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Dever (Joseph Francis) Second World War Correspondence
2016.098.w.r  
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Description
This collections containsthe correspondence and photographs of Private Joseph Francis Dever, United States Army, during the Second World War.
Background
Joseph Francis Dever grew up in Roxbury, Massachusetts, and joined the army in February 1944 at the age of 19. He was part of the 33rd Armored Regiment, a combat unit of the 3rd Armored Division, also known as the "Spearhead Division." He trained at Fort Knox until serving overseas beginning in September, 1944. While in the service, he wrote letters home to his father, Joseph Francis Dever, Sr., his mother Mabelle, and his sister Kathryn. A record from Boston College shows he was awarded a degree on June 14, 1950 in Business Administration. He graduated magna cum laude.
Extent
.25 Linear feet (3 folders)
Restrictions
There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.
Availability
This collection is open for research.