Terry, Howard (Interview outline and video)

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Title

Terry, Howard (Interview outline and video)

Creator

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Description

Howard Terry was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1927 and lived in different orphanages from the ages of 5-15. When he was 15 years old he lied about his age and enlist in the Marine Corps to get out of the orphanage. Howard went through boot camp for 6 weeks and then began traveling east until he eventually made it to Londonderry, Ireland where he worked with the First Provisional Marine Battalion guarding facilities in Northern Ireland. Howard was in Ireland for 2 years and then sent back to the US after the Normandy Invasion. After having some time off and going through more training Howard was sent to the Pacific where he fought in Okinawa and Guam. He was later stationed in Tsingtao, China before his 4years of service was up. Howard then signed up for 1.5 months with the Army, which he did not enjoy and decided to leave early. He later began working on a book, detailing his life in the orphanages and his time in the service.

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Publisher

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

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

TerryH

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application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Terry, Howard, “Terry, Howard (Interview outline and video),” Digital Collections, accessed April 14, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/29451.
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