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  • Description: 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 that time.
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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Charles Nedwin Ash (00:31:33) (00:38) Before service • Lived South Haven, MI • 10 brothers and sisters • Drafted into war o Didn’t want to go (02:36) First day in service • Bus with 50 other service guys • Went down to a fo...
Ash, Charles Nedwin (Interview outline), 2006

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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Lyn Lee (00:48:22) (00:15) Background Information • • • • • • • Lyn was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 7, 1953 His mother worked as a server and also did some embroidery work His father Harry was a mason and worke...
Lee, Lyn (Interview outline and video), 2008

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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Larry R. Armstrong (18:15) Pre-Enlistment • Born in Livingston, TN (1:40) • Was a shoe shine boy when he was 8 years old (2:00) • Became a boxer when he was in his teen years (2:20) • Tried to run away and join the service, but ...
Armstrong, Larry (Interview outline and video), 2003

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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project John Heflin (01:00:07) (00:01) Background Information • • • • • • • John was born in Bellevue, MI He graduated high school and received his draft notice shortly afterwards Instead of being drafted he enlisted in the Air F...
Heflin, John (Interview outline and video), 2009

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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Al Walker (1:41:54) (00:30) Background Information • • • • • Al was born in Pontiac, Michigan on August 17, 1949 His father worked for GM and his mother did assembly for Pontiac He remembered business slowing down in the 60s ...
Walker, Alford (Interview outline and video), 2008