Katsma, August (Interview outline and video), 2008

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Title

Katsma, August (Interview outline and video), 2008

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Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)
WKTV (Wyoming, Mich.)

Description

August Katsma was born on November 11, 1917 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 1937 he joined the National Guard as a medic in the 126th infantry. After the National Guard he got married and then was drafted into the Army. August trained as an MP and was in the Army's band. He was sent to North Carolina to a special service camp as a band member to raise money and play for the servicemen. Next he was sent to Camp Sibert, Alabama to Grey's Registration Unit and then Deployed to Manila in the Philippines. In Manila he worked at the morgue where he documented casualties of the war. August was sent back to the United states in February, 1946 and discharged.

Date

2008-01-22

Rights

Publisher

Grand Valley State University. University Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

KatsmaA

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application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Katsma, August, “Katsma, August (Interview outline and video), 2008,” Digital Collections, accessed April 12, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/29096.
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