OH 1275 | Oral History

OH 1275

College professor. His experiences in the Pacific Theater during World War II. His pacifistic/isolationist background and the influence of his mother; his parents' attitude toward Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal; his personal dilemma over accepting induction into the military; induction into the Army summer, 1944; basic training, Camp Hood, Killeen, Texas; assignment to C Company, 127th Infantry, as a replacement, his hatred of the Japanese; combat on the Villa Verde Trail, northern Luzon, Philippines; his attitude toward officers and non-commissioned officers; setting up perimeter defenses; Japanese night Banzai attacks; rest and recuperation on the Lingayen Gulf; non-battle casualties; combat around Baguio on Highway11; his surviving a Japanese ambush; killing of Japanese prisoners; end of the war; service with the Army of Occupation in Japan, 1945-1946; postwar adjustments to civilian life.

About this Oral History

Physical Description 137 pp.
Terms of Use Open
Interviewer(s) Ronald E. Marcello
Date of Interview December 21, 1998