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Collection Ortner J. Stratman
WVM ID Number WVM Mss 1759
Object Name Archive
Title Papers and photographs, 1944-1969
Year Range from 1944
Year Range to 1969
Event World War II
Description Assorted papers and photographs pertaining to Ortner J. Stratman, a Dodgeville, Wisconsin resident who served in the Navy during World War II. Papers include service records, various newspaper clippings about the war and his post war work on the local draft board for Iowa County (Wisconsin), veterans benefits papers, and a typed document giving humorous advice for transition back into civilian life. Oversized manuscripts include certificates for his service and activities with the draft board, a Neptunus Rex certificate, and an article from Life magazine about the end of World War II. Photographs include an image of his Navy indoctrination class (with labels) and a photograph of Stratman with other members of the Iowa County Selective Service Board.
Extent and Medium of Description Papers : 0.1 linear ft. (1 folder and 1 oversized folder)
Photographs : (1 folder)
History Ortner Stratman was drafted into the Army in 1943 and served as a private in Company C, 51st Medical Training Battalion. After completing basic training, Stratman requested to be transferred to the Navy. He was honorably discharged and enlisted with the Navy, where he served with the 7th Fleet as a decoder in the Pacific Theater. After the war, Stratman returned to Wisconsin where he was active in the American Legion and VFW. He was also an active member of the Iowa County Selective Services Board.
Biographical Record Stratman, Ortner J.
Subjects Soldiers -- Wisconsin -- Dodgeville.
Sailors -- Wisconsin -- Dodgeville.
Veterans -- Wisconsin.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Area.
United States. Army. Medical Training Battalion, 51st.
United States. Navy. Fleet, 7th.
United States. Selective Service System.
Black-and-white photographs.