John Lawrence Riehm III Papers,1941-1989
- John Lawrence Riehm III Papers,1941-1989
- Riehm, John Lawrence III, 1926-1995
- 0.33 cubic ft.
- Iwo Jima, Battle of, 1945-- Sources.
- Louisville (Ky.)-- Social life and customs.
- United States.-- Marine Corps.-- History-- World War, 1939-1945-- Sources.
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- The Filson Historical Society
- Scope and Content
- Collection focuses on Riehm's tour of duty with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and the battle for Iwo Jima. Correspondence primarily is from Riehm's loved ones and describes typical family life during the war, including work, social events, and religion. Papers contain many newspaper clippings on the war and include a scrapbook devoted to Iwo Jima. Combat photographs of Iwo Jima are of particular interest. Collection also contains official documents and certificates from the war. Miscellaneous items include Marine memorabilia, Japanese language guides, ration coupons, and magazines