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Vasos (Nick G.) Second World War Correspondence
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Arrangement
  • Preferred Citation
  • Content Description
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Biographical / Historical

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
    Title: Nick G. Vasos Second World War correspondence
    source: Vasos, Judith
    creator: Vasos, Nick G.
    Identifier/Call Number: 2014.055.w.r
    Physical Description: 0.2 Linear Feet (6 folders)
    Date (inclusive): 1935-1942
    Date (bulk): bulk
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical Location: Leatherby Libraries
    Container: WWII 5

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Judith Vasos.


    This collection is arranged by Material Type.
    Series 1, Correspondence to Nick G. Vasos,
    Series 2, Correspondence from Nick G. Vasos,
    Series 3, Correspondence of Vasos Family,
    Series 4, Photographs,
    Series 5, Ephemera,
    Series 6, Photocopies,
    Series 7, Video

    Preferred Citation

    [Item title], Nick G. Vasos Second World War correspondence (2014.055.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.

    Content Description

    This collection contains one spiral-bound book which includes photocopies of 42 letters between Sgt. Nick G. Vasos, USA and his family, as well as supplementary information by other family members and people towards the end of the book. Also included are 35 original letters between Sgt. Vasos and his family. The photocopy book includes the originals as well as some not included in the originals collection. Also included are three draft cards, three photos, and one video CD of the life story of Sgt. Vasos.

    Conditions Governing Use

    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.

    Biographical / Historical

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Correspondence -- World War, 1939-1945
    World War II
    World War, 1939-1945
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Homefront
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American.
    United States. Army.
    Vasos, Judith
    Vasos, Nick G.