Alvarez, Eugene 1932-

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ALVAREZ, Eugene 1932-

PERSONAL: Born June 25, 1932, in Jacksonville, FL; son of Frank and Aline (McKinney) Alvarez. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Jacksonville University, B.A., 1961; University of Mississippi, M.A., 1962; University of Georgia, Ph.D., 1966. Hobbies and other interests: Motorcycle touring, taekwando karate (certified instructor), canine training, music.

ADDRESSES: Home—136 Old Hickory Rd., Byron, GA 31008. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Gainesville Junior College, Gainesville, GA, associate professor of history, 1966-68, head of Division of Social Science, 1966-68; Valdosta State College, Valdosta, GA, associate professor of history, 1968-70; University of Maryland—College Park, College Park, lecturer in Asian Division, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam, 1970-71, in European Division, Italy, Germany, and Greece, 1971-72, lecturer in history, 1972-73; Macon Junior College, Macon, GA, associate professor of history, 1973-95, professor emeritus, 1995—. U.S. National Park Service, seasonal lecturer, historian, and ranger, 1955-56, 1960-64; U.S. Air Force Museum of Aviation, volunteer and staff member, 1995-2000; public speaker on popular history and military history; guest on media programs. Middle Georgia Marine Corps League, detachment commandant, 1999-2000. Military service: U.S. Marine Corps, drill instructor, 1950-54, 1956-59; served in Korea; became staff sergeant; received Navy Unit Commendation, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, United Nations Service Ribbon, and Korean War Service Medal. U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, 1954-56, 1959-61.

MEMBER: American Association of University Professors, First Marine Division Association (life member), Second Marine Division Association (life member), World War II Parris Island Drill Instructor Association (honorary member), Georgia Association of Historians, Rotary Club, Exchange Club.

AWARDS, HONORS: Grant from Marine Corps History Center, Washington Navy Yard, 1981.


Travel on Southern Antebellum Railroads: 1828-1860, University of Alabama Press (University, AL), 1974.

Where It All Begins: A History of the United StatesMarine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina, Gayle Publishing, 1984, published as Parris Island: The Cradle of the Corps, privately printed, 1996, published as Parris Island, Arcadia Publishing (Charleston, SC), 2002.

(With Daniel Moyer) Just the Facts, Ma'am: TheAuthorized Biography of Jack Webb, Seven Locks Press (Santa Ana, CA), 2001.

Contributor of articles and reviews to journals, including Virginia Cavalcade, Florida Historical Quarterly, Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Georgia Historical Quarterly, American Motorcyclist, Studies in Popular Culture, Atlanta Historical Journal, Traditional Taekwondo, Leatherneck, and Marine Corps Gazette.

WORK IN PROGRESS: But We Got There Nevertheless: The Transit of General James Longstreet's First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, to the Battle of Chickamauga, September 1863; Mike: Mascot of the Marines, a children's story about the Parris Island mascot, 1905-1916.

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