Captain Aquilla A. Calhoun, Jr.

Dublin Core

Title

Captain Aquilla A. Calhoun, Jr.

Alternative Title

Capt. Aquilla Calhoun

Subject

World War II, 1939-1945
Army
Veterans--Florida

Description

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. Army Reserves. Upon his enlistment, he entered the 92nd Field Artillery's 2nd Armored Division in Fort Benning, Georgia. His unit gained the nickname the Brave Cannons, which has stuck throughout the 92nd Field Artillery's career. With the intensification of World War II, the Allied began to execute the Omaha Beach Normandy Invasion in June of 1944. After the invasion, Capt. Calhoun made his way to Northern France, where he played a vital role in the liberation of Bresles, a commune in the Picardie region of France. Capt. Calhoun died during his service in France and is currently buried at the Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial in Dinozé, France. Calhoun is one of 85 Florida residents interned at Epinal. His death led to the creation of a tribute site and memorial in his honor in Bristles.

Source

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print: Private Collection of Christope Clemente. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=56371478&PIpi=73216445.

Date Created

ca. 1940-1944

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print.

Is Part Of

Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

66.9 KB

Medium

1 black and white photographic print

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Panama City, Florida
Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Dinozé, France

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Christope Clemente and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Epinal Cemetery Project

Curator

Berrios, Melissa
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Christope Clemente

External Reference

"En souvenir du soldat américain." Courrier Picard, September 8, 2012. https://scontent-mia1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/935628_123685017831888_1935428313_n.jpg?oh=b94bf6b0a3bfc74aba8f10090c557950&oe=57781DD4.
"Aquilla Calhoun, Un Héros Américain Tombé Pour La Libération De Bresles." Tribute to Capt Aquilla Calhoun, January 29, 2016. https://scontent-mia1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/v/t1.0-9/1441236_185057748361281_1766238369_n.jpg?oh=38dd54c9e1f454bf71e2288bc13ea0fd&oe=577C4BA2.
David, Powell. "Unit History: The 1/92nd Field Artillery Association - Vietnam." Brave Cannons. Accessed March 21, 2016. http://www.bravecannons.org/History/red_devil.html.
"To Receive Degree from U. of Florida." The Panama City News-Herald, January 18, 1942. https://www.newspapers.com/image/39103540/?terms=Calhoun.
"Miss Lillian Luke Becomes Bride of Lt. A. A. Calhoun In Lovely Eufaula Ceremony." The Panama City News-Herald, January 18, 1942. https://www.newspapers.com/image/39092405/?terms=Calhoun.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photographic print

Locations

Categories