Platte, Gerard James (Interview outline and video), 2015

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Platte, Gerard James (Interview outline and video), 2015

Description

Gerard Platte was born on December 30, 1921 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. With the United States dragged into the Second World War he enlisted in the Marine Corps on January 8, 1942 and was officially sworn in on January 20, 1942 at San Diego. He received basic training in San Diego along with rifle training at Camp San Luis Obispo. He was stationed at Naval Ammunition Depot Bremerton, Washington and Naval Ammunition Depot Indian Island, Washington before being sent to join B Company in the 21st Marine Regiment of the 3rd Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, California. He was stationed on New Zealand and Guadalcanal before taking part in the invasion of Bougainville (first wave), then Guam (first wave), and finally Iwo Jima where he was wounded while carrying a wounded fellow Marine. He was eventually evacuated back to the United States where he recovered in California and Chicago before being discharged from the Marines on January 20, 1946.

Date

2015-01-13

Rights

Publisher

Grand Valley State University Libraries. Allendale, Michigan

Contributor

Erichsen, Wallace (Interviewer)

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

RHC-27_PlatteG1726V

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application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Text
Moving Image

Language

eng

Citation

Platte, Gerard James, “Platte, Gerard James (Interview outline and video), 2015,” Digital Collections, accessed November 27, 2021, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/41077.
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