OH 1357

Federal prison administrator. His experiences in the Pacific Theater and China during World War II; also his experiences during the Korean War. Service in the peacetime Army, 1933-36; civilian employment, 1936-43; decision to join the Marines, 1943; Officer Candidate School, Quantico, Virginia, 1945; assignment as a replacement to the 1st Marine Division on Okinawa, May, 1945; his combat experiences during the Okinawa Campaign; tactics used against Japanese holdouts; training for the invasion of the Japanese home islands; postwar occupation duty around Shanhaikuan-Tientsin, China, 1945; his discharge and return to the Federal Bureau of Prisons; his recall to active duty during the Korean War, August 31, 1950; rejoining his old outfit, the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, at Camp Pendleton, California; ground combat around Seoul, South Korea; his serious leg wound and evacuation; his receiving the Silver Star for gallantry; recuperation and permanent disability; release from active duty in 1951 and subsequent career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

About this Oral History

Physical Description 42 pp.
Terms of Use Open
Interviewer(s) William J. Alexander
Date of Interview February 25, 1999

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