Holton, Will (Interview transcript and video), 2017

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Holton, Will (Interview transcript and video), 2017

Description

Will Holton was born in Crockett County, Tennessee, on January 19, 1919, and was likely drafted in either late 1942 or early 1943. After Basic Training and advanced training, Holton was then sent to Camp Barkeley, Texas, for trucker training, and was then sent to Louisiana for 155mm artillery training before winding up at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, with the 1010th Engineer Company. Holton was then assigned to the 2nd Platoon, A Company, 1697th Engineer Combat Battalion and was deployed to Europe, supporting the ground troops during the Battle of the Bulge in late 1944-45. He guarded the other engineers while they cleared mines, opened supply routes, and built temporary bridges, continuing this construction work in France after the war. Holton later returned home and was discharged in 1946.

Coverage

World War II

Date

2017-02-02

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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_HoltonW2098V

Format

video/mp4
application/pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Holton, Will Thomas, “Holton, Will (Interview transcript and video), 2017,” Digital Collections, accessed October 18, 2021, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/45508.
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