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

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Title

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

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

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

Rights

Publisher

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

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

HomrichE1917V

Format

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 May 28, 2022, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/39529.
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