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Photo of John A. (Jack) Coughlin

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WWII - Herald and Review Library; Coughlin, John A. (Jack), 6/24/1942. Article on back of photo: "Corp. John A. Coughlin, 221, S. Taylor Ave., was one of 21 soldiers surviving the June 15 sinking of the medium-sized American freighter off the east…

A. Webber Borchers' Oral History

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This is the oral history of A. Webber Borchers. He was interviewed by Betty Turnell in 1981. The interview is in 4 parts, and covers his family history, the story of Lincoln in Macon County, his time as Chief Illiniwek, his time in the Armed Forces…

Harold B. Walter in uniform

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Herald and Review Library: Walter, Harold B., Article on back of photo; "Walter in Virginia; H. B. Walter, chief petty officer, son of M r. and Mrs. F. J. Walter, 7 West Drive, was home recently on furlough and and visited his parents and family.…

Men Working in the War Gardens

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Photograph of three men working in the war gardens in Decatur, IL during World War II

Mrs. Adkins and Soldier

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Photograph of Mrs. Adkins with unknown soldier dressing in a World War II uniform. Both are standing outside in a backyard setting. The photo was taken on June 22, 1944.

People Working in the War Gardens

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Photograph of people working in the war gardens in Decatur, IL during World War II.

Photo of Lt. Harold J. Cozad in uniform

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WWII - Herald and Review Library; Cozad, Lt. Harold J., 9/12/1944. Article on back of photo: "Lt. Harold J. Cozad; Harold J. cozad, whose wife, Mrs. Mary Jean Cozad, lives at 2104 E. Clay St. has been graduated from the officer candidate school of…

Photo of Marine Cpl. Arthur Fiedler in uniform

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WWII - Herald and Review Library; Fiedler, Arthur, 3/23/1944. Article on back: "Marine Cpl. Arthur Fiedler - veteran of seven Pacific battles, including Doolittle's raid on Tokyo - has returned to Decatur, alive! the 21-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.…

Photo of Sgt. Vito Bertoldo receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor from President Harry Truman during a White House Ceremony 12/18/1945.

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WWII - "Honored by President Truman: Sgt. Vito Bertoldo of Decatur, IL. received the Congressional Medal of Honor from President Truman during White House Ceremony December 18, 1945"

Photo do Glenn D. Johnson in uniform

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Herald and Review Library: Johnson, Glenn, D., son of Mr. and Mrs. Mac Johnson, 632 West Center street and husband of former Vera Allphin of Decatur.