It’s moments like this one that I love working with this Project! A longtime contributor to the Project and all-around dedicated member of the Lebanese-American community in NC donated some materials for the online archive. Matt Kannan provided 4 photographs, a partial facsimile of two official documents, and paperwork for an old interview of Mitchell David Baddour. Baddour was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran who was honorably discharged in 1946.
Born on October 6, 1923, Baddour grew up in Goldsboro and enlisted in the U.S. Navy when he was of age. He served from July 31, 1943 until March 19, 1946 when he was honorably discharged. He ranked as Quartermaster 3rd class and served in the Mediterranean, Southern France, North Africa and Sicily. While Baddour was not a prisoner of war, he did sustain service-related injuries during his enlistment. Baddour received the American Campaign Medal, Europe-Africa-Middle East Medal and Victory Medal of WWII. After his time in the Navy, Baddour returned home to North Carolina to attend college. We thank Matt Kannan for donating photographs and other documents to the collection! You can read about Matt in our inaugural newsletter. You can view the images on our website. As always, if you are interested in donating materials to the project, head to the Contact page for more information.