Schrouder, John Althen (Interview outline and video), 2015

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Schrouder, John Althen (Interview outline and video), 2015

Contributor

Moore, Deb (Interviewer)

Description

John Schrouder was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on May 26, 1925. He joined the Navy on September 1, 1943 and was sent to Great Lakes Naval Station, Illinois for basic training. Upon completion of basic training he was sent to Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois for Diesel School and after graduating from that he was sent to New London, Connecticut to train with submarines. After deciding to get out of the submarine program he was reassigned to LST 618 and deployed to the Pacific Theatre in late summer 1944. He participated in three major campaigns: the invasion of Leyte (in the Philippines), the invasion of Luzon at Lingayen Gulf (in the Philippines), and the invasion of Mindanao (in the Philippines). After the war, LST 618 ferried Nationalist Chinese troops to various Chinese ports until sailing back to the United States. He was sent back to Chicago and was discharged on February 28, 1946.

Date

2015-06-15

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Publisher

Grand Valley State University Libraries. Allendale, Michigan

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

RHC-27_SchrouderJ1780V

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application/pdf
video/mp4

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Text
Moving Image

Language

eng

Citation

Schrouder, John Althen, “Schrouder, John Althen (Interview outline and video), 2015,” Digital Collections, accessed June 27, 2022, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/41129.
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