Thomas Gage papers  1754-1807 (bulk 1759-1775)
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George W. and Marguerite Harms papers in Manuscripts Division [series]:
Box   1, WWII Small Collections Folder   7
  1943 July 1 . Orders for George W. Harms to report to the induction and recruiting station, Detroit, Mich., for transportation to San Diego    [Note: 2 copies, one with manuscript notes]
Lists men in his charge who are to report with him.
 
  1944 April 10 . News report by Jack Mahon, Kansas City Star
"Reform a Bataan Unit. Fourth Marine Regiment is reorganized in Pacific. Famed leatherneck raiders of Tulagi-to-Emirau era, seek to avenge heroes of tragic days in Philippines."
 
  1944 December 22 . List of promotions for Second Battalion, Foruth Marines, Sixth Marine Division.
Includes Geroge W. Harms' promotion to Corporal "Line" (temporary).
 
  1945 June 27 . List of promotions for Second Battalion, Foruth Marines, Sixth Marine Division.
Includes Geroge W. Harms' promotion to Sergeant "Line" (temporary).
 
  1945 November 7 . Orders for sentry of beer watch
"Sentry will be posted in front of store room at Enlisted Men's Beer Hall twenty-four hours daily."
 
  1945 November 12 . Orders for George W. Harms to report to the "Commanding Officer of the nearest Marine Corps activity for further transfer to the Training Battalion, Marine Corps Schools, Marine Barracks, Quantico, Virginia."
"Sentry will be posted in front of store room at Enlisted Men's Beer Hall twenty-four hours daily."
Box   1, WWII Small Collections Folder   8
  1945 December 13 . Orders for George W. Harms
"Proceed to Quantico, Va., where upon arrival you will report to the Training Battalion, Marine Corps School."
 
  1945 November 12 . Orders for George W. Harms to be transferred state side
 
  [1945?] . "Certificate of Private Ownership of Souvenirs"
 
  1946 January 29 . Honorable discharge
Lists vital information, wounds received, qualifications and rank.
 
  1990 March 6 . Transmittal of and/or Entitlement to Awards for George W. Harms
Awarded Bronze Star medal, Purple Heart Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory medal, China Service medal, Presidential Unit Commendation ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation ribbon, and Expert Rifle badge.
 
 Undated. Copy of text of Bronze Star Medal awarded to George W. Harms
"For heroic achievement in connection with operations against the Japanese enemy on Okinawa, Shima, Ryukyu Islands... While serving as a sergeant guide of a rifle platoon of a Marine rifle company, Sergeant Harms, on 24 May 1945... led his platoon... to seize a ridge infested with enemy riflemen and mortars."