Oral History Interview with Ed Idar, February 20, 1969

Oral History Interview with Ed Idar, February 20, 1969

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Date: February 20, 1969
Creator: Cuellar, Robert & Idar, Ed
Description: Interview with attorney Ed Idar, Jr., who is from Austin, Texas. In the interview, Mr. Idar discusses his experiences as a leader in the American GI Forum during World War II. He also talks about his affiliations with the Political Association of Spanish-speaking Organizations as well as other Mexican-American social action groups. Mr. Idar expresses his views and opinions on several issues including the problem of undocumented workers, the bracero problem, the segregation of schools, jury service, poll tax drives, LULAC, the Viva Kennedy movement, gubernatorial elections, and the Crystal City incident.
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Oral History Interview with Jack Moss, July 19, 1970

Oral History Interview with Jack Moss, July 19, 1970

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Date: July 19, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Moss, Jack
Description: Interview with Jack Moss, a businessman, army veteran, and a member of the "Lost Battalion" from Amarillo, Texas. In the interview, Mr. Moss describes what it was like to be a Japanese prisoner-of-war, which he spent most of the war as. He also discusses certain events, battles, and places that he was involved with, including the fall and capture of Java, the bicycle camp, Batavia and Singapore in 1942, the Changi Prison Camp, the building of the Burma-Thailand Death Railway, and his time in Kanchanaburi and Bangkok, Thailand.
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Oral History Interview with Uell M. Carter and George Killian, September 19, 1970

Oral History Interview with Uell M. Carter and George Killian, September 19, 1970

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Date: September 19, 1970
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E.; Carter, Uell M. & Killian, George
Description: Interview with Uell M. Carter and George Killian, who are both World War II veterans and members of the "Lost Battalion" from Amarillo, Texas. In the interview, the two veterans describe what it was like to be Japanese prisoners-of-war. They both discuss their experiences and memories of the fall of Java and the capture of Surabaja in 1942, and also of the bicycle camp Batavia in 1942-45.
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1941: Texas Goes to War

1941: Texas Goes to War

Date: 1991
Creator: Lee, James Ward; Barnes, Carolyn N.; Bowman, Kent A. & Crow, Laura
Description: This book is a collection of essays discussing the role of Texans in World War II. It examines both the Texas soldiers fighting in the European and Pacific theaters as well as the Texans on the Homefront. The essays describe both the military and social aspects of the war. Index starts on page 241.
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Oral History Interview with William Havel, April 22, 1994

Oral History Interview with William Havel, April 22, 1994

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Date: April 22, 1994
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Havel, William
Description: Interview with William Havel, an army veteran from Staten Island, New York. This interview recounts his experiences as an adopted child in a farm family and then as a corpsman at Tripler General Hospital during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Oral History Interview with George E. Fortenberry, September 24, 2003

Oral History Interview with George E. Fortenberry, September 24, 2003

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Date: September 24, 2003
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Fortenberry, George E.
Description: Interview with George E. Fortenberry, who is an Army veteran and college professor from Arlington, Texas. In the interview, Fortenberry discusses his experiences in the Southwest Pacific Theatre during his time as a member of the 112th Cavalry of the Texas National Guard during World War II. He also describes what it was like growing up during the Great Depression and attending various different schools in both Texas and Oklahoma. Fortenberry discusses why he decided to join the National Guard, and also his experiences in early basic cavalry training. During much of the interview, Fortenberry reminisces about many of his various assignments and duties while serving in the war. Among these discussed include his assignment as a clerk to the veterinary section, time in Fort Bliss and Fort Clark, his shipment overseas to Noumea in New Caledonia, his transfer to the Medical Detachment as a clerk, and his time in New Britain, New Guinea and the Philippines. Fortenberry also recollects about everyday life in the Southwest Pacific, and includes details on tropical diseases and combat-related psychological problems that many of his comrades suffered through.
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Oral History Interview with Elizabeth Murphy, May 30, 1977

Oral History Interview with Elizabeth Murphy, May 30, 1977

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Date: May 30, 1977
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Murphy, Elizabeth
Description: Interview with Elizabeth Murphy, a United States Army nurse from Boise, Idaho. This interview contains her experiences at Tripler General Hospital during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Oral History Interview with Odis P. Elmore, July 6, 1974

Oral History Interview with Odis P. Elmore, July 6, 1974

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Date: July 6, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Elmore, Odis Preston
Description: Interview with Odis P. Elmore, an Army Air Corps veteran from Springfield, Tennessee. This interview includes his experiences at Hickam Field with the post medical detachment during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Oral History Interview with Aletha Barsanti, January 17, 2003

Oral History Interview with Aletha Barsanti, January 17, 2003

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Date: January 17, 2003
Creator: Lane, Peter B. & Barsanti, Aletha
Description: Interview with Aletha Barsanti regarding her experiences as the wife of U. S. Army General Olinto Barsanti. They married in 1942. She remembers their courtship in San Antonio; their assignments in Europe, Japan, and Washington, D.C.; raising their children; his activities in the Korean War; his promotion to general; military protocol for the wives of general officers; and his one-year tour in the Vietnam War as the commander of the 101st Airborne Division. He was diagnosed with stomach cancer and died in May 1973.
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Oral History Interview with Hedwige Kaczanowski Gray, July 5, 1974

Oral History Interview with Hedwige Kaczanowski Gray, July 5, 1974

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Date: July 5, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Gray, Hedwige Kaczanowski
Description: Interview with Hedwige Kaczanowski Gray, a United States Army nurse from Detroit, Michigan. The interview includes her experiences at the Schofield Barracks hospital before and during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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