Samuels, Robert (Interview outline and video), 2012

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Title

Samuels, Robert (Interview outline and video), 2012

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Contributor

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

Description

Robert Samuels was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1950 and enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1948. He trained at Parris Island, South Carolina, and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, where he learned water purification processes. When the Korean War started in 1950, he was sent to Korea and served as a BAR gunner with E Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. He served with that unit at Inchon and Seoul, and then in the invasion of North Korea. He fought in the Chosin Reservoir battles until he was airlifted out due to bad frostbite. He was treated in Japan and then sent back to the US, where he served out his enlistment in Philadelphia and finally back at Camp Lejeune.

Date

2012-05-17

Rights

Publisher

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

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

SamuelsR1382V

Format

application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Samuels, Robert, “Samuels, Robert (Interview outline and video), 2012,” Digital Collections, accessed August 10, 2022, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/29497.
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