Erskine, Vernon (Interview transcript and video), 2020

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Erskine, Vernon (Interview transcript and video), 2020

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)
WKTV (Wyoming, Mich.)

Description

Vern Erskine was born in Allenville, Michigan in 1921. He attended and graduated high school in St. Ignace, Michigan. He was drafted to the Army in the fall of 1942 and was required to report for duty at Camp Grant, Illinois. Vern completed his basic training at Camp Livingston, Louisiana. He became part of the artillery in the 1st battalion, 101st regiment, which was attached to the 28th division. Vern was sent overseas to Europe in the fall of 1943 to serve in World War 2. He landed in Normandy 12 days after D-Day. He spent time in Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and Germany. He participated in the Battle of the Bulge. During his time serving in World War 2, he was involved in various skirmishes. Vern was able to meet both General Eisenhower and General Patton while in Europe. He left Europe in the fall of 1945 to return to the U.S. After discharging from the military, Vern returned home to Michigan where he currently lives with his family.

Date

2020-02

Rights

In Copyright

Publisher

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

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

ErskineV2352V

Format

video/mp4
application/pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Erskine, Vernon L., “Erskine, Vernon (Interview transcript and video), 2020,” Digital Collections, accessed July 18, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/48860.
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