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Vasos (Nick G.) Second World War Correspondence
2014.055.w.r  
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Description
This collection consists of original and photopied correspondence between Sergeant Nick G. Vasos, United States Army and his family during the Second World War. The collection also includes supplementary material such as a biographical video disc, photos, and draft and assignment cards for Sgt. Vasos.
Background
Sgt. Nick G. Vasos, USA was born in Carroll, Iowa on November 23, 1917. He was a sergeant in the transport company of the 30th Infantry Division. He was on the U.S.S. Rutledge bound for French Morocco, being part of the twenty thousand strong American force trained for the first amphibious invasion known as Operation Torch. Vasos was responsible for getting vehicles ashore after the landing. French Vichy aircraft were patrolling the beach and fired upon and killed Nick. Nick was the first soldier in his company to die and the first boy from Carroll County to die in World War Two.
Extent
0.2 Linear Feet (6 folders)
Restrictions
There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.
Availability
This collection is open for research.