Lt. Haynes W. Dugan Collection

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US TxAM-C 1215

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Lt. Haynes W. Dugan Collection


  • 1941-1998; Undated (Creation)


2 boxes

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Biographical history

Lieutenant Haynes Webster Dugan was born March 23, 1913, in Sherman, Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1934 and received his master's degree in Journalism in 1936.

Haynes Dugan was commissioned a second lieutenant and served in WWII as a public relations officer under General George S. Patton along with many other influential military leaders. He received the Bronze Star along with other medals for valiant leadership from Pearl Harbor to VJ Day. Dugan served as the historian for the 3rd Armored Division and assisted in archives for the 3rd Armored Division in Illinois. He wrote many books on WWII, including On My Way to the Cemetery.

Dugan passed away on February 6, 2007, in Shreveport, LA.

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This collection includes two manuscripts written by Dugan entitled The Great Class of 1934 and On My Way to the Cemetery. The first work chronicles Dugan's life at A&M College and the latter discusses his experiences in World War II (WWII).

Other items in the collection include newspaper clippings related to WWII and the Texas A&M Aggies who fought in the war, war correspondence from the 2nd and 3rd Armored Divisions, and reunion information on the 3rd Armored Division.

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The collection was semi-processed upon acquisition and arranged by date. Later donations are included and added by date up to last donation in 2006.

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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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  • English

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Finding Aid Authors: Jenny Reibenspies.

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