Ira E. Ryder letter to Major Alfred A. Weinstein

Ira E. Ryder letter to Major Alfred A. Weinstein

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Ryder, Ira E.
Title: Ira E. Ryder letter to Major Alfred A. Weinstein
Dates: 1946 April 5
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Abstract:The collection consists of typed letter to Major Alfred A. Weinstein, MC from Ira E. Ryder, Colonel, Infantry, Commanding, Army Service Forces, Fort McPherson, Georgia. The letter concerns the presentation of the Bronze Star Medal to Major Weinstein by the War Department.
Coll. Number: ms2193

Biographical/Historical Note

Alfred Abraham Weinstein was a physician and professor at Emory University. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a prisoner of war in Japan for nearly four years. He later published a book recalling his experiences as a P.O.W. in "Barbed-Wire Surgeon," which was published in 1948. He also published "As I Saw Russia" in 1963. He did sculpture later in his life, and some pieces have been displayed in some of the country's top museums.

Index Terms

Award presentations--Georgia--Fort McPherson.
Bronze Star Medal (U.S.)
Military decorations--Georgia.
Military decorations--United States.
Ryder, Ira E. -- Correspondence
United States. Army. -- Medals, badges, decorations, etc.
United States. War Dept. -- Correspondence
Weinstein, Alfred A., (Alfred Abraham), 1908- -- Correspondence

General Notes

Related collections held by Emory University Manuscript, Archives & Rare Book Library: Alfred Abraham Weinstein papers, 1940-1976.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ira E. Ryder letter to Major Alfred A. Weinstein. MS 2193. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letter, 1946 April 5