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    Rufus Lester Leggett Collection

    Goering

    Summary: Donated articles, mementos, and photographs pertaining to 1895 courthouse, World War II and family.

    Magazine

    • "Bagging a Bigwig," World War II, January/February 2006, Interview by David Lesjak of Rufus Lester Leggett, pages 34-40, Mr. Leggett's description of the surrender of Reichsmarshall Hermann Goring (image shown), early May 1945.

    Mementos

    • Card: To Zell and Back, by Rufus Lester Leggett, inscribed on verse: "To Susan Pritchard, This is my possible book cover Les Leggett LTC USA".
    • Black zippered case containing: door knob, key, door lock, two door knob and key plates, door lock plate, all brass, except for key which is a folding pocket key. Donor's father was on crew that took off west porch entry to 1895 Courthouse in 1957. He kept these items from the 1895 Courthouse as mementos.
    Photographs
     
    The following are copies from Mr. Leggett's personal photograph collection:
     
    • Rufus Lester Leggett, sergeant on the Rhine, 1944. WWII, 36th ID Reconnaissance Company 636th TDBN
    • M-8 Armored Car, February 1945, with turret penetrated by German MK IV Tank 75mm
    • LTC Rufus Lester Leggett, USA Ret. At M-18 Tank Destroyer, at Brent Miullins Museum of the American GI, College Station
    • Rufus Lester Leggett, Sergeant 36th Infantry Division, WWII. M-8 Armored Car
    • Rufus Lester Leggett with WWII M-8 Armored Car
    • "Interview: Real- Life Action Hero", by Officer Adam Musil, Texas National Guard Public Affairs. The Dispatch, January 2007
    • Map: Allied Operations in World War II, 1942-1945
    • Castle, near Kitzbuehl, where Hermann Goring surrendered, May 1945
    • "Goering, Former No. 2 Nazi, Held at Army Headquarters" by Seymour Korman, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, May 10, 1945
    • Digital image with Lester Leggett, far right, at the Tarrant County archives holding photo of his National Guard unit posing on Hemphill in 1941