Strom, Carl J. (Interview outline and video), 2006

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Title

Strom, Carl J. (Interview outline and video), 2006

Contributor

Shaw, Kaitlyn (Interviewer)
Dornoff, Andrew (Interviewer)
Forest Hills Eastern High School (Ada, Mich.)

Description

Carl J. Strom served in the United States Army in France and Italy during WW II from July 1942 to May 1945. In this interview, Strom and his wife, Eleanor, talk about their wartime experiences. Eleanor discusses life as an Army wife and how she followed her husband from boot camp to boot camp. Strom was a member Company B, 141st Regiment, 36th Infantry Division and lead the first platoon of soldiers across the Rapido River at the Battle at Cassino. He and one other soldier were the only people to survive from their Platoon's crossing. Strom's account of the Battle at Cassino is told in great detail. Strom shares stories of leaky boats, the bombing of the Abby, and intense casualties. He also discusses his Division's invasion of Southern France and an unlikely friendship between himself and a German Captain. Strom integrated maps, photographs, and his medals into the video interview.

Date

2006-05-29

Rights

Publisher

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

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

StromC2

Format

application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Strom, Carl J. and Strom, Eleanor, “Strom, Carl J. (Interview outline and video), 2006,” Digital Collections, accessed May 30, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/29586.
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