Jean Warman Collection
Western Kentucky University Library special CollectionsBowling Green, Kentucky, 42101-3576 USA
Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item] Jean Warman Collection, 1990-1992, MSS 116, Library Special Collections, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green.
1 box, 7 folders, 114 items.
Jean Warman was working for the law firm of Taft, Stettinius & Hollister in Cincinnati, Ohio, when the Persian Gulf War started. Her son, Ronald W. Hamilton (1957-), was called up for active duty in August 1990. To help alleviate her fears and to provide moral support at home, Jean joined the forces of Operation Orange Ribbon. Founded in August 1990 by Ellen Lambing, Operation Orange Ribbon began by asking people to display an orange ribbon as a sign of their support of American servicepeople in the war. Its chief goal was to distribute orange ribbons, but the organization also organized support groups and carried out letter writing and package sending campaigns to troops. Jean lives with her husband, David Warman, in New Richmond, Ohio.
This collections consists chiefly of clippings and promotional material related to Operation Orange Ribbon, a Cincinnati-based organization that distributed orange ribbons and bows as a means of showing support for the men and women serving in the Persian Gulf War, 1991. Also included are war letters written by Ronald W. Hamilton to Jean Warman, his mother, war letters from Samuel Herrera, a pen pal of Warman's during the war, and a group of war letters from other servicepeople who wrote only once to Warman.
Desert Storm letters (33) from several Persian Gulf War service personnel, particularly Warman's son, Ron W. Hamilton, and a pen pal, Samuel Herrera. The collection also contains promotional material and newspaper clippings related to Operation Orange Ribbon, a Cincinnati-based organization that distributed orange ribbons and bows as a means of demonstrating support for the men and women serving in the Persian Gulf.
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