Garner, Gerald (Interview transcript and video), 2017

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Garner, Gerald (Interview transcript and video), 2017

Description

Gerald Garner was born in West Branch, Michigan, on May 25, 1927. During the Great Depression, his family's jewelry shop was diversified as his father agreed to share the space with an energy company so he could pay the rent. Garner signed onto a radar technician program with the Navy in the closing months of the war and attedned Boot Camp at Great Lakes Naval Station. He was in Alameda, California, when the war ended and was quickly offered an early-out of the service due to the flood of dischargees returning home. He then went on to attend optometry school in Chicago on the GI Bill.

Coverage

World War II

Date

2017-11-14

Rights

Publisher

Grand Valley State University Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives, 1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI, 49401.

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

RHC-27_GarnerG2169V

Format

video/mp4
application/pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Garner, Gerald Alfred, “Garner, Gerald (Interview transcript and video), 2017,” Digital Collections, accessed October 18, 2021, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/45493.
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