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Prepared by James Petrucella, July 15, 1994; Last Updated: June 2020
Inclusive Dates: 1942-1945
Extent: 1 cubic foot (1 record storage box)
Physical Location: 11th floor
Biographical Note: Elton V. Wagner was a Technician 4th Grade, Headquarters Special Troops 3rd Army during World War II. Wagner served in the following battles and campaigns: Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe. His decorations and citations include: Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European, African, Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 5 Bronze Stars, and World War II Victory Medal.
Scope and Content: This collection includes an assortment of periodicals, pamphlets, newspapers, maps, photographs, and artifacts which were collected by Elton V. Wagner during his tour of duty with General George Patton's Third Army on their sweep through western and central Europe in 1944-1945. These items serve as a reminder of the atrocities inflicted on the civilian population and Allied Military Forces by Hitler's Third Reich, as well as the bravery and committment to freedom exhibited by the American and other Allied Forces.
Acquisition Information: The collection was donated to Kent State University by Margaret Wagner.
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