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  • Subject is exactly " Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal narratives, American"
Go to Ambrose, Thomas (Interview outline and video), 2010 item page

Thomas Ambrose joined the Navy in 1948. He trained for the Medical Corps, and initially did hospital duty, but then transferred to the Marines and was sent to Korea to serve as a corpsman with a line company. His unit fought a series of engagements…
Go to Anderson, George (Interview outline and video), 2005 item page

George Anderson was born on February 5, 1931 in Coopersville, Michigan. He enlisted in the Navy in 1951. He was sent to the Great Lakes training center in Chicago, and then transferred to Newport, Rhode Island, where he took torpedo training. He was…
Go to Anton, Gust J (Interview outline and video), 2017 item page

Gust Anton was born in Chicago on December 17, 1928. He was drafted in December 1951 and reported for duty in January 1952. He went to Fort Knox, Kentucky, for his basic training and mechanic training, then went to Fort Lewis, Washington, to wait for…
Go to Ash, Charles Nedwin (Interview outline), 2006 item page

Charles Nedwin Ash is a Korean War Veteran who served in the United States Army from July 1952 to July 20, 1954 in Japan and Korea. In this interview, Ash discusses his time in the service and also what it was like to be an African American during…
Go to Bailey, Glen (Interview outline and video) item page

Glen Bailey was born in 1932 in Kent County, Michigan. Glen left school during his 8th grade year at the age of 15
Go to Ball, Kenneth (Interview outline and video), 2008 item page

Kenneth Ball was born in Byron Center, Michigan and graduated from high school in 1952. After high school he spent a year at community college before going to the University of Michigan for architecture. Kenneth was drafted into the Army in 1956…
Go to Ballard, Carl (Interview outline and video), 2004 item page

Carl Ballard was born on October 16, 1932 in Kent County, Michigan. He graduated from high school in 1951 and then enlisted in the Army. Carl trained in Kentucky and went through leadership school after basic. He was then sent to South Korea where…
Go to Bantjes, John (Interview outline and video), 2008 item page

John Bantjes was born in Illinois in 1929 to Dutch immigrants who decided to move back to the Netherlands during the Depression. John lived through the entirety of World War II in the Netherlands. When the war was over he moved back to the US and…
Go to Baxter, Harry (Interview outline and video), 2007 item page

Harry "Bud" Baxter graduated high school near the beginning of WW II. He went to college at the University of Michigan for a year, but feeling that he would soon be drafted, he enlisted in the Army. During WW II he traveled with other men where…
Go to Biermacher, Ronald (Interview outline and video), 2005 item page

Ronald Biermacher served in the US Navy during the Korean conflict. He was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia aboard the USS Mississippi, where he was a barber. After the conflict was over, he returned to Grand Rapids, Michigan where he continued cutting…
Go to Bivens, Laverne (Interview outline and video), 2010 item page

During his military service, Laverne Bivens served in the 4th Regimental Combat team, which the Army had stationed in Alaska as part of the defense against a possible Soviet attack. Although he served during the latter part of the Korean war, Bivens…
Go to Bloss, Lamar (Interview outline and video), 2011 item page

Lamar Bloss grew up in northern Indiana and was drafted into the Army in 1952. He trained as an infantryman and was sent to Korea. He participated in heaving fighting in early 1953, including the action at Pork Chop Hill. After the armistice, he…
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