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Shirley Johnson Collection (1003) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10030000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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This collection contains letters from President Nixon, and the United States Air Force (USAF) to Mrs. Johnson regarding the status and condition of her husband, Major Samuel Johnson, after he was shot down over North Vietnam. Major Johnson, now a U.S. Respresentative from Texas, was held captive in a prison in Hanoi for seven years. These letters also indicate to her the measures taken by the USAF and the Nixon Administration to locate its personnel who had been listed as MIAs (Missing In Action) or POW (Prisoner Of War). NOTE: Researchers wanting access to boxes 13-16 must contact archival staff prior to arrival in Lubbock, due to condition of materials.

In addition the collection includes letters of the League of Families (an association formed by the families of MIAs and POWs) and those from the North Vietnamese Government giving concessions on family-packages to captured personnel.

The collection date ranges from 1966 to 1972. The collection includes numerous newspaper articles about Col. Sam Johnson as a POW and Mrs. Johnson's involvement in trying to secure his and other POWs release, and Sam Johnson's post-war political career. There is also a wide assortment of other documents regarding POWs/MIAs including Hearings Before the Subcommittee on National Security, newspaper and magazine articles, form letters for POWs to send overseas to family, newsletters, press releases, photocopied magazine articles, and fact sheet about POWs and MIAs.

Added: 08 Aug 2002[Updated: 30 Sep 2019]
Newspaper Photograph of Maj. and Mrs. Charles G. Boyd renewing their vows
Item Number: 10030404149   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 25 Jun 2003[Updated: 25 Jun 2003]
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Letter to Shirley Johnson from Cherie
Item Number: 10030404102   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 12 February 1973

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 24 Jun 2003[Updated: 24 Jun 2003]
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Newspaper Photograph of Returning American Prisoners of War
Item Number: 10030404043   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 17 Jun 2003[Updated: 17 Jun 2003]
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Newspaper Photograph of Capt. Galand R. Kramer with his son Todd and his daughter Cynthia
Item Number: 10030404152   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 25 Jun 2003[Updated: 25 Jun 2003]
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Letter Addressed toShirley and childrenFrom Debbie Park
Item Number: 10030404105   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 12 February 1973

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 24 Jun 2003[Updated: 24 Jun 2003]
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Newspaper Photograph of Capt. Jerry A. Singleton and his wife Barbara
Item Number: 10030404154   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 25 Jun 2003[Updated: 25 Jun 2003]
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Dallas Times Herald articles: Released POWs listed and 8 freed POWs hail from Texas
Item Number: 10030404046   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

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Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 17 Jun 2003[Updated: 17 Jun 2003]
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Newspaper Article: POWs Adjusting With Few Problems
Item Number: 10030404156   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 26 Jun 2003[Updated: 26 Jun 2003]
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Newspaper article: Who Is This Young Man?
Item Number: 10030403030   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 12 Jun 2003[Updated: 12 Jun 2003]
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Newspaper Article: Hart Side: Some Viet war critics eat crow
Item Number: 10030404159   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

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Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 26 Jun 2003[Updated: 26 Jun 2003]
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Newspaper articles: Springsman's 'Still a Little Low' and POW Describes Life on the Move As Cong Prisoner
Item Number: 10030404160   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

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Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 26 Jun 2003[Updated: 26 Jun 2003]
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Letter to Sam from Peter Thomas Potts
Item Number: 10030404115   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

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Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 24 Jun 2003[Updated: 24 Jun 2003]
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Newspaper article: Dallas families find time drags
Item Number: 10030404049   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

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Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 18 Jun 2003[Updated: 18 Jun 2003]
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Dallas Times Herald article: POWs' privacy urged
Item Number: 10030404050   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 18 Jun 2003[Updated: 18 Jun 2003]
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Newspaper Photograph of Former POW Larry Chesley
Item Number: 10030404051   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 18 Jun 2003[Updated: 18 Jun 2003]
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Newspaper article: A Long Wait Ends
Item Number: 10030404052   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 28 February 1973

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 18 Jun 2003[Updated: 18 Jun 2003]
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Dallas Times Herald article:Paws of War: Protests to captors had impact
Item Number: 10030404053   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 01 February 1973

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 18 Jun 2003[Updated: 18 Jun 2003]
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Newspaper Cartoon TitledNo Sweatby Schuffert
Item Number: 10030404054   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 18 Jun 2003[Updated: 18 Jun 2003]
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The Dallas Morning News article: Perot Sees Move as Aid to POWs
Item Number: 10030404004   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 02 May 1970

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 12 Jun 2003[Updated: 12 Jun 2003]
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Newspaper article: Ex-POWs Concerned About Remaining Men
Item Number: 10030404169   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

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Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 26 Jun 2003[Updated: 26 Jun 2003]
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Newspaper article: Gini Waits For Father
Item Number: 10030404057   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 18 Jun 2003[Updated: 18 Jun 2003]
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Letter to Sam Johnson from Todd Shine
Item Number: 10030404127   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 14 February 1973

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 24 Jun 2003[Updated: 24 Jun 2003]
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Letter to Colonel Johnson from Roger K. Parrish, Major, USAF
Item Number: 10030404128   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 14 March 1973

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 24 Jun 2003[Updated: 24 Jun 2003]
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Letter to Sam and Shirley Johnson
Item Number: 10030404129   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 05 March 1973

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 24 Jun 2003[Updated: 24 Jun 2003]
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Letter from Larry Robertson and Family to Sam and Shirley Johnson
Item Number: 10030404130   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 24 Jun 2003[Updated: 24 Jun 2003]
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Letter Addressed Greetings-TV-Stars
Item Number: 10030404131   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 12 February 1973

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 24 Jun 2003[Updated: 24 Jun 2003]
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Letter Addressed to Robert from James B. Palmer
Item Number: 10030404132   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 15 February 1973

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 24 Jun 2003[Updated: 24 Jun 2003]
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The DallasTimes Herald article: POWs' reunions with families, friends emotional
Item Number: 10030404065   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 15 February 1973

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 19 Jun 2003[Updated: 19 Jun 2003]
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Newspaper article: Perot Sees Lesson
Item Number: 10030404011   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 12 Jun 2003[Updated: 12 Jun 2003]
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Plano Star-Courier articles: Johnson Family Reunited Friday and a Plano City Council Resolution
Item Number: 10030404137   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 18 February 1973

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 25 Jun 2003[Updated: 25 Jun 2003]
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Newspaper Article: First Group Back Home, More on Way
Item Number: 10030404138   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 25 Jun 2003[Updated: 25 Jun 2003]
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Newspaper article: More Ex-Prisoners Arrive At Sheppard
Item Number: 10030404070   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 19 Jun 2003[Updated: 19 Jun 2003]
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Newspaper article: 20 more POWs returned to U.S.
Item Number: 10030404071   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 19 Jun 2003[Updated: 19 Jun 2003]
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Newsweek Magazine Article: Home At Last!
Item Number: 10030404076   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 12]

Item Creation Date: 26 February 1973

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 23 Jun 2003[Updated: 23 Jun 2003]
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Newspaper article: Military Medical Team Ready for POW Release
Item Number: 10030404027   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 17 Jun 2003[Updated: 17 Jun 2003]
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Program for Sunday Service at the First United Methodist Church in Plano, Texas
Item Number: 10030404028   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

Item Creation Date: 26 January 1973

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 17 Jun 2003[Updated: 17 Jun 2003]
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Newspaper article: Last 20 Leave Clark AB
Item Number: 10030404074   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 23 Jun 2003[Updated: 23 Jun 2003]
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Magazine Photograph of Maj. Thomas Collins III
Item Number: 10030404075   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

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Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 23 Jun 2003[Updated: 23 Jun 2003]
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Newspaper Article: Prisoner Seven Years: Plano homecoming planned for POW
Item Number: 10030404077   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

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Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 23 Jun 2003[Updated: 23 Jun 2003]
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Newspaper article: Hanoi Hilton Really Jumping
Item Number: 10030404032   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 17 Jun 2003[Updated: 17 Jun 2003]
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Western Union Telegram to Mrs. Sam Johnson from Bill and Sharon Gilbert
Item Number: 10030404080   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 12 February 1973

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 23 Jun 2003[Updated: 23 Jun 2003]
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Western Union Telegram to Mrs. Sam Johnson from Joan Palmgren
Item Number: 10030404081   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 12 February 1973

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 23 Jun 2003[Updated: 23 Jun 2003]
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Western Union Telegram to Lieut. Col. Samuel R. Johnson from Al and Bunny McGuire
Item Number: 10030404082   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 06 March 1973

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 23 Jun 2003[Updated: 23 Jun 2003]
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Newspaper article: POW Women Anxious, But Very Happy
Item Number: 10030404035   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

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Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 17 Jun 2003[Updated: 17 Jun 2003]
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Western Union Telegram to Col. and Mrs. Sam Johnson from Fred and Jean
Item Number: 10030404084   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 13 February 1973

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 23 Jun 2003[Updated: 23 Jun 2003]
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Western Union Telegram to Col. Samuel R. Johnson from Bob and Mary Hutten
Item Number: 10030404085   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 17 February 1973

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 23 Jun 2003[Updated: 23 Jun 2003]
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Western Union Telegram to Mrs. Shirley Johnson and Family from Tom and Gale Singley
Item Number: 10030404086   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 12 February 1973

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 23 Jun 2003[Updated: 23 Jun 2003]
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Western Union Telegram to Mrs. Samuel R. Johnson from Ned Hughes and Family
Item Number: 10030404087   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 12 February 1973

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 23 Jun 2003[Updated: 23 Jun 2003]
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Western Union Telegram to Colonel and Mrs. Sam Johnson from Speedy and Audrey Moore, Fairfax, Virginia
Item Number: 10030404088   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 19 February 1973

Collection: Shirley Johnson Collection

Added: 23 Jun 2003[Updated: 23 Jun 2003]
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