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Amherst Hardy's Oral History

This is the oral history of Amherst Hardy. He was interviewed by Robert Williams on February 28, 1990. The interview includes his early life, working for the Herald and Review, and his experience during World War II.

Lybrand Smith

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Photograph of Lybrand Palmer Smith in his naval uniform. Photo by Rembrandt Studios, ran in the Decatur Herald 7/7/1929. Lybrand is a fourth generation Smith Family. His great grand father was Johnson Joshua Smith, grandfather was William Lybrand…

Lieut. and Mrs. H. C. Mechtoldt

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Photograph of Lieut. and Mrs. H. C. Mechtoldt. Lt. Mechtoldt died Feb 26, 1938. Retired naval officer and veteran of World War I. He left Decatur in 1911. He had been the Navy 21 years and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Photo taken by…

Photo of Yeoman Robert Terneus in Uniform

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Herald and Review Library: Photo of Yeoman Robert Terneus; Article on back of photo; "Robert Terneus, a navy yeoman, has been placed on full time active duty in Decatur to handle all administrative work for the Decatur naval reserve. Yeoman Terneus,…

Photo of George W. Myer Shaking Hands Aboard Ship

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Herald and Review Library: Photo of George W. Myer, son of F. C. Myer Jr., 1182 W. Forest Ave., Decatur, IL.

Photo of Robert E. Lloyd in Navy White Dress Uniform

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Herald and Review Library: Photo of Robert E. Lloyd, 5 Powers Lane Place, Decatur, IL.

Photo of Seaman 2nd Class Lawrence Lee in Navy Uniform.

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Herald and Review Library: Photo of Seaman 2nd Class Lawrence Lee; Article on back of photo: "Lawrence Lee, seaman, second class, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Lee, 1823 N. 35th St., Decatur, IL., is serving aboard the U.S. Fulton, a submarine…