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Gill Family World War II and Vietnam War papers

 Collection — Container: 00.0065 - Box 1
Identifier: 00.0065

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters and photographs from two brothers who served in the United States Marine Corps on Guadalcanal and Tulagi, Solomon Islands, in the Pacific War Campaign during World War II from 1942 to 1943.  Other letters relate to a relative of the brothers who served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1966 to 1968.


  • Created: 1942-1968
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1942-1945
  • Other: Date acquired: 02/02/2000


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

The letters from World War II were sent from Raymond and Robert Gill to their first cousins William D. Gill and his wife Maree who lived in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  Raymond Gill served with the United States Marine Corps in the Pacific Campaign as a Platoon Sergeant with the Third Barrage Balloon Squadron on Tulagi, Solomon Islands.  Robert (Bob) Gill served in the United States Marine Corps on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, with Battery F, 90mm Group, 14th Defense Battalion. An additional group of letters relates to Donor Maree Gill's son, Specialist 5 William O. Gill III who served in the U.S. Army from 1966 until 1968 and served in Vietnam with the Provisional Nha Trang Signal Battalion as part of USASTRATCOM.


1.00 boxes

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Source of Acquisition

Maree Gill

Method of Acquisition


Processing Information

Revised on 02/12/2016 by Mike Kasper.

Gill Family World War II and Vietnam War papers
Michael G. Kasper
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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