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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 925. A 1942 note written by Marine Terry Cleon McCluskey to his mother, Mrs. James McCluskey, Bowling Green, Kentucky. The Japanese claimed that all Marines had been killed in Tulagi in the Solomon Islands. To counteract this Japanese propaganda, a U.S. officer had the men write their families putting that location on the top of the page. Also, 1993 explanatory comments related to the note. Includes copies of newspaper clippings related to McCluskey’s war service in the Pacific.


Military History | United States History



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