The American Folklife Center collects, preserve and make accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.
Below, you'll find links to the 65th Infantry Division Veterans who are featured in this collection.
Artillery Division - 105mm, 155mm
Talks about his training camps, leaving from his home state in WA, Fort Benning, Camp Shelby on base experiences and friendships, USS LeJeune across to France, attached to 4th Armored Division, Austria. Talked about rations. Saw Bob Hope in Regensburg. Typhus Hospital in Austria - assisted in getting communications rigged up. When with the 4th Armored came upon Ohrdruf. After the war ended, attached with 869th Field Artillery Battalion. Then, went to 22nd or 42nd Infantry Division to a college program for six months to run hotel. Got to play basketball and travel around Europe. Back in March 1946.
259th Infantry Regiment, Medic
Silver Star Medal;
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