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World War ii
Eric L Wesson
Carroll P Hungate
Biography of Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), President of the United States (1945-1953)
A Place to Honor and Remember
April 21, 2006
A Korean War Veterans Memorial is to be located on the southwest corner of 119th Street and Lowell Avenue in Overland Park. The groundbreaking ceremonies will be Saturday, April 22, 2006 with U.S. Congressman...
Time to Study Lessons Learned in War
May 2, 2003
A look at what the Iraqi War taught America. Includes a chart comparing U.S. war causualties, length of days, and total number of military in the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam...
Primaries: Victory for Symington
Article about the senatorial election of W. Stuart Symington of Missouri, "Harry S. Truman's favorite troubleshooter" as the President's advisor before the Korean War, with photo and description of his...
A Father's Day to Remember
June 17-23, 2011
Article reports that Rev. Joe Haskins received his Purple Heart after waiting 58 years. Haskins fought in the Korean War and has tried to get the award from every president since 1956. Under President...
Clippings from the Kansas City Star and Times about the Korean War of the early 1950s.
Genesis of a Decision: Response to Aggression in Korea.
Compilation of comments made by members of Truman administration describing his actions at beginning of Korean War.
Contains newspaper articles about the Korean War and the Center for the Study of the Korean War located at 1401 W. Truman Road, Independence.
Black General and Wife Killed in Plane Crash
File containing a photo and obituary for General Roscoe Cartwright, "black brigadier general, retired," killed in a plane crash at the age of 55. Native of Kansas City, Kansas serving in World War II,...
History of military medicine inside and originating out of the Kansas City area, starting with World War I Base Hospital Unit Number 28 in France and including the local civil defense program and medicine...
An Interview With Marciano Morales
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded April 30, 1977. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to contents....
An Interview With Sally Magana Ramos
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded February 10, 1981. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to...
An Interview With Rita Botello
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded June 19, 1981. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide to contents....
An Interview With Julia Gutierrez
Interviewer: Irene Ruiz. Interview recorded September 27, 1978. 1 sound cassette (ca. 90 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 1 sound disc; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has typed guide to...
Park Board OKs Site for a Korean War Memorial
November 21, 2007
Kansas City Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners approved a project to create a memorial for Missourians who died in the Korean War in Washington Square Park, near Union Station. "The design by...
Soldiers Buried in Kansas City, Missouri: Revolutionary War Through Korean War
Lists with brief descriptions of war veterans buried in Kansas City starting with the first American war, the Revolutionary.
Former Captain of Cruises on Missouri River in KC Dies at 88
October 24, 2014
Obituary for Richard J. Lynn, former owner and operator of the Missouri River Queen riverboat. The author states that Lynn served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and in the U.S. Air Force...
Robert Dale Ainsworth
March 1, 1955
Obituary for Robert Dale Ainsworth, or Robert Ainsworth, dying on March 1, 1955, a veteran pilot of World War II and the Korean War.
Impact of the Korean War on Kansas City
Photo and article about the impact of the Korean War on Kansas City in the early 1950s. Mentions decrease of unemployment through increased local manufacturing industry, reactivation of World War II facilities...
E. Bertram Berkley: Leader
Photo and biographical sketch of E. Bertram Berkley, or Bert Berkley, president of Tension Envelope company, a World War II and Korean War veteran officer and officer of several business and Jewish organizations....
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