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Pascoe (Neil Campbell) World War II Correspondence and Watson (Michael L.) Vietnam War Correspondence
2016.167.w.r  
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Description
Letters from Sgt. Neil C. Pascoe (WWII) to his wife, Ruth Pascoe (written as Mrs. Neil C. Pascoe) – March 1944 to October 1945. Letters from Neil C. Pascoe to his mother, Mrs. R.W. Pascoe –March 1944 to Sept. 1945. Newspaper clippings 1943 to 1944. Veteran Information Card. Two letters from Michael L. Watson to Jenny Kenyon 11/1970 and 12/1971 (Vietnam War).
Background
Neil Campbell Pascoe was born October 31, 1909 in Easton, Pa. and resided in Branchville, NJ for many years until moving to Naples, FL in 1974. There, he passed away at the age of 99, on Jan. 4, 2009. He attended the Georgia Institute of Technology and was a graduate of Washington and Lee University's class of 1934. Mr. Pascoe was a life member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, VA Epsilon Chapter. Prior to his retirement, he was a Senior Vice President and Personnel Director of Selective Insurance Company in Branchville. Neil joined the Army as a private in July 1943, and was discharged as a sergeant in November 1945, after 13 months in the European Theater. An edition of the SigEp Journal reported that he was the first corporal to cross the Rhine River. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army and was a life member of Pvt. Peter S. Hotalen Post No. 157, and a past Sussex County Commander of the American Legion. He was also a past president of the Sussex County Rotary Club. During his Branchville days, he served for many years on the Borough Council, and was a charter member of the Culver Brook Restoration Foundation. He also served as Chairman of the Selective Service Draft Board No. 41 from 1950 to 1969. Mr. Pascoe was a past chairman of the Sussex County Mosquito Extermination Committee. While residing in Naples, he was a Charter Member of the Vanderbuilt Presbyterian Church and a founding member of the Quail Run Country Club.
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.25 Linear Feet (5 folders)
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