Shenandoah County Library Archives

Shenandoah County Library Digital Archives

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Photograph of Earl Lee Mowery (1926-1980). Earl lived in Woodstock Virginia and was married to Elaine Hoover. They had one daughter, Karenina Mowery.

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Photograph taken by Hugh Morrison showing James Hardy Rinehart, a Shenandoah County native who served in the US Army during World War Two.

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On December 11, 1941 rationing began in the United States when the government created 7,500 ration boards around the country to limit the sale of tires and other rubber products. Between that date and 1946 sales of hundreds of other items, including…

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On April 13, 1945 Corporal Aiden Zirkle died on Okinawa. He was a member of Company E, Second Battalion, Seventh Regiment, First Marine Division. Reports indicate he succumbed to would obtained while leading his unit against an entrenched machine…

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Dog tag produced to mark the marriage of Jo Ann Walters and Frank J. Walters of Edinburg Virginia.

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Colorized photograph showing the United States Navy Destroyer Charles F. Hughes (DD428) sometime during World War Two. The image was owned by Franklin J. Walters who served aboard the destroyer during the conflict.

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Certificate issued to Franklin J. Walters certifying the decorations, medals, and badges he is entitled to wear to commemorate his service in the Second World War. Signed by H.T. Jones, United States Navy Reserves on June 30 1945.

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Certificate of completion for the United States Navy's Seaman First Class Training Course presented to Franklin Joseph Walters on May 22 1944.

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Honorable Discharge from the United States Navy issued to Franklin Joseph Walters in October 1945.

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This Christmas greeting and prayer appeared on the front page of the Shenandoah Herald on December 19, 1941. It reflected on the military service of many county residents and the seperation that caused during the holidays.

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Newspaper clipping showing one of the observation towers built in Shenandoah County during the early part of World War Two. These sites were designed to watch for incoming enemy plans and to monitor US aircraft overhead. They were staffed by…

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Newspaper clipping showing local men involved in the Civilian Pilots Training Program at the Winchester Airport. The program allowed civilians to be trained to fly aircraft in advance of any induction into military service. It was sponsored by the…

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This article appeared in the December 12, 1941 edition of the Shenandoah Herald. In it local defense official Cecil Newcorn announced he had received a message ordering the county's lookout posts to be manned around the clock. Eventually sixteen of…

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Three days after the Japense attack on Pearl Harbor, this advertisment appeared in the Northern Virginia Daily. It notes that war had been declared before Christmas but encourages individuals to still but while prices were low.

This advertisment…

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This editorial appeared in the December 8, 1941 edition of the Northern Virginia Daily. Published in response to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, it gives insight into how the local community reacted to the assault. 

The article echoes…

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Certificate issued to Franklin J. Walters certifying that is has completed a period of training and active service in the United States Navy during World War Two.

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Photograph taken by Hugh Morrison showing an unidentified World War Two soldier.

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Photograph from the collection of photographer Hugh Morrison showing an unidentified soldier and an unidentified woman.

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Photograph taken by Hugh Morrison showing Edward Gearing, a Shenandoah County resident who served in the US Army as a Lieutenant in the 29th Infantry Division during World War Two.

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Photograph taken by Hugh Morrison showing Carl E. Linaweaver, a Shenandoah County native who served in the US Navy during World War Two.

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Photograph taken by Hugh Morrison showing Gilbert Baker, a Shenandoah County resident who served in the US Army during World War Two.

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Picture taken by Hugh Morrison showing Alva Fravel, a Shenandoah County who served in the US Army during World War Two.

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Photograph taken by Hugh Morrison showing Evelyn Clem, a Shenandoah County resident who served in the US Navy during World War Two.

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Photograph taken by Hugh Morrison showing Edgar Headley, a Shenandoah County resident. Headley served in the US Army Air Force during World War Two and, while he is pictured here as an aviation cadet, he eventually rose to the rank of colonel.

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Photograph taken by Hugh Morrison showing Laco "Peck" Dellinger, a Shenandoah County resident who served in the US Marine Corps during World War Two.
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