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This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434;


Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 872. Diary of James William Emerson, Covington, Kentucky, while he was enlisted in the United States Navy. He enlisted in 1941 and served as a machinist’s mate on the USS Stevenson. The diary dates from 1943-1944 and details his round trip journey from Cape Henry, Virginia to French Morocco. Other items include rank insignias (3), training certificate, discharge papers, newspaper clipping, biographical information, etc.


Military History | United States History



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