Hopkins, Gerald (Interview outline and video), 2015

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Title

Hopkins, Gerald (Interview outline and video), 2015

Creator

Contributor

Jones, Adam (Interviewer)

Description

Gerald Hopkins was born in Blanchester, Ohio in 1927. He was drafted on June 19, 1945 and was processed in Ohio and Indiana before going to Camp Walters, Texas for basic training to prepare for the invasion of Japan. When the atomic bombs were dropped on Japan and Japan surrendered the invasion plans changed and he was assigned to occupation duty in Germany. He was deployed to Germany in December 1945 and arrived in Le Havre, France. He was stationed in Marburg, Germany for a month working as a special orders clerk (processing soldiers being sent home) before applying for the 3rd Special Services as a performer. He traveled around Germany with the GI song and dance troupe "Script and Score" performing in German cities all around West Germany. In November 1946 he took a ship back to the United States and was discharged in New Jersey in December 1946.

Date

2015-07-16

Rights

Publisher

Grand Valley State University Libraries. Allendale, Michigan

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

RHC-27_HopkinsG1866V

Format

application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Text
Moving Image

Language

eng

Citation

Hopkins, Gerald, “Hopkins, Gerald (Interview outline and video), 2015,” Digital Collections, accessed April 12, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/41036.
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