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Richard Hotinger Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0687

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence and legal documents related to the military service of Richard Hotinger. The material primarily consists of registration information, correspondence, insurance information and notifications to Hotinger's mother, Susan Rice Hotinger, from the 6th Armored Division at Camp Cooke, CA.

The majority of the material pertains to Richard Hotinger's accidental death and subsequent notifications pertaniing to it, as well as insurance claims.

Also included is an Army photo of him, and a photo of him as a child and young man.


  • Creation: 1943


Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

Richard Hotinger was a resident of Lexington, VA. Hotinger enlisted in the 6th Armored Division and was shipped to basic training at Camp Cooke, CA in 1943 to later be deployed overseas during World War II. Due to an accident at Camp Cooke, he was killed before the completion of his training. His mother, Susan Rice Hotinger, was subsequently notified and compensated by the US Military and insurance companies.


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Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA