bobby” Maddox enlisted into the United States Army in 1943, just one month before his mother, Nita, passed away. Bobby served in the 15th Infantry Regiment of the 3rd Division during World War II. During his time, he served in Sicily, Italy, and France. He suffered an injury in November 1943, but returned to light duty in February 1944. He rejoined his unit in September 1944, while they pushed through the Vosges. On October 9, 1944, Lt. Victor Kandle led a platoon into battle to swarm the Germans at the Cleurie Quarry. On this day, Bobby lost his life and now rests in the Epinal Cemetery. He planned on marrying Betty upon his return from the war.

The Florida-France Soldiers Stories Project seeks to tell the stories of the Florida soldiers buried in the American Battle Monuments Commission cemeteries in France. Our goal is to honor and commemorate the brave individuals who gave their lives supporting the Allied forces, liberating France, and defeating Germany in the Second World War. Simultaneously, our goal is to teach the students who participate in this research project about the history of France and Florida during World War II, about the history of individual servicemen, and about how to implement historical research methods in their work.

Creator

Maddox, James and Bryson, Betty

Source

Digital reproduction of original black and white photograph.

Date Created

ca. 1942

Format

image/jpg

Extent

950KB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Type

Photograph

Coverage

Tallahassee, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created and published by James Maddox and Betty Bryson.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Maddox Family and is provided here by RICHES for educational purposes only.

Curator

Dettman, Samantha

External Reference

"Florida-France Solider Stories Memorializes Veteran Experiences." CAH News, June 21, 2023. https://news.cah.ucf.edu/news/florida-france-soldier-stories-memorializes-veteran-experiences/

Citation

Maddox, James and Bryson, Betty , “James “Bobby” Maddox and Betty Bryson,” RICHES, accessed April 22, 2024, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/11247.

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