Homrich, Ernest Q (Interview outline and video), 2016

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Homrich, Ernest Q (Interview outline and video), 2016

Description

Ernest Homrich was born in Alpine Township, Michigan on April 13, 1925. He was drafted in late 1944 and went to Texarkana/northeast Texas for basic training. After 17 weeks of basic training and a short leave home he went to San Francisco to board a troopship. En route to their destination they experienced boiler trouble and had to stay in Pearl Harbor for a month for repairs. From Pearl Harbor they sailed to Okinawa and were offshore for a week then the atomic bombs were dropped. They went to Inchon, Korea where he helped unload material and discard Japanese weapons. He injured his hand and after recovering in a hospital was assigned to work with an amphibious engineers unit then at a PX where he worked for nearly a year. Upon completion of his time in Korea he returned to the United States and was discharged in Chicago.

Date

2016-02-09

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Publisher

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

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

HomrichE1917V

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application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Moving Image
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Citation

Homrich, Ernest Q., “Homrich, Ernest Q (Interview outline and video), 2016,” Digital Collections, accessed December 2, 2021, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/39529.
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