Crow, William (Interview transcript and video), 2017

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Crow, William (Interview transcript and video), 2017

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Smither, James (Interviewer)

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William Crow was born on October 4th, 1927 in Butte, Montana. He primarily grew up in Wichita, Kansas. In 1943, he altered his birthdate on his birth certificate so that he could join the Marine Corps at 16 years old. William completed his basic training in San Diego, California. He did combat training at Camp Pendleton and then later completed communication school. He was part of the 3rd battalion, 1st regiment, in the 1st Marine division that was involved in World War 2. He was sent overseas to Pavuvu in the Solomon Islands and then to Peleliu, Okinawa, and China. William’s primary assignment was to deliver messages by foot if communication systems failed. During his time serving in World War 2, he was involved in various skirmishes. He was promoted to corporal by the end of the war. Upon returning home after the war, William joined the Marine Corps Reserve. His unit was eventually called to California to help form the 7th regiment of the 1st division in response to the Korean War. He then went overseas to both North Korea and South Korea. William was involved in various skirmishes during his time serving in the Korean War. After the war, he studied music at Friends University and graduated in 1953. William lives with his family in Wichita, Kansas.

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2017-07

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

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Veterans History Project (U.S.)

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CrowW2147V

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eng

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Crow, William, “Crow, William (Interview transcript and video), 2017,” Digital Collections, accessed February 21, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/48853.
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