Lantz, Raymond (Interview outline and video), 2015

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Title

Lantz, Raymond (Interview outline and video), 2015

Creator

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Description

Raymond Lantz was born on September 26, 1922 in Washington, Illinois. He was drafted in Grand Rapids, Michigan in November 1942 and went to Camp Grant, Illinois for processing. He was sent to Camp Beale, California for basic training, and then became a cook in B Company, 83rd Medical Battalion, 13th Armored Division. He was stationed at Camp Beale for a year, and then went to Camp Bowie, Texas where he was reassigned to the 54th Evacuation Hospital. He stayed in Texas until late 1944 when the unit was sent up to Seattle to be deployed into the Pacific Theatre. They sailed to Hawaii and he was stationed at Schofield Barracks until late summer 1945. They sailed up to Japan and arrived on September 4, 1945 two days after the formal surrender of the Japanese. He was part of the occupation force in Japan for a few months working as a cook. He returned to the United States in early 1946 and got discharged at Camp Grant, Illinois in February 1946.

Date

2015-06-23

Rights

Publisher

Grand Valley State University Libraries. Allendale, Michigan

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

RHC-27_LantzR1786V

Format

video/x-m4v
application/pdf

Type

Text
Moving Image

Citation

Lantz, Raymond, “Lantz, Raymond (Interview outline and video), 2015,” Digital Collections, accessed May 16, 2022, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/40678.
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