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

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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Date: September 24, 2003
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Fortenberry, George E.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Thomas A. Chipman, May 21, 1999

Description: Interview with Thomas A. Chipman, who is a World War II veteran and restaurant business owner from Hill City, Kansas. In the interview, Chipman discusses his experiences as a medic and driver in the European Theatre during the war. He describes what basic training and his induction into the Army was like, and also talks a little bit about when he was sent to the Pennsylvania Military College to earn a degree in engineering. Chipman recollects when his battalion was transported to England and France in order to fight in several battles that included the Battle of the Bulge. He describes what it was like to stay in Europe, and includes details such as the attitudes toward battlefield carnage, the evacuation and transport of the dead and wounded, the capture of German prisoners-of-war, and civilian refugees. Chipman reminisces of the German surrender and his return to the United States, where he started a restaurant business career.
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Date: May 21, 1999
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Chipman, Thomas A.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Gelane Matthews Barron, July 7, 1974

Description: Interview with Gelane Matthews Barron, former Army nurse from Little Rock, Arkansas. The interview includes Barron's experiences at Tipler General Hospital at Fort Shafter during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: July 7, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Barron, Gelane Matthews
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Anna Urda Busby, December 8, 1978

Description: Interview with Anna Urda Busby, an army nurse from German, Pennsylvania. This interview contains her experiences at Tripler General Hospital, Fort Shafter, during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Date: December 8, 1978
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Busby, Anna Urda
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Rick Dale, November 26, 2007

Description: Interview with U.S. Marine Corps Pilot Richard Dale as part of the Tarrant County War Veterans Oral History Project. The interview includes Dale's personal experiences of childhood, education at Baylor University and Texas A&M, attending training at Camp Pendleton, California, Quantico, Virginia, and officer candidate school. Additionally, Dale talks about his decision to enter the Marines aviation program, his assignments to various naval air stations, the particulars of "tailhook" aviation, and his civilian career with Northwest Airlines. The interview also includes an appendix with a photograph and an active duty summary.
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Date: November 26, 2007
Creator: Bristow, Lauren & Dale, Richard C.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with William Barsanti, June 26, 2004

Description: Interview with accountant and Army veteran William Barsanti. The interview includes Barsanti's personal experiences about the European Theater during World War II, his youth in an Italian immigrant family, graduating from high school and enrolling in college, then in the Enlisted Reserve Corps, being inducted into the U.S. Army, basic training, being selected for the Army Specialized Training Program, transferring to the 106th Infantry Division, and his assignment to Cannon Company as a supply sergeant. Barsanti also talks about the living conditions at Stalag XII-A and Stalag II-D, Stargard, Germany, evacuating to Bremervorde, Germany, liberation, and his postwar business career in Europe.
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Date: June 26, 2004
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Barsanti, William
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Seth Bailey, December 12, 2007

Description: Interview with Seth Bailey, veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, as part of the Tarrant County War Veterans Oral History Project. The interview includes Bailey's personal experiences of childhood and education in Athens, Texas, enlisting in the U.S. Army, basic training at Ft. Benning, Georgia, including experiences in Ranger Indoctrination Program and injuries sustained in "jump school," as well as his combat experiences in Karbala, Ramadi, and Al Asad. Bailey also talks about his family's tradition of military service, his assignment to a unit in Darmstadt, Germany, his deployment to Iraq and performance of long-range surveillance missions, continuing struggles with injury from basic training, with the Army health care system, and with substance abuse. Additionally, Bailey discusses his treatment at the Walter Reed Army Hospital, being discharged from the Army, returning to Arlington, Texas, and gives his opinions regarding the benefits of military service and regarding women in the military.
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Date: December 12, 2007
Creator: Russell, Amy & Bailey, Seth
Item Type: Book
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Oral History Interview with Angela Bynum, November 16, 2007

Description: Interview with Angela Bynum, veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, as part of the Tarrant County War Veterans Oral History Project. The interview includes Bynum's personal experiences of childhood and education in California and Texas, enlisting in the U.S. Army, basic and advanced training as a motor transport operator, training in avoidance of improvised explosive devices, and transport missions between Iraq and Kuwait. Bynum also discusses her inability to withstand Airborne training, the decision to leave active duty in 2002, her use of the GI Bill benefits to attend Tarrant Community College, the 2004 call-up from reserve duty and deployment to Iraq, her family's concerns regarding deployment, and aspects of daily life for American soldiers stationed in Iraq.
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Date: November 16, 2007
Creator: Castillo, Vogel & Bynum, Angela
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - February 19, 1862]

Description: Transcript of a letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she sends news of the battle at Fort Donaldson, Tennessee. She gives her opinion of the news of the war and the generals. She says she longs to see the men drafted as there are men who are "loafing and drinking" who should be compelled to fight. She describes the capture of Confederate soldiers. She ends the letter with family news.
Date: February 19, 1862
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - February 19, 1862]

Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she sends news of the battle at Fort Donaldson, Tennessee. She gives her opinion of the news of the war and the generals. She says she longs to see the men drafted as there are men who are "loafing and drinking" who should be compelled to fight. She describes the capture of Confederate soldiers. She ends the letter with family news.
Date: February 19, 1862
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Old fort]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the restoration of Fort Richardson at Jacksboro.
Date: August 26, 1959
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 14, 1862]

Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress describing the mood in town after several confederate losses. She pleads with him to not join the Army, and updates him on family and friends.
Date: February 14, 1862
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of letter from Elvira Moore to Charles Moore, Sabina Rucker, and Maria, March 9, 1862]

Description: Transcript of a letter from Elvira Moore to Charles Moore and family. After mentioning an outbreak of illness in the area, Elvira talks about the fall of Fort Donalson and relates information about the captured, the escapees, the wounded, and the dead. She goes on to mention troop movements in the area.
Date: March 9, 1862
Creator: Moore, Elvira
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Elvira Moore to Charles Moore, Sabina Rucker, and Maria, March 9, 1862]

Description: Letter from Elvira Moore to Charles Moore and family. After mentioning an outbreak of illness in the area, Elvira talks about the fall of Fort Donalson and relates information about the captured, the escapees, the wounded, and the dead. She goes on to mention troop movements in the area.
Date: March 9, 1862
Creator: Moore, Elvira
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Army has first woman magician]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a female magician in the Women's Army Corps, Sergeant Genevieve F. Harris. Sgt. Harris uses her magic tricks to entertain soldiers at Fort Sam Houston.
Date: December 25, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Fort Belknap]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about residents near what was once Fort Belknap gathering to look back on the history of the fort and to celebrate its centennial.
Date: November 6, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Texas news review]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering major Texas news stories from the past week.
Date: November 11, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Football]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a military football game between the Carswell Air Force Base Bombers and the Fort Sam Houston Rangers at Farrington Field in Fort Worth. The Bombers win the game 55-14.
Date: November 20, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Command change at Fort Sam]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a ceremony transferring command of Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio from Lieutenant General William Hoge to Major General John E. Dahlquist.
Date: March 17, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Wainwright funeral services]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about funeral services for U.S. Army General Jonathan M. Wainwright at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.
Date: September 6, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Pat the horse]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about funeral ceremonies for Pat, a U.S. Army Horse who served for 26 years.
Date: March 5, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections