This is a photograph of Sergeant James Calvin Hollon after his return home from the war in 1945. A Nashville native, Hollon fought on the beaches of Normandy, France in Company M, 116th Infantry/29th Division of the United States Army when he was only 19 years old.
The Hollon Papers contain materials pertaining to World War II, focusing particularly on the Allied Invasion of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944. The papers consist mostly of subjects related to World War II history and commemoration, Veterans’ affairs and recollections, and the Normandy landings. Magazines and newspapers represented in the collection include The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, The Retired Officer, Yank, Stars and Stripes and The Twenty-Niner.
Written by Julie Maresco, Graduate Assistant