Karpowicz, William (Interview outline and video), 2013

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Title

Karpowicz, William (Interview outline and video), 2013

Description

Bill was born on February 10th, 1924 in Muskegon, Michigan. He enlisted in the military on February 18th, 1942 right after he turned 18 and was placed in the Marine Corps. He did his boot camp at Camp Elliot in San Diego, California. From Camp Elliot Bill went to North Carolina and became part of the 3rd infantry Marine Division- which became Camp Lejeune. After training in Auckland, New Zealand, Bill was sent to Guadalcanal for additional training. Bill partook in fighting at Bougainville Island in the fall of 1943
he was then sent back to Guadalcanal. From there, Bill and his division were sent to Guam. Bill received the Purple Heart in Guam after he was hit with shrapnel from a Japanese grenade. After six months in Guam, Bill was sent to Iwo Jima where he encountered heavy fighting as his regiment took many casualties.

Coverage

2013-09-19

Rights

Publisher

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

Contributor

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

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

KarpowiczW1529V

Format

video/mp4
application/pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Date

2017-11-06

Citation

Karpowicz, William, “Karpowicz, William (Interview outline and video), 2013,” Digital Collections, accessed January 17, 2018, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/30058.
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