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Detail from a portrait of Joe Farinholt in Army uniform

Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: World War, 1939-1945
  • Branch of Service: Army
  • Service Unit/Ship: Headquarters, 3rd Battalion, 175th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division
  • Location of Service: European Theater
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/3521

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More Resources

[ Enlisted Record and Report of Separation ]
[ General Orders number 67, awarding Farinholt the Silver Star [7/30/1944] ]
[ Award of the Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster to the Silver Star [7/18/1944] ]
[ Award of the Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster to the Silver Star [10/13/1944] ]
[ Award of the Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster to the Silver Star [11/26/1944] ]
[ Award of the Bronze Star Medal [1/17/1989] ]

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[ Award of the Purple Heart [1/17/1989] ]
[ Award of the Croix de Guerre 1940 Avec Palme [12/1/1946] ]
[ Memo advising that Farinholt has been awarded the Croix de Guerre by the Belgian government [10/10/1946] ]
[ Letter to Farinholt accompanying the Croix de Guerre awarded by the Belgian Government [4/8/1947] ]
[ Authorization for the Issuance of Awards [1/17/1989] ]
[ List of soldiers in the 175th Infantry Regiment who were awarded the Silver Star ]
[ Page from a Killed in Action roster for the 175th Infantry Regiment [11/16/1944 to 12/29/1944] ]
[ Pages from a Wounded in Action roster for the 175th Infantry Regiment [11/25/1944 to 12/31/1944] ]
[ Memoir of Joseph Farinholt, with a Forward by Major Drew Sullins ]
[ Photocopy of a letter to Mrs. Mildred Farinholt from Lt. James Brown [1/29/1945] ]
[ Photocopy of a letter from Lt. James Brown to Joe Farinholt [5/11/1945] ]
[ Photocopy of a letter to Farinholt from a buddy [11/30/1944] ]
[ Photocopy of a letter to Farinholt from a buddy [1/11/1945] ]
[ Photocopy of a letter to Farinholt from Benny [1/11/1945] ]
[ Photocopy of a letter to Farinholt from a buddy [3/28/1945] ]
[ Photocopy of a letter to Farinholt from a buddy [5/2/1945] ]
[ Photocopy of a letter from Bill Stamos[?] [3/29/1945] ]
[ Photocopy of a letter from Maurice Miller to Farinholt [1/10/1945] ]
[ Photocopy of a letter from Alice Victor to Farinholt [2/10/1945] ]
[ Photocopy of a letter from the 175th Infantry's Regiment's Commander, Col. William C. Purnell [4/24/1951] ]
[ Photocopy of a letter from Orville Smith, medic who treated Farinholt's wounds on the battlefield [4/3/1999] ]
[ Report recommending Joseph Farinholt for consideration of a Medal of Honor award ]
[ Newsclipping: "Baltimorean Wins Tank Raid Medal" ]
[ Newsclipping: "Silver Star Wearer Gains Double Cluster" ]
[ Newsclipping: "2 Baltimoreans Given Awards for Bravery" ]
[ Newspaper wedding announcement for Joseph and Agnes Farinholt ]
[ Newsclipping: "One more detail on Veterans Day" ]
[ Newsclipping: "Another Fallen Hero--No Thanks Required" ]
[ Program: "Presentation to the Library of Congress in Honor of Technical Sergeant Joseph A. Farinholt by Congressman Roscoe G. Bartlett" [11/12/2002] ]

About this Item

Title

  • Joseph A. Farinholt Collection

Names

  • Bartlett, Roscoe G.
  • U.S. House of Representatives/Roscoe G. Bartlett
  • Farinholt, Joseph A.

Home State

  • Maryland

Headings

  • -  Farinholt, Joseph A.
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Male

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • World War, 1939-1945

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Service Unit/Ship: Headquarters, 3rd Battalion, 175th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division
    • Location of Service: European Theater
    • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
    • Dates of Service: 1938-1946
    • Military Status: veteran

Materials

  • Computer File: CD [1 item] -- Multiple types of electronic files (collected 2002-11-11)
  • Manuscript: Biography [1 item] -- (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Printed matter [2 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 2002-11-12)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/3521

Cite as

  • Joseph A. Farinholt Collection (AFC/2001/001/3521), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • image

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

Veterans and interviewers contribute these materials to the Library for scholarly and educational purposes, retaining any copyright they may hold. Therefore, permission must be obtained before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these materials should contact the Veterans History Project for assistance.

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Please contact VHP for assistance if you need to contact a veteran for permission to use their materials in exhibition or publication, or if you have received permission from the veteran and need access to high-resolution copies of VHP collection materials.

Citing VHP Materials

Please use the following formats when citing Veterans History Project materials (substituting the appropriate name and collection ID number).

Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Bartlett, Roscoe G, U.S. House Of Representatives/Roscoe G. Bartlett, and Joseph A Farinholt. Joseph A. Farinholt Collection. 1938. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.03521/.

APA citation style:

Bartlett, R. G., U.S. House Of Representatives/Roscoe G. Bartlett & Farinholt, J. A. (1938) Joseph A. Farinholt Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.03521/.

MLA citation style:

Bartlett, Roscoe G, U.S. House Of Representatives/Roscoe G. Bartlett, and Joseph A Farinholt. Joseph A. Farinholt Collection. 1938. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.03521/>.