Oral History Interview with William Garbo, Sr., 2003-2004

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Interview with landscape architect and Army veteran William Garbo Sr. The interview includes Garbo's personal experiences about the G Troop, 112th Cavalry, in the Southwest Pacific Theater during World-War II, growing up in an Italian-American family in Mississippi during the Great Depression, volunteering for the draft and processing at Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, basic training at Camp Lee, Petersburg, Virginia, being assigned to the 26th War Dog Platoon and to New Guinea in 1944, the Battle of the Driniumor River and his attachment to elements of the 32nd Infantry Division, jungle patrols on New Guinea with his dog, his transfer ... continued below

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319, [92] p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.

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Johnston, Glenn T. & Garbo, William, Sr. November 24, 2003.

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  • Main Title: Oral History Interview with William Garbo, Sr., 2003-2004
  • Added Title: Oral History Interview with William Garbo, Sr., November 24, 2003
  • Added Title: Oral History Interview with William Garbo, Sr., December 5, 2003
  • Added Title: Oral History Interview with William Garbo, Sr., January 13, 2004
  • Added Title: Oral History Interview with William Garbo, Sr., January 15, 2004
  • Added Title: Oral History Interview with William Garbo, Sr., February 12, 2004

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Interview with landscape architect and Army veteran William Garbo Sr. The interview includes Garbo's personal experiences about the G Troop, 112th Cavalry, in the Southwest Pacific Theater during World-War II, growing up in an Italian-American family in Mississippi during the Great Depression, volunteering for the draft and processing at Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, basic training at Camp Lee, Petersburg, Virginia, being assigned to the 26th War Dog Platoon and to New Guinea in 1944, the Battle of the Driniumor River and his attachment to elements of the 32nd Infantry Division, jungle patrols on New Guinea with his dog, his transfer to Troop, 112th Cavalry and the invasion of Layte, Philippines, and the living condition in the Philippine jungles. Additionally, Garbo speaks about the fighting prowess of his comrades in the 112th Cavalry, jungle patrols on Leyte and Luzon, the 112th's activities around Marungko and Antipolo, Luzon, descriptions of cannibalism by Japanese soldiers, his wounds from artillery shrapnel and evacuation by helicopter, his return to the 112th Cavalry and preparations for the invasion of Japan, witnessing the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay, occupation duty at Tateyama, Honshu, relations between Japanese civilians and American occupation troops, the destruction of Japanese defensive fortifications and weapons on Honshu, his return to the States, and mustering out of the service. The interview includes an appendix with photographs.

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319, [92] p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.

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Johnston, Glenn T. & Garbo, William, Sr. Oral History Interview with William Garbo, Sr., 2003-2004, book, November 24, 2003; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306825/: accessed November 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Oral History Program.