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Gume R. Solis papers, 1943-1945
Dr. Gume R. Solis (1914-1988) was a medical doctor in Company C, 103rd Medical Battalion of the 28th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. He served in the European Theater of World War II, earning a Combat Medical Badge, a Presidential Unit Citation, a Bronze Star, and five battle stars.
Solis was born in Mercedes, Texas, and attended the University of Texas. After the war, he practiced medicine for many years in Port Arthur, Texas.
The Gume R. Solis papers are comprised of correspondence between Solis and his sister, Dora Solis Jenkins, from 1943-1945. Solis's letters indicate that he served in France, Belgium, Luxemburg, and Germany. Many of the letters are in the Victory Mail, or V-Mail format, a World War II system of photographing letters to reduce their size and weight.
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Gume R. Solis Papers, 1943-1945, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Colleen Hobbs, February 2018.