Graphic Images

The unseen war is preserved in a series of shoebox-sized containers. It’s easy to imagine them in storage at the National Archives & Records Administration facility in College Park, Maryland. One pictures gray cardboard filing boxes stacked to the ceiling in ordered rows, like the final scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark. The researcher … More Graphic Images

Bronze Star Corpsman

The great Bob Ross has said “there are no mistakes, only happy accidents.” This can apply to the field of history as well as the field of landscape painting, as I discovered today. A researcher wrote in asking for information on a Mississippian, “E. D. ‘Dee’ Hamilton” who is referenced in an oral history collection … More Bronze Star Corpsman

Eyewitness To Saipan

The internet can be a wonderful place; you search for one thing, you find another. While researching for a man on the MissingMarines roster, I noticed an unusual but familiar name. Pennock “Penn” Bowen was a radio operator with 1/24, and from the sound of his recollections, he might well have been assigned to Company A. … More Eyewitness To Saipan