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Folder 22 (Cassette tape - James R. Overton, John Schuil, Joseph Message and Al Pinkham interviewed by David Gurtman)

Identifier: MS 001


  • 1984

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers, except for files marked as restricted as requested by Dr. Cecil B. Currey. The Special Collections librarians reserve the right to deny access to these particular files.

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From the Series: 2.92 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Vietnam: James Overton - United States Air Force in 1954 and retired in 1974 - Military Police. Al Pinkham - United States Army - two tours of Vietnam durimng 1965-1967 - thoughts about the war included didn't know who you were fighting and sometimes killed innocents, including a little girl; officers were inexperienced.

World War II: Joe Message - United States Army Air Force - volunteered in 1943 and went into action in the winter of 1944. He lost his arm when an artillery shell exploded. John Schuil - Master Sergeant in the United States Army Air Force and was attached to the Military Police.


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