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Oversized - WWII Drawings. Homeward Herald, the final edition, 13 January 1946.
(1) Front page is a cartoon style drawing of men on shore next to the boat under a sign the reads "Welcome Home." A band plays in the background; one soldier is chasing a woman, two others on their knees with one kissing the ground and the other raising their hands to the heavens.
(2) a printed letter from Major Charles F. Glass, Office of the Army Service Forces Transport Coordinator in the Headquarters on the S.S. President Johnson.
(3) a poem written by Robert C. Poole titled, "Guide Them Safely Home." Under the poem is a "Welcome Home" note and remarks titled, "Pop Says:" by Sgt. H. F. 'Pop' Luebke, editor.
(4) "Chaplain's Corner" with a letter written by Carmen C. Decker.
(5) "Information and Education Your New Job and Your Old 'Mos';" information on how to behave once they got back to the States.
(6) the 694th Field Artillery Battalion and the Officers with the sequence of events during the war. In the upper left corner is a cartoon of soldiers shooting heavy a artillery gun.
(7) the 779th Tank Battalion with the sequence of events during the war. In the upper left is a cartoon with a soldier on a tank.
(8) the 757th Field Artillery Battalion with the sequence of events during the war. In the upper left is a cartoon with six soldiers in a track vehicle pulling a Howitzer.
(9) "Casual Companies," describing the replacement certer officers in charge of the 23 casual company camps. In the upper left is a cartoon with a soldier sitting on a bunk shining his boots.
(10) "Awards and Decorations" Under the banner reads," Aboard the S.S. President Johnson, entering San Francisco harbor, are 34 men authorized awards and decoration by the War Department. To these high honors from their country we add our deepest personal thanks and our best wishes for a happy and prosperous future." Below begins a list of names of men who have been honored with awards and decorated for bravery.
(11) continuation of the "Awards and Decorations" list of names of men who have been honored with awards and decorated for bravery.
(12) continuation of the "Awards and Decorations" list of names of men who have been honored with awards and decorated for bravery. At the bottom are three drawn medals.
(13) "1946 Things to Remember," with a list of task to be completed to complete discharge from service once returning state side.
Oversized - WWII Drawings.
Homeward Herald page with drawings of six men and their profile descriptions of their duties to the Homeward Herald; including Maurice.
Verso: a drawn tattered paper with hand lettered quote, "When we assumed the soldier, we did not lay aside the citizen" by G. Washington.
Oversized - WWII Drawings.
Top labeled, "Homeward Herald's Staff." A drawing of five men and the descriptions of their duties at the Homeward Herald. Maurice explained, the ship they returned on carried several army units and it was these five men who volunteered to put out a newspaper with some humor as information and entertaqinment.
Verso: A letter from 1st Lt. George J. Hill to the the Army Service Forcesof the S.S. President Johnson. At the bottom is a map titled, "Where We Are" with a dotted line between P.I. (Philippine Islands) and Frisco (San Francisco).