Michigan State University/Army Specialized Training Program (MSU ASTP) - WWII Drawings.
Ink portrait drawing of man looking downward. Small colored pencil sketches of a fish and a rabbit on the lower edge of the paper.
Maurice explained that when he was a student at MSU learning Italian he lived in housing that used to be a women's dorm. The university gave it to the ASTP. This drawing was of Wasserman, from Detroit, nicknamed Junior. Junior had won a spelling bee and his prize was a large dictionary and he had taken it with him to the army. Every night he would read a page.
Manila, Philippines - WWII Drawings.
A pencil portrait of a man with glasses on left side of page labeled "Kowalchuk."
On the right side of the page (at 90 degrees) are two pencil drawings of a baseball catcher and a group of men on benches at the edge of a field.
Verso: "Spring 45."
Maurice's unit had a baseball team who would play against other units. The games were very competitive games. Baseball was the popular game in the Philippines; on base and in Manila with military and civilians.
A pile of OCE and Eastern Washington football players lay on the ground with a referee standing in front with both arms up in a 'touchdown' signal. View of the scoreboard is behind them. Caption below reads, "Sophomore tailback Ron Middleton stretches to cross the goal line against Eastern Washington in OCE's 27-6 triumph last weekend. Mike Fagan and Mike Manly both arrive at the scene to make sure the referee doesn't listen to the pleas of number 37."
The Lamron, October 10, 1974^^Digital .jpg (300 dpi, pixel dimensions- width: 1063, height: 1500)