Litty, Fred (Interview outline and video), 2014

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Title

Litty, Fred (Interview outline and video), 2014

Creator

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Description

Fred Litty is a Korean War veteran that also was a civilian living in Germany during World War II. He was born a U.S. citizen in Yonkers, New York in 1930, but at the age of five his family moved back to Germany and lived in a Berlin suburb. He describes his experiences before and during the war, discussing the Hitler Youth program, his father's military service on the Eastern Front, surviving bombing raids, multiple moves, and finally the atrocities committed by the Red Army in 1945. As a US citizen, he was allowed to move to the American sector of West Berlin, and he and his family returned to New York. In October 1951 he was drafted into the U.S. Army and was deployed to fight in the Korean War. He was assigned to a mortar platoon of the 27th Infantry Regiment of the 25th Infantry Division. He served on the front line for six weeks until he was reassigned to a position in the rear in record keeping, and returned home and was discharged in 1953.

Date

2014-03-20

Rights

Publisher

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

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

LittyF1587V

Format

application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Litty, Fred, “Litty, Fred (Interview outline and video), 2014,” Digital Collections, accessed May 27, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/29185.
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