John H. Sears papers, 1943-1996.


John H. Sears papers, 1943-1996.

Contains the following types of materials: memoirs, personnel documents, awards / certificates, organizational documents, unit histories, newspapers, reports, maps, photos. Contains information pertaining to the following war: World War II. General description of the collection: The John H. Sears papers cover the history of the 87th United States Chemical Mortar Battalion at Camp Rucker, Alabama, from 1943 until John Sears' discharge in 1945. Included are copies of Bronze Star citations for individuals in the 87th Battalion, narrative accounts of specific engagements, newspaper articles, reunion information, company histories, maps, and photographs.

1 box.


SNAC Resource ID: 7647782

U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center

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Sears, John Henry (person)

Physician. From the description of Document, 1845, June 31 : Sharon. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35329298 John H. Sears was a United States (U.S.) Army soldier who served in World War II (WWII). He joined the 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion around 1943 and served with the unit until 1945. The 87th was activated in May 1943 and supported several different divisions from D-Day (June 6, 1944) invasion through the occupation of Germany. From the description...

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United States. Army. Chemical Mortar Battalion, 87th (corporateBody)