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Memories In Hand: Veterans Project

Quick Links:  ▶ Army   |   ▶ Navy   |   ▶ Marine Corps   |   ▶ Air Force

   ▶ Learn how to participate 


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Lester Scott, U.S. Army, 314th Field Artillery, WWI.

Corporal Raymond J. Falland, U.S. Army, 314th Field Artillery, 80th Division (Blue Ridge), WWI

Sgt John M. Miller, U.S. Army, 314th Field Artillery, 80th Division (Blue Ridge), WWI

Freddie Elkes, U.S. Army Air Force, World War II

Alfred G. Johnson, U.S. Army, Infantry Division, WWII, Purple Heart recipient

William E. Drennan Jr., U.S. Army, WWII

Ella Jane Kelley with sons Raymond, Navy; John, Army; and Donald, Navy, WWII

2nd Lt Lauramae Miller Powers, U.S. Army, Nurse Corps, and Corporal TEC 5 David L. Powers, WWII

SSG Willard D. Bell, U. S. Army, 83rd Infantry Division, WWII, Purple Heart Recipient

Charles Elwood Clutter, US Army, WWII

Kief Stryker, U.S. Army, World War II

Andrew Kramer, U.S. Army, Military Police, World War I

LaPFC James W. Coulter, U.S. Army, World War II, Killed in Action, December 21, 1944.

Dr. Alan Fawcett, U.S. Army. Post-World War II, Occupied Germany

Clyde Thomas, U.S. Army, 1962-1964


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Mary Ann Duffy with her father Rocco Furline, U.S. Navy, World War II

Edward C Wurtzbacher, U.S. Navy, WWII

Arther R. Dunnell, U.S. Navy, WWII

Bernard Clutter, US Navy, WWII

Plennie L. Clutter, Jr., US Navy and Mildred Clutter Thomas, US Army Nurse., WWII

Dr. James W. Garrison, U.S. Navy, Korean War era

Marine Corps

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Corporal Lee Cole of Follansbee, WV, U.S. Marine Corps, WWII

Edwin C. Bearss, U.S. Marine, WWII, Purple Heart Recipient

Gene Johnson, U.S. Marine Corps, Korean War

Air Force

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William Hogan Sr., U.S. Army, Signal Corps, WWI

Ellis Raymond Mitchell, United States Army Air Corps, Military Police, WWII

Glenn C. Lively, U.S. Air Force, 1956-1959

Dennis Rothenbuehler, U.S. Air Force, 1960-1981, Vietnam War Veteran

Fred Oelschlager, U.S. Air Force, Military Police, Vietnam Era, 1965-1969

Captian Harry J. Trosch IV, U.S. Air Force

Participate in the Memories in Hand: Veterans Project

Are you a U.S. military veteran from the Wheeling/Ohio Valley area? Do you have a relative or close friend who served?
If so, we invite you to participate in a new project of the Ohio County Public Library Archives called, "Memories in Hand," a part of our ongoing Wheeling Memory Project.
If you are veteran, just bring a photo of yourself in uniform. If you are a friend or relative, just bring a photo of your veteran in uniform. If you are also in the photo, that's great, but not required. And the photo can be from any time period, any war, wartime or not.
We will take a photograph of your hands holding the photograph and create an image, like the examples you see above, featuring a brief quote. These images will be made the perfect size for a Facebook cover image, and we encourage you to use them accordingly, especially on Veterans Day (Nov. 11). 
Just send us an email or give us a call at 304-232-0244 so that we can arrange a time. Please help us honor the brave men and women who have served our country with "Memories in Hand," stories through photographs of veterans, by veterans themselves, and the people who love them.
Memories in Hand on Archiving Wheeling.

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