Posts Tagged With: Jennifer Holik

Military Monday – Tips on Organizing World War II Records

The abundance of records available for World War II do not stop with a soldier’s service file (OMPF.) There are numerous reports which may list a soldier or provide the context in which he served (battles, citations received, movements, transportation.) These records range from the Company level all the way up to the overall war. […]

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Now Available! Stories from the World War II Battlefield Volume 1

New Book on World War II Research Available! “ALL THE RECORDS BURNED!” Have you heard that phrase regarding the status of Army, Air Corps, and National Guard records from World War II? Roughly 80% of these records did burn in a fire in 1973. This is not however, the end of the road for researchers. […]

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Military Monday – Oral Histories and Memories

In the fall of 2013, the Pritzker Military Museum and Library hosted their first Military History Symposium, and I heard Tim O’Brien speak for the first time. I took eight pages of notes as he spoke on writing and his experience in Vietnam. A couple of weeks ago I watched The Fiction of War air […]

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