Wednesday, August 4, 2010

1944 Turlock Union High School Yearbook



I found this Turlock Union High School annual called "The Alert" in the Ribbons of Pink Antiques store in Jacksonville, FL. This particular book belonged to Hollis Carroll Powell.  There are a few pages of colorful autographs included.  I will post one page of autographs per post.  
Hollis Powell -- Senior -- 1944




 I was not able to find much on Hollis.  He only died last month and there wasn't much to his obit. I have a feeling that he was never married or had a family.

 POWELL- Hollis Carroll Powell, 84, of Jacksonville, FL, passed away 6-28-10. Hardage-Giddens Town & Country Funeral Home, 7242 Normandy Boulevard

Florida Times-Union, The (Jacksonville, FL)
Date: July 1, 2010
Record Number: 143863303
Copyright (c) 2010 The Florida Times-Union


Hollis Carroll Powell
Birth Date: 31 May 1926
Gender: Male
Mother's Maiden Name: Carroll
Birth County: San Francisco


Source Information:
Ancestry.com. California Birth Index, 1905-1995


Name: Hollis C Powell
Birth Year: 1926
Race: White, citizen (White)
State of Residence: California
County or City: Stanislaus

Enlistment Date: 13 Jul 1944
Enlistment State: California
Enlistment City: Presidio of Monterey
Branch: Air Corps
Branch Code: Air Corps
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Reserves - exclusive of Regular Army Reserve and Officers of the Officers Reserve Corps on active duty under the Thomason Act (Officers and Enlisted Men -- O.R.C. and E.R.C., and Nurses-Reserve Status)
Source: Enlisted Reserve or Medical Administrative Corps (MAC) Officer

Education: 4 years of high school
Marital Status: Single, without dependents

Source Information:
National Archives and Records Administration. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
 If anyone knows someone else that went to this school, let me know and I will do a look up for a photo.






*UPDATE: I am happy to announce that this lost family treasure has been found is on it's way home!

4 comments:

  1. Hollis C. Powell was my father. He passed away this summer. He had four children.

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    1. I am looking for Michael Thanks

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  2. Bernie Weisz said...
    I offer my condolences on the passing of your father. I have for years now, unsuccessfully tried to find his book "The River Rat." Do you know how I can obtain economically a copy? I would like to professionally review it! Bernie Weisz/Professional Book Reviewer/Licensed Historian-Vietnam War.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A25HKEGXUN7YPD?ie=UTF8&ref_=sv_ys_4

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  3. Hello there! I have tried every single "Library's Loan department" without success! I cant seem to find this book written by Hollis Powell ("The River Rat") anywhere!. Any suggestions?
    Regards, Bernie Weisz
    Professional Vietnam War Historian/book reviewer

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