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Garnett Moneymaker in uniform [n.d.]

Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: World War, 1939-1945; Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Branch of Service: Navy
  • Unit of Service/Ship: USS Boise (CL 47)
  • Location of Service:
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Junior Grade; Lieutenant
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/83353

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"Well the Boise finally did her duty for democracy and for a wonder we are still afloat…" (Diary, October 11, 1942)

When World War II erupted in December 1941, Garnett Moneymaker had already served several years of duty aboard the USS Boise as an electrician. Upon his re-enlistment, he recorded his day-to-day experiences in three diaries, which span his time in the Pacific Theater as well as in the Mediterranean during the invasion of Sicily. He discusses the politics, pleasures and annoyances of shipboard life, as well as providing a blow-by-blow account of the Battle of Cape Esperance on October 11, 1942, off the coast of Guadalcanal. In the midst of the battle, Moneymaker relates, "Can't say just how I feel but I am definitely scared, but I can still do all that I am supposed to do. Just feel sorta small."

[ The Wartime Diaries of Dr. Garnett Moneymaker ]

More Resources

[ Photo Album ]
[ Diary of Garnett B. Moneymaker, Nov. 1941 to Feb. 1942 ]
[ Diary of Garnett B. Moneymaker, June 1942 to Nov. 1942 ]
[ Diary of Garnett B. Moneymaker, June 1943 [?] to Oct. 1943 [?] ]
[ Diary of Garnett B. Moneymaker, Dec. 1943 to April 1944 ]

About this Item

Title

  • Garnett Bailey Moneymaker Collection

Names

  • Moneymaker, Garnett Bailey
  • Shapiro, Henry D.

Home State

  • New Mexico

Headings

  • -  Moneymaker, Garnett Bailey
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Navy.
  • -  Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Navy.

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: Navy
    • Unit of Service: USS Boise (CL 47)
    • Location of Service:
    • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Junior Grade
    • Dates of Service: 1937-1945
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
  • Korean War, 1950-1953

    • Branch of Service: Navy
    • Location of Service:
    • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
    • Entrance into Service: Drafted
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran served as a doctor during the Korean War.

Materials

  • Manuscript: Diaries and journals [4 items] -- Handwritten document (collected 1941-1944)
  • Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Transcription of document (collected 2011-03)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/83353

Cite as

  • Garnett Bailey Moneymaker Collection (AFC/2001/001/83353), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Citing VHP Materials

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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:

Moneymaker, Garnett Bailey, and Henry D Shapiro. Garnett Bailey Moneymaker Collection. 1937. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.83353/.

APA citation style:

Moneymaker, G. B. & Shapiro, H. D. (1937) Garnett Bailey Moneymaker Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.83353/.

MLA citation style:

Moneymaker, Garnett Bailey, and Henry D Shapiro. Garnett Bailey Moneymaker Collection. 1937. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.83353/>.