Titusville Region in WWII

Hello readers!

We are taking a brief hiatus from the obituary posts. Don’t worry, they are still diligently being digitized, but we thought a change of pace may be nice as well!

Vietnam KIA Titusville Table

This week in doing some commissioned research, I came across an Honor Roll list of men from the Titusville region and surrounding areas who passed away during service in World War II. The list is from the December 7, 1945 edition of the Titusville Herald. I broke it down by name, date of death, age, location of death, and home location. Home location refers to the location of either the serviceman’s parents or spouse as listed in the article.

Here is the link to the spreadsheet: https://goo.gl/oyCZqA

There is some more specific information about each of these men, including service branch, division, etc. If you are interested in a specific man, I would be more than happy to send you some more information. My email is listed below!

I will also be posting some 1940s-era Optimist yearbook photos in relation to a yet-to-be-disclosed summer project. So look forward to that! And I would be happy to take any requests for that project as well – parents, grandparents, etc.

Finally, if anyone has any interesting stories about their parents, grandparents, or relatives relating to service in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, or Desert Storm and would like to share, shoot me an email! I am a graduate student in history and do a lot of research and write journal articles and would be more than happy to do some oral histories for you if you’re interested. If there is a demand for this in Titusville, I would also be willing to set this up as a regular thing to document your memories (of anything, not just war-related)! All of our memories and personal histories are worthwhile, so if you are inclined to have them be recorded, let me know! As a side note, I am particularly interested in Vietnam because it is the topic of my Master’s Thesis, but I’m totally willing to do oral histories on anything and everything!

Anyone with any specific questions, stories, or anything else, feel free to email me at: jessica.hilburn@ccfls.org

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