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President Franklin Roosevelt pictured with Secretary of State Cordell Hull, Assistant Secretary of Defense Louis A. Johnson, and an unidentified man.
Reverse reads "Tell them we want to see Mrs. Kitty Lou. I'm just doing as directed. Hoping 41 is your best yet."
A crowd observes as the cornerstone for the new Calhoun County courthouse is lain. The new court house building is located by the Masonic Lodge.
Captain Bennion was killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. As  he laid mortally wounded on the West Virginia's command bridge, Bennion refused to be removed from his burning ship. He continued to give orders, directing his crew's actions. Bennion's last order to his men before he died was to leave him and "abandon ship." Captain Bennion was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
American military work with coastal artillery during a defense campaign. Photograph comes from a U.S.S. West Virginia scrapbook.
A sailor prepares to dive into the sea off the deck of the U.S.S. West Virginia.