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POW Diary Origins

Details of how the diary began, how it was given away and how it was returned after the war. Digital copy of the diary is also available for viewing.

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Travels to China

Additional stories of the sea voyage to China. First stop was Pearl Harbor and then on to Guam where the Navy and Marines had a nice little bar fight. Last stop before Shanghai was three days in Manila.

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Soochow - USMC Mascot

Backstory of the famous USMC mascot Soochow. Details of how the rescued pup was drafted into the service in 1937 and later rescued with his fellow Marines in 1945.

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December 23, 1940

Letter from Shanghai wishing cousin Mike some Happy Holidays wishes.

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February 9, 1941

Letter from Shanghai to mother back home asking about family and friends in Ft Worth.

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February 10, 1941

Letter from Shanghai to his best pal in Dallas, Uncle Ed.

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USMC 4th Marine Reunion

2nd 4th Marines Reunion - April 1974 San Antonio TX. 29 years after liberation day.

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Wedding Day

May 22, 1946

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Mr & Mrs Pete George

The happy couple from the late 1940s till the 2000s

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