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Minard Willson receiving his Purple Heart medal [ca. 1945]

Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: World War, 1939-1945
  • Branch of Service: Marine Corps
  • Service Unit/Ship: Company F, Company H, 2nd Marine Division
  • Location of Service: Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands); Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands); Tarawa Atoll (Gilbert Islands); American Samoa
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/66896

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Minard Willson Collection
Interview / Recording

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[ Letter from Minard Wilson to Dolores Hambel [7/11/1943] ]
[ Letter from Minard Wilson to Dolores Hambel [8/9/1943] ]
[ Letter from Minard Wilson to Dolores Hambel [10/22/1943] ]
[ Letter from Minard Wilson to Dolores Hambel [10/23/1943] ]
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[ Letter from Minard Wilson to Dolores Hambel [12/19/1943] ]
[ Letter from Minard Wilson to Dolores Hambel [12/24/1943] ]
[ Letter from Dolores Hambel to Minard Wilson [1/20/1944] ]
[ Letter from Minard Wilson to Dolores Hambel [1/24/1944] ]
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[ Letter to Minard Wilson from "Ruth and Dad" [3/22/1944] ]
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[ Letter to Minard Wilson from "Ruth and Dad" [4/16/1944] ]
[ Letter from Minard Wilson to Dolores Hambel [5/1/1944] ]
[ Letter from Minard Wilson to Dolores Hambel [7/16/1944] ]
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[ Letter from Minard Wilson to Dolores Hambel [10/10/1944] ]
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[ Letter from Minard Wilson to Dolores Hambel October 23, 1944 ]
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[ Letter from Minard Wilson to Dolores Hambel October 25, 1944 ]
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[ Letter from Minard Wilson to Dolores Hambel November 20, 1944 ]
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[ Letter from Minard Wilson to Dolores Hambel January 4, 1945 ]
[ Letter from Minard Wilson to Dolores Hambel January 5, 1945 ]
[ Letter from Minard Wilson to Dolores Hambel January 9, 1945 ]
[ Letter from Minard Wilson to Dolores Hambel January 11, 1945 ]
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About this Item

Title

  • Minard Willson Collection

Names

  • Willson, Minard
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, Captain Nathan Watkins Chapter
  • Montgomery, Arlene J.

Home State

  • Arkansas

Headings

  • -  Willson, Minard
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Marine Corps.

Repository

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

Gender

  • Male

Race

  • White

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • World War, 1939-1945

    • Branch of Service: Marine Corps
    • Service Unit/Ship: Company F, Company H, 2nd Marine Division
    • Location of Service: Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands); Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands); Tarawa Atoll (Gilbert Islands); American Samoa
    • Highest Rank: Sergeant
    • Dates of Service: 1940-1945
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran suffered wounds to his left arm. It was ordered to be taken off twice, but it was saved by a different doctor.

Materials

  • Audio: Microcassette [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2009-05-25)
  • Photograph: Digital print [10 items] -- Photographs (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Correspondence [92 items] -- Handwritten document (collected 1941-1945)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/66896

Cite as

  • Minard Willson Collection (AFC/2001/001/66896), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • audio
  • 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.

As a publicly supported institution, the Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item from the Library’s collections and for securing any necessary permissions rests with persons desiring to use the item.

Please contact us with questions.

Obtaining Copies of VHP Materials

In order for VHP materials to be duplicated, we must receive written permission from the interviewee for you to obtain a copy of the recording unless the proposed use is limited to personal use, research, or other uses permissible by copyright law. If the interviewee is deceased, their next-of-kin may grant written permission.

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:

Willson, Minard, Captain Nathan Watkins Chapter Daughters Of The American Revolution, and Arlene J Montgomery. Minard Willson Collection. 1940. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.66896/.

APA citation style:

Willson, M., Daughters Of The American Revolution, C. N. W. C. & Montgomery, A. J. (1940) Minard Willson Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.66896/.

MLA citation style:

Willson, Minard, Captain Nathan Watkins Chapter Daughters Of The American Revolution, and Arlene J Montgomery. Minard Willson Collection. 1940. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.66896/>.