Harrell, Edgar (Interview outline and video), 2016

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Harrell, Edgar (Interview outline and video), 2016

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Edgar Harrell was born in western Kentucky in 1924. In 1943 he enlisted in the Marine Corps, received basic training in San Diego and was selected for Sea School to serve as a marine aboard a ship. Upon completion of training he was assigned to the USS Indianapolis. Edgar saw combat aboard the Indianapolis at major battles in the Pacific Theater including the Philippine Sea, Iwo Jima, and the bombardment of Okinawa. After delivering the atomic bomb components to Tinian on July 26, 1945, the Indianapolis was torpedoed by the Japanese submarine I-58 on July 30, 1945. Edgar was one of the 317 men to survive the sinking of the Indianapolis and being stranded at sea. He was picked up on August 2, 1945, by the seaplane piloted by Lieutenant Marks and was transferred to the USS Cecil J. Doyle. He recovered at Peleliu, and was brought to Guam on the USS Tranquility. Edgar arrived in the US on October 2, 1945, but due to appendicitis was kept at Balboa Hospital until early November 1945, and was discharged from the Marines after that.

Coverage

2016-08-22

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Publisher

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

Contributor

Hammond, Steve (Interviewer)

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

HarrellE1946V

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mp4
pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Date

2017-11-21

Citation

Harrell, Edgar, “Harrell, Edgar (Interview outline and video), 2016,” Digital Collections, accessed July 18, 2018, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/39521.
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