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Joseph M. Hines Collection

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Title

Joseph M. Hines Collection

Subject

Hines, Joseph M.
Toms Brook (Va)
World War (1939-1945)

Description

A collection of images and letters associated with Joseph M. Hines. The vast majority are letters from his time serving with the United States Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater during World War Two.

Joseph Martin Hines was born in Toms Brook Virginia on December 1, 1923. His parents were Mary Thelma Borden and Duval “Du” Hines. Duval ran a general store in Toms Brook.

Joseph Hines attended Toms Brook High School and graduated in 1941. He was a member of the school band, in which he played the clarinet, and of St. Peters Lutheran Church where he sand in the choir. In 1941 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He trained at Parris Island in South Carolina in 1942. Later that year he was transferred to San Diego and later Hawaii. In 1944 he was part of the invasion force that landed at Iwo Jima.

After the war he lived in Arlington Virginia and married Ruby Beaver. He died in 1969.

Creator

Joseph M. Hines

Source

Joseph M. Hines Collection, Truban Archives, Shenandoah County Library, Edinburg, Virginia.

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

1941-1945

Rights

Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC)

Relation

Finding Aid available at http://shenandoah.co.lib.va.us/2017-0009.html

Language

English

Collection Items

USMC Hike Photographs
Photographs showing US Marines of the 4th Marine Division after a training hike at Camp Pendelton in October of 1943.

Just "4" Fun Variety Group
Photograph showing a performance of the Just "4" Fun Variety Troop. The Variety Troop was made up entirely of US Marines and was a part of the 4th Marine Division in World War Two. Joseph M. Hines was a member of the group.

Just "4" Fun Variety Troop
Photograph showing the Just "4" Fun Variety Troop after a performance at an unknown location. The Variety Troop was made up entirely of US Marines and was a part of the 4th Marine Division in World War Two. Joseph M. Hines was a member of the group.

Hines Family
Photograph of Joseph M. Hines, USMC with his family. It was taken at the Hines family home on Main Street in Toms Brook while he was home on leave in October 1943.

Pictured from left to right are:

Duval "Du" Delaney Hines, Erma May Hines, Mary…

Joseph M. Hines with unidentified Woman
Photograph showing Joseph M. Hines with a girl on his lap. According to a letter written by Hines on June 11, 1945 she was "Johnnie Wisemuller's girl." Johnnie Wisemuller was famous for playing Tarzan.

Troop Mess Ticket
Troop Mess Ticket giving Joseph M. Hines, USMC, permission to eat chow early due to his duties in the ship's laundry. Dated February 1945.

&quot;Dear Mother &amp; All&quot; Letter<br /><br />
Letter sent from Joseph M. Hines, USMC, to his mother Mary Hines and family in Toms Brook Virginia. The letter was sent care of the fleet post office in San Francisco California.

&quot;Dear Mother &amp; All&quot; Letter<br /><br />
Letter sent from Joseph M. Hines, USMC, to his mother Mary Hines and family in Toms Brook Virginia. The letter was sent care of the fleet post office in San Francisco California.

&quot;Dear Mother &amp; All&quot; Letter
Letter sent from Joseph M. Hines, USMC, to his mother Mary Hines and family in Toms Brook Virginia. The letter was sent care of the fleet post office in San Francisco California.

&quot;Dear Erma&quot; Letter
Letter sent from Joseph M. Hines, USMC, to his sister Erma Hines in Toms Brook Virginia. The letter was sent care of the fleet post office in San Francisco California.

&quot;Dear Mother &amp; All&quot; Letter
Letter sent from Joseph M. Hines, USMC, to his mother Mary Hines and family in Toms Brook Virginia. The letter was sent care of the fleet post office in San Francisco California.

&quot;Dear Mother &amp; All&quot;
Letter sent from Joseph M. Hines, USMC, to his mother Mary Hines and family in Toms Brook Virginia. The letter was sent care of the fleet post office in San Francisco California.

&quot;Hi Old Man&quot; Letter
Letter sent from Joseph M. Hines, USMC, to his father Duval Hines in Toms Brook Virginia. The letter was sent care of the fleet post office in San Francisco California.

&quot;Dear Mother &amp; All&quot; Letter
Letter sent from Joseph M. Hines, USMC, to his mother Mary Hines and family in Toms Brook Virginia. The letter was sent care of the fleet post office in San Francisco California.

&quot;Dear Mother &amp; All&quot; Letter
Letter sent from Joseph M. Hines, USMC, to his mother Mary Hines and family in Toms Brook Virginia. The letter was sent care of the fleet post office in San Francisco California.

&quot;Dear Mother &amp; All&quot; Letter
Letter sent from Joseph M. Hines, USMC, to his mother Mary Hines and family in Toms Brook Virginia. The letter was sent care of the fleet post office in San Francisco California.

&quot;Dear Mother &amp; All&quot; Letter
Letter sent from Joseph M. Hines, USMC, to his mother Mary Hines and family in Toms Brook Virginia. The letter was sent care of the fleet post office in San Francisco California.

&quot;Dear Mother &amp; All&quot; Letter
Letter sent from Joseph M. Hines, USMC, to his mother Mary Hines and family in Toms Brook Virginia. The letter was sent care of the fleet post office in San Francisco California.

&quot;Dear Mother &amp; All&quot; Letter
Letter sent from Joseph M. Hines, USMC, to his mother Mary Hines and family in Toms Brook Virginia. The letter was sent care of the fleet post office in San Francisco California.

&quot;Dear Mother and All&quot; Letter
Letter sent from Joseph M. Hines, USMC, to his mother Mary Hines and family in Toms Brook Virginia. The letter was sent care of the fleet post office in San Francisco California.

&quot;Dear Mother and All&quot; Letter
Letter sent from Joseph M. Hines, USMC, to his mother Mary Hines and family in Toms Brook Virginia. The letter was sent care of the fleet post office in San Francisco California.

&quot;Dear Mother&quot;
Letter sent from Joseph M. Hines, USMC, to his mother Mary Hines of Toms Brook Virginia. The letter was sent care of the fleet post office in San Francisco California.

&quot;Dear Dad&quot; Letter
Letter sent from Joseph M. Hines, USMC, to his father Duval Hines of Toms Brook Virginia. The letter was sent care of the fleet post office in San Francisco California.

&quot;Dear Mother&quot; Letter
Letter sent from Joseph M. Hines, USMC, to his mother Mary Hines of Toms Brook Virginia. The letter was sent care of the fleet post office in San Francisco California.

&quot;Dear Mother&quot; Letter
Letter sent by Joseph M. Hines to his mother Mary Hines of Toms Brook Virginia. The letter was sent care of the fleet post office in San Francisco California.
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