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Portrait of Joseph B. W...
approximately 1916
 
Title
Portrait of Joseph B. Westnedge in uniform
Date
approximately 1916
Description
Copy print headshot of Joseph B. Westnedge (1872-1918), wearing an infantry uniform and hat, and smoking a cigarette. The uniform may be from the Michigan State Troops. Pin above lapel features crossed muskets over wreath insignia. Handwritten text on the photograph reads, "Our own 'Col Joe' Guess what he's s[aying?] Turk". Joseph Westnedge had an extensive military career: He joined the Michigan National Guard in 1894, was captain during the Spanish-American War in 1898, lieutenant-colonel during Jackson Prison riot of 1911, and colonel after his service on the Mexican border in 1916. Later, he was the manager of Kalamazoo paper company at the start of the first World War, and was one of few National Guard officers to retain his command in the National Army during the war. He commanded the 126th Infantry. Westnedge Avenue in Kalamazoo, Michigan, was named in his honor.
Studio portrait of Jose...
approximately 1916?
 
Title
Studio portrait of Joseph B. Westnedge in uniform
Date
approximately 1916?
Description
Copy print portrait of Joseph B. Westnedge (1872-1918), wearing his infantry uniform with division symbol at neck. Joseph Westnedge had an extensive military career: He joined the Michigan National Guard in 1894, was captain during the Spanish-American War in 1898, lieutenant-colonel during Jackson Prison riot of 1911, and colonel after his service on the Mexican border in 1916. Later, he was the manager of Kalamazoo paper company at the start of the first World War, and was one of few National Guard officers to retain his command in the National Army during the war. He commanded the 126th Infantry. Westnedge Avenue in Kalamazoo, Michigan, was named in his honor.
Major Seth D. Finley, a...
ca. 1960
Finley, Seth Donald, 19...
exwa_wmup_u-00100
 
Title
Major Seth D. Finley, alumni
Date
ca. 1960
Time Period
1960 - 1969
Description
Photograph of Major Seth D. Finley, 1942 graduate of Western Michigan College of Education, in Army uniform.
Lt. Robert Chant, alumn...
1958
Chant, Robert James, 19...
exwa_wmup_u-00102
 
Title
Lt. Robert Chant, alumni
Date
1958
Time Period
1950 - 1959
Description
Photograph of Lt. Robert Chant, 1954 graduate of Western Michigan College of Education and Western Michigan's newly formed ROTC program, at the time of his promotion to Lieutenant.
Thomas H. Willoughby, a...
ca. 1953
Willoughby, Thomas Mead...
exwa_wmup_u-00077
 
Title
Thomas H. Willoughby, alumni
Date
ca. 1953
Time Period
1950 - 1959
Description
Photograph of Lt. Thomas Willoughby, class of 1952. Following graduation, Willoughby completed Naval Officer candidate school at Newport, Rhode Island and was commissioned Ensign in the supply civil engineering and medical services corps.
Norman D. Champlin, Nav...
ca. 1961
Champlin, Norman David,...
exwa_wmup_u-00083
 
Title
Norman D. Champlin, Navy Commander, alumni
Date
ca. 1961
Time Period
1960 - 1969
Description
Photograph of Navy Commander Norman D. Champlin, 1941 graduate of Western Michigan College of Education. Champlin was reporting for duty at the Naval Air Development Center, Johnsville, Pennsyvania and held the Navy Cross, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross and five Air Medals. Retired in 1972 at the rank of Captain.
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