A Guide to the Milton West, Jr., Papers, 1945-1946
Born in Floresville, Texas, to Milton H. West, Sr., and Mary Templeman “Temple” Worley, Milton H. West, Jr., received a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin before enlisting in the U.S. Navy. Serving in World War II, West fought in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, for which he received a Bronze Star Medal in 1946. Following the war, he married Kathryn Johnson in 1952.
"Edelen, McAfee, Gulick, and Associated Families." Rootsweb. Accessed July 2, 2012. http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=cw4peterk&id=I086994.
"West, Milton Horace."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed July 2, 2012. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fwe34.
Comprising photocopies of a letter, a speech, and military documents, the Milton West, Jr., Papers, 1945-1946, chronicle the West’s experiences fighting in the Battle of Leyte Gulf during World War II. Written to West’s father, the letter describes the battle, while the speech and military documents concern the Bronze Star Medal he received.
This collection is open for research use.
Milton West, Jr., Papers, 1945-1946, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Bethany Anderson, July 2012.
Detailed Description of the Papers