The collection contains 10 typed manuscripts of Andrew Geer's books, issues of magazines where his stories were published,
and many newspaper clippings about his work. The photographs show him in the military, as a civilian, as an author, and in
private life. The large quantity of personal letters includes those to his wife both prior to and after their marriage.
The collection includes photographs and a scrapbook about Sergeant Reckless, the beloved decorated war horse of the USMC,
as well as Geer's manuscript of his published book called Reckless.
The collection includes the manuscript and storyboard of Geer's book turned movie, The Seachase, starring a stellar cast including
Johm Wayne and Lana Turner.
Andrew C. Geer first served in North Africa with the American Field Service, and then in the United States Marine Corps in
both WWII and Korea, eventually being promoted to Captain. He wrote books and published stories in various magazines. His
most acclaimed published books were The New Breed: the story of the U. S. Marines in Korea; The Sea Chase, a drama set in
WWII which was made into a movie starring John Wayne and Lana Turner; and Reckless: Pride of the Marines, about a decorated
war horse who won two purple hearts.
10.6 Linear Feet
12 MB, 2 half boxes, 4 flat boxes
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