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Appendix A: "The Death of Captain Waskow"

Appendix B: Riley Tidwell's Homecoming

Notes

Cherokee County Historical Commission
Oral History Interview with Riley Tidwell

This paper was written by Mike Sweeney while a doctoral student at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University. Mike also worked as a copy editor at the Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram. He submitted this paper to Dr. David Mould's TCOM 780 historiography class at Ohio University on March 13, 1995.

Mike is an assistant professor, Department of Communication, at Utah State University. At Utah State, his specialties are teaching news writing, public affairs reporting and copy editing.

His research interest is mass media history. His dissertation is the first-ever history of the Press and Broadcasting Divisions of the Office of Censorship in World War II. He also has published a monograph in The Sound Historian (a peer-reviewed oral history journal based in Texas) on Ernie Pyle's most famous column, about the death of Capt. Henry T. Waskow in World War II. He has had two research papers on magazine advertisements accepted by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. And in 1996 he won the Warren Price Award for the top student entry in the AEJMC History Division with a paper on Coxey's Army and the Argus-Eyed Demons of Hell. (FYI: the demons were reporters who accompanied Coxey's march in 1894.)

The author wishes to thank Mary Lee Cox, Riley Tidwell and the many people who shared their memories of Henry T. Waskow.

The author particularly wishes to thank Roy D. Goad of Temple, Texas, and formerly of Company D. Thanks, Roy.

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Appendix A: "The Death of Captain Waskow"

Appendix B: Riley Tidwell's Homecoming

Notes

Cherokee County Historical Commission
Oral History Interview with Riley Tidwell

 

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