27th Infantry Regiment (the Wolfhounds) collection

27th Infantry Regiment (the Wolfhounds) collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 27th.
Title: 27th Infantry Regiment (the Wolfhounds) collection
Dates: 1860s-2009
Quantity: 14.0 Linear feet 17 document boxes, 5 half boxes, 2 cartons, 5 oversized boxes, 5 flat boxes, one oversized wreath, one exhibit case, one tube box
Coll. Number: ms3035

Biographical/Historical Note

The 27th Infantry Regiment's history extends back to 1901, when Congress established the unit. The 27th has served frequently since then, though its first mission was to quell an insurrection in the Philippines. The unit became known as "The Wolfhounds" shortly after World War I when the unit participated with the American Expeditionary Forces in its Siberian Expedition during the Russian Civil War. The Bolshevik forces likened the regiment's advances to the wolfhound, a fleet, fearless dog native to Siberia. By 1952, the Department of the Army officially recognized the nickname and authorized its use as a parenthetical designation to follow the numerical designation.

The 27th participated in the Philippine Insurrection, World War I (Siberia), World War II (the Pacific, Guadalcanal, Northern Solomons, and Luzon), Korea and Vietnam. During World War II, the 27th was at Pearl Harbor and fired back on attacking Japanese planes. Since World War II the unit has maintained an active association with the Holy Family Home in Osaka, Japan - a children's orphanage. In the Korean War, the 27th was well known for its defense of the Pusan perimeter and its fighting at Sand Bag Castle. The 27th served in the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1971.

Currently two active battalions, the 1st and 2nd, are stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, where there is also a historical museum.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of books, papers, correspondence, personal narratives, propaganda material, photographs, and artifacts contributed by soldiers and families who have served with or are connected with soldiers who served with the Wolfhounds.

The bulk of the collection centers on the 27th Infantry Regiment in World War II and the Korean War. There are some materials on Siberia and Vietnam and times in between, but the majority focus on the Pacific and Korea.

There are a significant number of documents and artifacts about the Wolfhound Pack Historical Society, anniversaries, reunions, and relationships between veterans after their service.

There is a small but well-maintained collection of items and documents about the Holy Family Home in Japan.

There are a considerable number of books in the collection. Many are about the 27th Infantry Regiment, though some are on more general topics, such as military campaigns and entire wars. Some are autobiographies or biographies; many are written by Wolfhound veterans. The videos in the collection are similar. These are often interviews of Wolfhounds and videos about certain military events.

The artifacts are original and similar attire and items from Wolfhounds in their military service.

There is a small assortment of unprocessed papers and artifacts that are primarily unarranged. These still focus on the 27th Infantry Regiment. Most concentrate on the Wolfhounds in the Korean War.


The processed portions o fthe collection, except the books, are organized by wars. Within this group are individual folders from men who served in a particular war.These usually contain original photographs and documents from the donor whose name is marked on the folder. All the material has been donated and a list retained of donations but materials have often been moved from the donor's file to a more appropriate area to better aid researchers.

There are also others groups of material such as the Holy Family Home, Wolfhound Pack Historical Society, uniforms and artifacts. These are usually grouped together, but some are more scattered throughout the collction, as donations have come over several years.

There is a considerable amount of unprocessed materials in the collection. These have been loosely organized by war, though the origins of some documents and artifacts are hard to determine.

Index Terms

Korean War, 1950-1953--Campaigns.
Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal narratives.
Narratives (document genre)
Papers (document genre)
Philippines--History--Philippine American War, 1899-1902.
Soldiers--United States.
United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 27th. -- History--Sources
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Campaigns.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal narratives.
World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--Russia (Federation).
World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

27th Infantry Regiment (the Wolfhounds) collection. MS 3035. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Original World War II documents

51Harry A. Bertelman, 1942
retirement orders
2Harold Bruschwein, 1941-1942, 2002
photos from New Georgia, New Caladonia; Schofield Barracks; article with pictures re Pearl attack
3John Burger, 1944-1950, 1993
scrapbook of WWII career in the Pacific; TLS from son with obits
4Charles Casey, 1934
menu from Christmas, T'giving & boxing tournament program from Japan
'93 tickets & events schedule for Casey to Gathering of the Pack Schofield Bks roster & pictures
5Conway Christianson, 1940s
photos: Shirley Temple parade, Hawaii after Pearl Harbor, orderly room, the Wolfhound mascot, Arundel Island map
Herst castle at San Simeon Cal; Farewell Soldier leaflet; Japanese funny money; Schofield Barracks historic guide; 27th Inf Regt room
6Conway Christianson, 1941, 1990s
- photocopies of various stories of the Wolfhounds in various Wars; booklet Christmas in Hawaii; mimeographed book on The Solomon Islands; Photos of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands; training memorandum; memorandums on Guadalcanal; Church service programs; Guadalcanal after action report; maps of New Georgia & N Guadalcanal; photo of 3 'Hounds in Hawaii in '02, with letter
1st Bn 27 th lineage and honors
7Charles W. Davis
MOH citation
8Charles Del Gudice
Christmas card with note and photo of some Wolfhounds in pup tents-1930s ?
9Philip File, 1943
Action summary of 1st Bn 27th, 10-25 January 43
10Ralph Taylor Henson, Sr., 1939-1944
photo; promotion apt; articles; separation papers; disability compensation; discharge; enlisted record
11George Howard, 1941
Letter regarding John Winkler, Clement Smith and George Howard; Christmas card from Winkler 1941
12W.J. Calvin Jr. Interview
61Charles Irwin
photo of him-Hdqs Co 2n Bn 27th Inf New Zealand January '44
2Clarence B. Irwin, 1943-1944, 2000
Guadalcanal CMH 72-8; after action report New Georgia; Division Chronicle; interview with Paul Maggioni about personal War experiences, 41 pages
color copy of Monument at Balete Pass, 1945
3Peter Lomenzo, 1940s, 1999, 2003
photo; article about his remembering WWII; color pages from Nat'l Geographic about the wolfhound dog [contributed by George Langdale]
Interview with Paul Maggioni about personal war experiences, typescript, 20 pages
4Joseph Liptak, 1946
copy of enlisted records and discharge
5T.J. Rogers
Luzon crest and map
6William de Jarnette Rutherford, 1945
165 Days-a book of his drawings [2d copy] see box 1:7
7Frank J. Wendson
obituary [sent by Peg Curran]
8Bob Zoller, 1940s
summary of actions 10-25 January 43; combat report 43; letter from Col. Sugg 44; Commendation 43; MGen Collins letter, 44; officer's roster 42; photo of Bob & Mary, St Louis reunion
9-11World War II miscellaneous documents, 1940-1949, 2000-2009
Purple Heart awarded to vets, 2002; Luzon photo of liberators; CIB awards 1944; articles re Pearl Harbor & anniversaries; pay schedules
'Tropic Lightning News 1945
The Unknown M1
3Francis McGrath
31Unsorted World War II contributions
30Papers about Wolfhounds in World War II

2. Original Korean War documents

71 Melvin F Anderson [MIA]
MIA bracelet
2 Frank Bertulis
DD214, letter; copy of scrapbook
3 John Blanchard
Washington State KW memorial booklet; video of dedication in box 3
4 Melvin L Bruns
Wolfhound Chaplain's assistant-pay data card; DOD operator's permit; church bulletins; Korean Leaflets; letter from Korean girls; newspaper articles; letter; photos; assignment memorandum
5 John L Buckley
LTC (Ret) phone interview with General Ent, 2000
6 Leland G Cagwin
professional photos of Sandbag Castle area, Satae-Ri
7 Esper K Chandler
orders 1951; portraits '50; speech at West Point '02
8 Richard Dahms
LIFE magazine of 14 January '52 international edition, Asia Special Issue
9 Rudy della Veechio
page from comic book re Wolfhounds
9A Reginald B Desiderio
article in USA Combat Forces
10 Ralph Dial
letter about Medinger
11 Ronald A Engelhardt
12 Uzal W Ent
interview with John Buckley [see also 8:1] Combat Effectiveness Reports, '49-'50; School of Training Ex '50; History of 27 th-'49
12A Alvin Gage
DD 214
13 Herman Graff
article & picture regarding POW status
14 Joseh S Graf
photographs of Graf and Sgt Charles Rutledge, asst patrol Sgt, 25th Inf Div Reserve, May 1952, Mungdung Valley finger facing Heartbreak Ridge-2d platoon A/27 position March-May '52; various bunker shots, soldiers using guns; 'Lucky Labels' from Pacific Stars & Stripes about Wolfhounds; propaganda leaflets [9]; paper money ; card to Langdale enclosing photo from a reunion
15 Ralph Moe Hinman
obit & eulogy; biographical info; family photo at grave site; pin collection [box ] given by dau Rosanna
16 Richard Holland
17 Gary C Jones [KIA]
CNN memorial
18 George Kahlig
photo of him in Fox Co, Korea, Iron Triangle '51
19 Robert E Kearney
copy of 'Wolfhound News' July '53; propaganda leaflets; safe conduct pass
19A James L Kenefick
Sandbag recollection letters, card; account of 1st hours of 6 September 52 @ Sandbag Castle; copies of propaganda leaflets; clipping re William Martin receiving silver star
20 Jospeh W Kizik
DD 214; SO 178 CIB award
21 George Langdale
2 photos from Valley Forge reunion; 1952 Western Union to parents re his being wounded in Korea 5 cent military payment certificate; articles on veteran's activities DD 214 and resume; photos of his farm with Wolfhound Street names Picture with Langdale and wolfhound, Racer; speech at 911 anniversary; photos from Korea; photo with Gen Larson; ALS from Paul Lilland; 2 post cards of painting by G Skypeck re 25 th actions in several wars; autographed photo of Lewis Millet obituary
22 George Langdale
notebook from Infantry Leadership course at Ft Jackson SC
packet of research materials for book including statements from many involved in action
23 James P Lawrence
article about him by Kay Powell in Atlanta Journal-Constitution 26 June 01, "James P Lawrence, 88, heroic pilot during Korean War" [25th Rgt, C Team ]
24 Till Lecian
A 2001 'Tropic Lightning' calendar with important dates marked and each month with a different photo of unit life; book of copies of photos by Lecian
25 Chet Litchfield
photos from near Sandbag Castle; letter & photo of 51 yr reunion of Litchfield, Ron Engelhardt and Ray Gaudet
26 James L Loucks
DD214; copy of telegram to parents re his being wounded; photos from Joe Schonberner via wife Violet
27 James Lynch
copy of one of his paintings; thoughts on Sandbag
81 Joseph Marlett
Letter to Langdale re donations of a copy of a photo of him and Ent as a 1st Lt [later became a general]; DD 214 & bio, announcement of retirement
2 William Martin
5 photos, identified [see also 8:12]; clipping about his receiving the silver star
3 Benito Martinez
MOH, Korea. Photos from hometown, grave site, family; Veterans Day ceremonies 2002; MOH citation photos from Korea
4 William Graham Mayti
DD 214
5 Francis M Macey
DD 214
6 Thomas Medinger [KIA]
photos, ceremony program '02; articles; correspondence from Elizabeth Medinger Davison; photos of grave site [given by Dial] ; [see also 7:10 and 8:28]
7 Joseph A Merola
obit [sent by Langdale]
8 Lawrence J Milfelt
orders '51; morning report; map showing where he was wounded
9 Lewis F Millett
MOH citation; photograph; color copy of Millett Bayonet Assault Course; Medal of Honor Society Pen; color photocopy of article about him on 50th anniversary of the Korean War-American Veteran Spring 01-article by Lane Phalen "Cold Steel Flashing" Regarding Millett
Article re Millett returning to Dartmouth HS reunion [gift of Charles Casey]
VFW Magazine, 01 "Last Bayonet Charge'
Autographed copy of 'Cool Steel' print
Army Magazine, 02 " Captains Courageous"
10 Joseph P McCallion
DD 214
11 Ralph Wilfried Moyer
DD 214
12 Paul G Myatt
copy of Western Union telegram saying he on his way home from POW camp ; 2 photos of Purple Heart ceremony [Langdale gift]; article on Heartbreak Ridge
Package of materials prepared by Wolfhounds to solicit a Medal of Valor for Myatt who was wounded & captured [POW 9/6/52-8/27/53] in same action where Benito Martinez was killed & received MOH. Materials contain many letters from fellow soldiers & photo of Myatt taken when he was repatraited
13 Herman S. Napier
letter & slides of Sandbag Castle area [ former S-2, 1/27-1952
14 Russell Noble
copies of articles from Stars & Stripes '52; photos of 'traffic' signs in Korea, bunker [kitchen] on Heartbreak Ridge, other bunkers and views; '52 letter from kitchen staff re knives; copy of article on 'Hounds mascot; his charter membership in 27th Historical Society; letters [from Jim Loucks]
15 William Nugent
copies of e-mail and photo of him with sign 'Rau crossing constructed in memory of William Rau b Co C 65th ECB"
16 Arthur O'Brien
Thanksgiving menu '52; letter & prayer card from Francis Cardinal Spellman; letter to Langdale
17 George W Odom
2 star CIB medal and patch & article about him; poem 'Just a Simple Vet'; Purple Heard order & corresp
17A John Pepper
letter; excerpts from books Scarecrows; photos from Charles Romano & comments; letter and photos re Richy Wyllie
18 Bruce Randall
19 Art Rhodes
3 large negatives from which group photo made-nd; photo in oversized
20 Rafael Cruz Rodriquez
copies of photos from Sandbag Castle
21 Robert Roser
letter & photocopy of combat map
22 Michael Rosenberg
copy of speech by Esper Chandler at West Point '02; pictures of his building in NYC on 11 September
23 Frank W Sandell
DD 214
24 Joe Schonbetner
Jack Storey photos of medics; Roster of Co A, '51; Thanksgiving program '51
25 Harry Sims
photos of him & POWs building a dam
25A John E Smith
photos & orders
26 Glyndol R Sones
promotion order '51; CIB '51; article about bronze star award
27 Larry Stalnaker
portraits, articles about him by Langdale
27A Lee Young Suk
article re injuries; excerpts from 'Scarecrows'; photos with comments
28 Garland Sullivan
1st letter home 1952; Christmas & other propaganda leaflets; TLS from M. E. Linton to Sullivan, 1952, regarding Linton's son-in- law, Lt Thomas Medinger; p 2 of letter from Medinger's wife Elizabeth; special orders # 150 with Sullivan's award of CIB special order # 66 with Sullivan's rotation to U. S. 1953
29 Jerome A Sudut
photo and MOH information
30 Levern E Sundet
25th ID Assoc Card '57; poem he wrote re Sandbag Castle '52 on ARC stationery; 4 photos from Korea after coming off Sandbag Castle
91 Carl Thorpe
photo -[see also 8:12]; photos & maps, patrol plan '52; 8 th Field Arty Bn security info 7/52; Thanksgiving menu; firing tables
2 Robert E Titzer
Co B roster '52; promotion orders '51; movement order '52; clearance certificate Ft Hood; orders from KY > Washington '51
3 Norman Theriot
Sandbag Castle photos; [see also 8:12] video o visit to Holy Family Home '93; thoughts on Sandbag Castle
4 Martin T Uchic
DD 214 [see also 8:12]
5 James M Vail
9 letters to parents '51; newspaper articles; photos from Korea, identified; list of items sent to archives; A Soldier Remembers For His Grandchildren
5A Valentine, Calvin
program from funeral with photo and summary of war experiences
6 John Weaver
KIA Lt. Member of West Point Class of 1950 3d platoon A/27 ; copy of Christmas card December 2000; photocopy of article about John; book containing copies of official letters and those from friends received by the family following Lt Weaver's death [given by Lamar Weaver]
50th anniv program from West Point ceremony on 50th anniv of Sandbag Castle & wreath laying on Weaver's grave [from Langdale]
7 William F Weaver
purple heart award order'52; assignment orders '52; clearance certif '52; promotion order '53
8 Logan Weston
portraits; letters from Sherry Weston Cowling who sent copy of his book and info [in box 26]
9 John Young
picture of him at Martinez's grave; photos, original & copies; one of Richard Tully; Thanksgiving menu
10 Louis R. Wilson
KIA Korea, 26 September 50, sent by brother Edwin R Wilson, November 2008. Correspondence regarding location of records, casualty report, photos including one of awards and medals, interment report, newspaper account of search for records
30Papers and photographs of Wolfhounds in Korean War
31Official documents about 27th Infantry in Korean War
30Unsorted Korean War contributions

3. Original Vietnam War documents

101Henry Bergson
copy of Omnipotent Order of Kolchak, 1970
2John Bump
news article on 'Hounds return to Cu Chi from Cambodia; [see video of Washington State Korean Memorial dedication in box 13]
2ARobert Foley
3David Gamboa [KIA]
KIA 1969. 34 Original letters July 1968-April 1969 news items re his death and letters from politicians, friends and others re death [given by mother Mrs Elba de Jong]
4Joseph Konzem
corresp '93-2000; photocopies of news articles from 1960s ; photo of Wolfhounds in Thailand via Okinawa and of him with John K Galbraith, former ambassador to India
5Dana Martin
original letters from Viet Nam, November 69-June 70 ID card
6Richard Melli
photos from '69 identified
7Claude Quick, Jr.
personal account of action in Hobo Woods as medic, May '66; Purple Heart on list in 10:11; daily staff journal; photos of Medic in action
8Alfred 'Luke' Serner
17 combat photos including one of a memorial service for KIAs
8AWilliam R.I. Smith
videos, photos
9Miscellaneous Vietnam War documents
Tropic Lightning News; Thanksgiving menu '67; article by LGen H.W.O. Kinnard on VN; LIFE '62 'Wolfhounds in Thailand
9AMiscellaneous Vietnam War documents, Tropic Lightning, etc
newsclips from Viet Nam; Tropic Lightning 25, Christmas 1967 book; 4 issues of Tropic Lightning News, October-December 1967; The Observer 1 November 1967 [gift of Ann Cunningham RN, 12th Evac Hosp, Cu Chi Viet Nam]
Return to Viet Nam-gift of Butch Sincock
10Viet Nam Year Book, 1968-1969
1968-9 [Bump gift]
11Viet Nam CIB awards
'68; Purple Heart awards '66
12Josh Bonner
article with him and Kolchak XII-photos Kolchak X
13Allen Wright Sims book, "Ambush: Memories and Photos of a Combat Squad Leader"
14Dana Howlett
15Arno Ponder - Major General Guy Meloy, III
1Notebook of Wolfhounds roster in Vietnam War

4. Miscellaneous Korean War Documents

131Awards - Silver & Bronze Stars, Soldier's Medal, and battle citations, 1950s
2Awards - Combat Infantry Badges, unit citations, commander listing, and decorations
3Various Internet and newspaper clippings about the Wolfhounds
4Korean and Chinese Propaganda
5Declassified 27th Infantry Unit Reports from Korean War, 1950-52
6Unpublished study, "The Transfer of U.S. Korean War POWs to the Soviet Union," and an article 'Korean P.O.W.' by William H. Funchess, 1993-1994
727th Infantry Rosters in Korean War, 1950-1953
8Korean War battles and actions, and an outline of the history of the 27th Infantry Unit, 1950-51
9Korean War casualties (Killed in Action, Missing in Action, Seriously Wounded in Action, Lightly Wounded in Action, C Nonbattle Casualty)
10Report on enemy artillery, 1952
11Information on Sandbag Castle, and article by William Weir, "Sandbag Redoubt Defended" from Military History, October 1992
12Sandbag Castle 50th anniversary, 27th Infantry Wolfhound Ceremony for Lieutenant Thomas Weaver, 2002
13Documents about three Korean War Memorials
14Koje-do Red Riot newspaper clippings, and a full copy of "True: The Man's Magazine," October 1961
15'Tropic Ligntnin' issues, 12/25/1952, 2/26/1953, 7/10/1953, 9/1966
16Korean War Vets National Museum and Library
Series 14 Books
241Weston, Col. Logan. The Fightin' Preacher. Cheyenne: Vision Press.
1Weston, Col. Logan. The Fightin' Preacher. Cheyenne: Vision Press. 2nd copy. 2002 re-issue. Autographed.
2Bradford, Alfred S. Some Even Volunteered. The First Wolfhounds Pacify Vietnam. Westport, Conn.: Praeger., 1994
525 th Inf Div Tropic Lightning, Korea 1950-54. Paducah, KY: Turner Publishing Co., 2002
26Brewer, Thomas A. Searching for the Good. Wilton, Conn.: Quaise Publications, First Edition, 2000
Dedicated to A Co., 2 nd Bn., 27 th Inf 'Wolfhounds" in Vietnam.
26Cobblestone. Discover American History. The Korean War 1950-1953, Cobblestone Publishers, 1996
26Dyorchak, Robert J. Battle For Korea. A History of the Korean Conflict. The Associated Press, 1993
50 th anniversary edition, 2000.
26Goldstein, Donald M. & Harry J. Maihafer. The Korean War. The Story and Photographs. Washington, D. C.: Brassey's, 2000
26Hemphill, Robert. Platoon. Bravo Company. Fredericksburg, Virginia: Sergeant Kirkland's, 1999
26Hoyt, Edwin P. The Pusan Perimeter. New York: Stein and Day, 1985
26Mangold, Tom & John Penycate. The Tunnels of Cu Chi. The Untold Story of Vietnam. New York: Random House, 1985
26Maihafer, Harry J. From the Hudson to the Yalu. College Station: Texas A & M University Press
26Reeves, Ralph B., Jr., comp. Battle Report. Luzon Campaign. 17 th U. S. Infantry. np., undated
26Terry, Addison. The Battle for Pusan. A Korean War Memoir. Novato,CA: Presidio Press, Inc., 2000
Dedicated to men & Boys of 27 th Rgt & 8 th Field Art.
26 Twenty-fifth Infantry Division. Tropic Lightning. Korea 1950-1954. Paducah, KY: Turner Publishing Company, 2002
27Walthall, Melvin C. Lightening Forward. A History of the 25 th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning) 1941-1978. 25 th Inf Div Assoc., nd
27Coggins, Jack. The Campaign for Guadalcanal. Garden City, N. Y.: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1972
27Frank, Richard B. Guadal-Canal. The Definitive Account of the Landmark Battle. Penguin Books, 1990
27Griffith, Samuel B., II. The Battle for Guadalcanal. Bantam Books, 1980
27Gugeler, Russell A. Combat Actions in Korea. Washington, D.C. : Center of Military History, 1987
27Hammel, Eric. Munda Trail. The New Georgia Campaign June-August, 1943. Pacifica. CA: Pacifica Press, 1989
27Horton, D.C. New Georgia pattern for victory. New York: Ballantine Books, 1971
27Kent, Graeme. Guadalcanal. New York: Ballantine Books, 1971
27Leckie, Robert. Challenge for the Pacific. The Bloody Six-Month Battle of Guadalcanal. New York: Da Capo Press, 1965
27Ridgway, Matthew B. The Korean War. Reprint of Doubleday & Co., 1967
28Rice, Douglas. Voices from the Korean War.
28Steinman, Louise. The Souvenir: A Daughter Discovers Her Father's War.
28Lillard, Paul Thomas. Poems from the Alamo Saloon.
28Faces of War: Red Dragon - "The Second Round"
28Faces of War: Korean Vignettes.
28Love, Labor, and Laughter.

5. Wolfhounds in multiple wars

141Robert L. Bereuter - "Path of Decision," An Autobiography - World War II and Korean War
'Path of Decision. An Autobiography'
2 and 2AJohn M. Cloninger - World War II and Korean War
Wolfhound plaque; Several flyers in Korean
Article re Kolchak III from '56 Army Times
Photo-John Cloninger Jr with Kolchak '62; Cloninger with General Hickey '53; group of soldiers in front of building with Wolfhounds Written on it; Cloninger & Roy Acuff, Korea '53
News articles-one about Cloninger's 4th wound; article after he received 8 purple hearts, 2 silver Stars;
TLS Chaplain James T Wilson to Mrs Sadie Cloninger '40, re son's Arrival in Hawaii
TLS Col Harold C Brookhart to Capt Cloninger '55, SP 155, 5 August 55, temp promotion from Lt to Capt
Copy Typed letter-LtCol James W Stain to Capt Cloninger re Promotion '55
Telegram to father re his being wounded '51
TLS Bill Burt to John '54
Copy, typed letter signed, Phil to Gunner '93
Copy, typed TLS Cloninger to Postmaster General /reply regarding Sgt Columbus S Spearman '51
Copy, typed ALS Joseph P Konzem to Mrs Cloninger '00
Life 1 June 1962 article
Photos: wolfhounds in Thailand '60s [13] including Col Wm McKean, Generals Paul Harkins, James L Richardson, Briard Johnson & Ambassador Kenneth Young-others not identified; Korea-from photo album -Acuff band, Inchon, Hawaii [several]
Funeral program & obit
[Note: John Cloninger's WWII diary was given to the 25th Division Museum, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii at an earlier date]
3William P. Curran - World War II and Korean War
obit, article, bio and eulogy
4Robert F. Foley - Korean War and Vietnam War
TLS re operation Attleboro; color autographed photo; article re his MOH in The Purple Heart magazine, March-April 96; copy of MOH citation; info sheet on Foley, former CG Military Dist of Washington [ gift of John I Cox]
program from 1968 MOH presentation at White House
5John H. Michaelis - World War II and Korean War
obituary of the General from newspaper in Rabun County, GA
article by him in LIFE [ given by Mrs Cloninger]; article in Collier's photo [from Charles Casey]
6Wayne E. Slagel - World War II and Korean War
building dedication program; school schedule; articles about Slagel The only combat medical badge recipient for 3 wars; list of medals; list of Assignments

6. Wolfhound Training

121Photographs of 27th Infantry, 1920-1939
5Camp Ord, California, and Fort Lincoln, North Dakota, 1939-40
6Camp Desert Rock, Nevada, 1952
7Wolfounds in Japan between World War II and the Korean War
8'The News Hound' - Wolfhound Newsletter in Japan, 1950
9Wayne Beede photograph while in Japan
10Various Geological Survey maps (Nebraska and Kentucky), Reception Center listings for Fort Guster and Camp Atterbury, 1952
12Korean War Photographs

7. Miscellaneous military documents

41Assorted papers about 27th Infantry in 19th century
OS Folder
1AGeneral Orders 18, 19 - Phillipine-American War - Lake Lanao Expedition, 1902 June 18
42Assorted papers about 27th Infantry in the Siberian Expedition
30Papers about Wolfhounds on Siberian Expedition
43Original Frank Lemke papers about Siberian expedition
4Copies of Frank Lemke papers about Siberian expedition
5Robert W. Stryker papers about Siberian Expedition
6VFW magazine, February 1999 issue, and Blaze in the Boondocks, 2000 issue, about "the Philippines War"

8. Reunions

1221st Wolfhound Reunion - Registration Forms, 1992
3Nashville and Las Vegas Reunions - Assorted Documents, 1994-1995, 2000
4Reunions-Savannah 2000; Indianapolis 2003; Salt Lake City 2008
11Tropic Lightning Division - newsletters and calendars

9. Wolfhound Anniversaries

151Wolfhound anniversaries
1VFW Magazine-'War in Korea-40 th anniversary'
127th is 50 years old [1951]; 27th is 100 years old; Korea 50th anniversary
1Tropic Lightning 55th; Tropic Lightning card showing crests of units associated with it
150 th Anniv of Korea; A Brief Account of the Korean War
150 th Anniv commemorative edition; bookmark with The 10 Phases of the Korean War
160 th anniv convention-25 th Inf Div Assoc.
2Story of the wolfhounds; Marching Song; Schofield Bks history
327th Grant of Arms [Zoller gift]; Mascot
4The Bark of the Wolfhounds, 1941
5Active duty Wolfhounds-email

10. Wolfhound Pack Historical Society

201Historical Society materials (Minutes of formation meeting; Articles of Incorporation; By-laws), 1990-1999
2Membership Rosters
4Financial Reports
5Newsletters & The Wolfhound Pack
7Video of organization meeting, Omaha pins
8Wolfpack calendars
341-2Wolfhound Pack, Wolfhound newsletters

11. Holy Family Home, Japan

2150th anniversary, Holy Family Home and Wolfhounds, framed metal plaque, 1995
Booklets about Holy Family Home and the Wolfhounds (in Japanese and English)
22Curved, framed photo of children from Holy Family Home for 50th Anniversary, 1995
231Correspondence & news clips
2Photos in album from 1995 Wolfhound visit

12. Military Uniforms

16Korean uniforms
Uniform: Oversized U.S. Army Ike Jacket issued to George Langdale in 1952 in Sasebo, Japan, with original Sgt 1st Class chevrons and 25th Inf Div patch (the other ribbons are replacements but correct)
17Korean War parka and hat
18Viet Nam uniforms
Viet Nam hat fatigues - hat, jacket and trousers
Wolfhound Vietnam jacket and hat - owned by "Galandiuk"
Small arms tool kit for cleaning a . 50 caliber machine gun
1Five Wolfhound veteran hats

13. Books written or donated by Wolfhounds

11 Wolfhound Reflections, volumes I-VII (17 copies)
2 Battle Report. Luzon Campaign Complied by Captain Ralph B. Reeves Jr. and Prepared by Colonel Philip F. Lindeman
3Gillespie, Bailey. Korean War Remembered (autographed)
4Langtry, Constance W. Siberian Stowaway: Full Circle
5Langdale, George W. Wolfhounds of Sandbag Castle: A 96 Day Defense, Korea; 1952 (two copies)
6Hubbard, George Edward. Fort Scooba, Korean War 1950-1952
7Rutherford, William de Jarnette. 165 Days. 25th Division Luzon
8Vail, James M. A Soldier Remembers [For His Grandchildren]
9Murray, Robert A. Military Posts in the Powder River Country of Wyoming - 1865-1894, 1990
10Korean War personal account by Joe Marlett, 1950-1951
11Service songbook, 1917
21Videotape of a Tom Brokow special report "Absent Without Leave" The Paul Mahar Story [story also in above book by Brewer] and the transcript of the show (Video)
Brewer, Thomas A. Searching for the Good (professionally published book) (autographed)
Jones, James. From Here to Eternity. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (professionally published book), 1951
Jones, James. The Thin Red Line (professionally published book)
Terry, Addison. The Battle for Pusan (professionally published book)
Atkinson, Rick. The Long Gray Line (professionally published book), 1989
2Blair, Clay. The Forgotten War: American in Korea, 1950-1953. New York: Anchor Books, Doubleday, 1989
Hackworth, Colonel David H. and Julie Sherman. About Face. New York: Simon and Shuster, 1989
Johnson, Cressie B. A Wolfhound Story, Korea 1950-51, nd
Ent, BGen. Uzal W. Fighting on the Brink: Defense of the Pusan Perimeter (Autographed)
David, Capt. Allan A. editor. Battleground Korea. The Story of the 25th Infantry Division. Nashville: The Battery Press, Inc., undated
Wilson, Arthur. Korean Vignettes. Faces of War. Portland, Oregon, 1996
Videotape of Three Stripes in the Sun (video)
[regarding Sgt. O'Reiley & Osaka orphans]
Cleveland, W. M. Mosquitos in Korea. Portsmouth: Peter E Randall, 1991
Robertson, William Glenn. Leavenworth Papers No. 13. Counterattack on the Naktong, 1950. Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, 1985
The 25th Division and World War 2
Miller, John. Guadalcanal: The First Offensive WWII
Clausen, Henry, and Bruce Lee. Pearl Harbor: Final Judgement
Videotape of Washington State Korean War Veterans Memorial Dedication Ceremony - July 24, 1993

14. Artifacts

25Rosanna Hinman military pin collection
Luzon T-shirt
Korean-English Bible
Wolfhead wood plaque
291969: Vietnam. The U.S. 25th Infanry Division. Illustrated Book, published by Tropic Lightning Association.
19A.L. Holmes Korean War scrapbook
OS Folder
1AAssorted World War II and Korean War newspapers and original documents
33Memorial Wreath from Memorial Day 2002 from Robert Hartman (laid at the National Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona), Wolfhound patch design
Memorial Wreath from Memorial Day 2002 from Robert Hartman (laid at the National Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona), NEC ASPERA TERRENT Wolfhound
Wolfhound Exhibit (hand-craften wooden glass-paneled display case)
19Cross Bow, Holmes photo album; long photos; Poster; Articles & papers
Cross bow and laminated explanation of history and use
a 'hand bow' due to its small size, probably used by the Montaignards in Viet Nam includes feather for arrow [contributed by J. E. Marlett]
laminated explanation from Adrian M. Fitzpatrick, LTC USAR [Ret]]
Photo album of Holmes, A. L., and Korean photo album (good photocopy)
Photos of H/27, a heavy weapons support company. Some photos of other support units are shown.
Long photograph of Company D, 27th Infantry, and unidentified photograph, 1935
11Wolfhound banner
'27th Infantry Regiment Wolfhounds' & '25th Infantry Division 'Tropic Lightning'' [ assembled and given by Langdale]

15. Videos

243Tape from Michael Rosenberg about the Korea War., 1951-2
4Paul Myatt's interview with Scott Couch. Freedom Fighters.
29National Geographic Video: 30 Years of National Geographic Specials
Military Order of the Purple Heart: Northeast Chapter 531, George Langdale
Wolfhounds' Visit to Holy Family Home, September 22-24, November 21-22, 1993
PTSD: One Veteran's Journey, Part 1.
PTSD: One Veteran's Journey, Part 2.
Wolfhounds of Sand Bag Castle, August 9, 2002, 50th Anniversary Memorial
Wolfhound Ceremonies, November 2002, 50th Anniversary Memorial
Saluting Will Smith: Wolfhounds!!
Wolfhound Ceremonies, November 2002
Paul Myatt's Interview With Scott Couch, "Freedom Fighters"
A Film by Jerry Elsenheimer

Unprocessed Additional Papers and Artifacts

1Plaque of Corporal Louis R. Wilson
Valdosta Visions: Yesteryears, A Family Album of World War II Memories, Calendar for 1995
The Korean Years, 1955-1960, by Norma Elrod
30Reel of "Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7 1941, 'Survivor'"
Photographs of Wolfhounds in various wars (primarily Korea)
Email communication between Wolfhounds and Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library
31Wolfhound Correspondence to George Langdale
Unsorted Vietnam War and Korean War contributions
Wolfhound Veteran Organization papers
32Unsorted booklets and contributed folders