René-Charles-Élisabeth, comte de Ligniville collection  1793-[1797] (bulk 1796)
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Emanuel Levy was born on April 11, 1918, the son of Barnet Levy of Brooklyn, New York. His siblings included Evelyn and Danny. Levy, a draftee, was inducted into the United States Army in January 1941 and trained at Camp Upton, New York, before joining the 101st Signal Operation Battalion at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. He served in Hawaii and the Pacific Theater (December 1941-February 1943); at Camp Beale, California (February 1943-April 1943); and Camp Butner, North Carolina (April 1943-July 1943). In July 1943, he joined the 303rd Signal Operation Battalion, with which he served at Camp Crowder, Missouri (July 1943-October 1943); various bases in California (October 1943-July 1944); Camp Shelby, Mississippi (July 1944-August 1944); and western Europe (August 1944-August 1945). Levy was en route to the Philippine Islands when the war ended, and he received his discharge at Camp Drum, New York, in September 1945. Levy attained the rank of master sergeant during the war and was a member of the 303rd Signal Operation Battalion's reunion committee.