Oral History Interview with Allen H. Benton, November 24, 2004

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Interview with Allen H. Benton, World War II-era veteran of the 112th Cavalry, Texas National Guard. The interview includes Benton's personal experiences about childhood in upstate New York and the Depression-era economy, education at Cornell University, drafting into the U.S. Army Infantry and service at several stateside bases, transferring to Cavalry and combat in the Pacific Theater, and having a career as an author of biological field guides. The interview also includes Benton's memories of the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay as well as his opinions on war in general.

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105 p. ; 28 cm.

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Johnston, Glenn T.; Benton, Allen H. & Johnston, Craig F. November 24, 2004.

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Interview with Allen H. Benton, World War II-era veteran of the 112th Cavalry, Texas National Guard. The interview includes Benton's personal experiences about childhood in upstate New York and the Depression-era economy, education at Cornell University, drafting into the U.S. Army Infantry and service at several stateside bases, transferring to Cavalry and combat in the Pacific Theater, and having a career as an author of biological field guides. The interview also includes Benton's memories of the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay as well as his opinions on war in general.

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105 p. ; 28 cm.

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Johnston, Glenn T.; Benton, Allen H. & Johnston, Craig F. Oral History Interview with Allen H. Benton, November 24, 2004, book, November 24, 2004; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306816/: accessed October 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Oral History Program.