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Files on Personnel and Friends of the Unit, 1925-1981.
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The lives and careers of unit personnel and friends is chronicled in this treasury of clippings, questionnaires, correspondence, photographs, Christmas cards, birth and marriage announcements, employment applications, and obituaries, as retained or compiled by Lee D. Cady. The subseries arrangements are his, especially the first (Subseries 1), which segregates the files of "outstanding individuals." The correspondence found throughout often postdates active service with the unit and includes letters of recommendation for jobs, personal letters, and nominations for military awards. Cady asked his staff for wartime snapshots, individual portraits, and other memorabilia for his unit history, but relatively few photographs were submitted, and of those, the best have been transferred to the visual collections. Postwar reunions are frequent subjects of the files. At the end of the series is the "little black book," 21st General Hospital: England, Africa, Italy, France, a unit directory of personnel published in September 1945. Documents are French and English.
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Item description, Reference Code, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.