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Eugene V. Cameron served aboard the U.S.S. Biloxi during his tenure in the U.S. Navy during World War II. The U.S.S. Biloxi was commissioned in 1943 and served in the Pacific Ocean. The ship was decommissioned in 1946.
This collection contains materials related to Lionel Dyck, Jr.
Diary, ship's log, memoirs, correspondence, memorabilia concerning his service in the U.S. Navy with the Seventh Fleet near New Guinea.
June 1941-August 1993
Scope and Contents
The collection consists mostly of letters from Opie Lee McNutt to his sisters, mother, and father. Also present in the collection are documents related to McNutt’s death in combat, his life insurance benefits, letters of condolences to his family, three letters from other relatives, friends, or acquaintances in the U.S. Army, and one photograph.Letters to McNutt's family span his time in basic training, shipment to a replacement depot for overseas service, and service with the...
Form of Material
Research materials for Michael Sledge’s book Soldier Dead: How We Recover, Identify, Bury, and Honor our Military Fallen (Columbia University Press, 2005). The book addresses the complicated physical, social, religious, economic, and political issues concerning the remains of men and women who die while serving their country. Michael Sledge is a freelance journalist and writer. He has extensively studied the sociology and psychology of the behavior...