Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

Captain Joseph B. Comstock, Jr. being awarded an army commendation

image number:

P0052218

description:

Found in the negative envelope is a November 26, 1979 letter from Joseph Comstock requesting to purchase copies of the photograph from the IU News Bureau. The letter reads, in part:

"My tour of duty at I.U. was probably the highlight of my 20-year U.S. Army career. We spent a very happy three-plus years there in a very friendly community.

My youngest, Peggy (Margaret Lilias) 'my little Hoosier'...will report for active duty as a 2d LT with the U.S. Air Force...Ned (Edward) is a Curator of the Performing Arts at the University of Southern California. Samuel is an Animator-Cinematographer with STAR WARS (he attended the University School...). Jane is a Lecturer in Art History at the University of Colorado, Denver and affiliated with the Denver Art Museum.

My wife and I hold down the home here...I retired from the U.S. Army in 1968...I then taught eighth-grade Science & Social Studies in the local public schools..."

date taken:

1959 July 31

film code:

Kodak - - Safety - - Film

photographer studio:

Cowherd, Elwood Martin "Barney"

photographer studio:

News Bureau, IU

accession number:

99/075

copyright owner:

Indiana University

personal name:

Comstock, Joseph B., Jr.

personal name:

Mueller, Waldemar

personal name:

Comstock, Joseph B., Jr., Mrs.

personal name:

Comstock, Margaret

personal name:

Comstock, Jane

personal name:

Comstock, Samuel

personal name:

Comstock, Edward

location of individuals:

Joseph B. Comstock Jr. is receiving award from Colonel Waldemar Mueller who is the head of the Indiana University ROTC.

Mrs. Comstock is holding Margaret (age 1). The three older children are (from L to R) Jane (age 9), Edward (age 4) and Samuel (age 7).

corporate name:

Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)

corporate name:

Military Department

topic:

Military decorations

topic:

Awards

topic:

Soldiers

topic:

Children

city:

Bloomington

state:

Indiana

series:

Groups

subseries:

ROTC Award