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: 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!


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

    1. I am looking for Michael Thanks

  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.

  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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