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The Resource William E. Rush collection

William E. Rush collection

Label
William E. Rush collection, 1940-2003
Title
William E. Rush collection
Inclusive dates
1940-2003
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The bulk of this collection consists of the letters of William Earl Rush to his family when he was enlisted in the United States Marine Corp from 1940-1945. These letters have been transcribed and slightly edited. Other contents include reminiscences by his siblings, information regarding his burial in Mentone, Indiana in 1949, and nominal biographical information before he joined the Marines
Biographical or historical data
William Earl Rush was born to William R. and Bernice Rush on 24 March 1922 in Mentone, Indiana. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corp in October 1940 at the rank of Private. He attained the rank of Sergeant in 1942 and Platoon Sergeant in 1943. On July 20, 1943 William E. Rush married Wilma J. Mollenhour in Craven County, North Carolina. In February 1944 Rush achieved the rank of Gunnery Sergeant, and later that year was promoted to Warrant Officer. William E. Rush was killed at the battle of Iwo Jima in the Volcano Islands while serving with Battery H, 3rd Battalion, 14th Marines, 4th Marine Division on 8 March 1945. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star Medal for his acts of bravery on 21 February 1945 during the seizure of Iwo Jima.
Cataloging source
ISL
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1922-1945
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rush, William E.
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1924-
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Rush, Carl B.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rush, William E.
  • United States
  • United States
  • Soldiers
  • Mentone (Ind.)
Label
William E. Rush collection
Link
http://www.in.gov/library/finding-aid/S3265_Rush_William_E_Collection.pdf
Instantiates
Note
Processing information: Collection processing completed by Elizabeth M. Wilkinson. Finding aid revised 2015/10/30 by Bethany Fiechter
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17552409
Extent
1
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247213034
  • (OCoLC)247213034
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
folder
Label
William E. Rush collection
Link
http://www.in.gov/library/finding-aid/S3265_Rush_William_E_Collection.pdf
Note
Processing information: Collection processing completed by Elizabeth M. Wilkinson. Finding aid revised 2015/10/30 by Bethany Fiechter
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17552409
Extent
1
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247213034
  • (OCoLC)247213034
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
folder

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