United States. Marine Corps
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Harry Pells stands in his Marine Corp uniform pointing to a wall of framed discharge papers and photographs. Harry made Quartermaster Sergeant in the Marine Corp before age 21. He is pointing to his Marine Corp discharge. His hand covers a U.S. Army discharge from W.W.II. US Airforce discharge at right. Cigar smoker in the middle is Louis Pells, Harry's brother, of Kansas City, Missouri who served in the US Marines WWII. Lower left partial picture is of Harry J. Pells taken December 1918 in US...
Dates: circa 1980
Abstract Harry Pells was Jewish businessman in Denver, CO. He owned and operated an insurance agency and was an active marine. Harry Pells enlisted in the Army in both WWI and WWII. He was later involved in veterans’ organizations, such as the Jewish War Veterans and the American Legion where he organized a toy drive that sent over 50,000 toys to Europe. Collection contains personal papers, news clippings, pamphlets and, a newsletter related to Harry Pells from 1918 through 1986.
Dates: Other: 1918-1986
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Collection is broken into 4 sections: Military Records, 1918-1985; Tide of Toys Scrapbook, 1950-1951; Allied Study Tour to Israel and Europe, 1963; and Miscellaneous Papers and Ephemera, 1942-1986.