Gilbert H. Iker, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Winston P. Erickson, October 17th & 18th, 2002: Saving the legacy tape no. 518, 519, and 520

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Title Gilbert H. Iker, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Winston P. Erickson, October 17th & 18th, 2002: Saving the legacy tape no. 518, 519, and 520
Alternative Title Gilbert Iker, Saving the legacy: an oral history of Utah's World War II veterans, ACCN 2070, American West Center, University of Utah
Creator Iker, Gilbert, 1927-2015
Contributor Erickson, Winston P., 1943-; University of Utah. American West Center
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2002-10-17; 2002-10-28
Date Digital 2015-09-16
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Spatial Coverage Germany; Michigan, United States; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Subject Iker, Gilbert, 1927-2015--Interviews; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; Veterans--Utah--Biography; United States--Army--Corps of Engineers; World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American
Description Transcript (106 pages) of an interview by Winston P. Erickson with Gilbert H. Iker on October 17 and 18, 2002. This is from tape numbers 518, 519, and 520 in the "Saving the Legacy Oral History Project
Collection Number and Name Accn2070, Saving the Legacy oral history project, 2001-2010
Abstract Gilbert Iker (b. 1927) describes his childhood and youth in Detroit, his father's involvement in an Army Corps of Engineers Reserve Unit prior to the war, and life on various bases after his father was called to active duty. He reminisces about his high school years at East High in Salt Lake City, when his father was stationed in Kearns. He joined the Navy in 1945 and was in basic training at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station when the war ended. He was stationed near Hayward, California until his discharge in 1946. He returned to Utah and entered the University where he joined the Air Force ROTC. Following graduation he served in Germany with the Air Force and transferred to the United States Army in 1962. He remained in the Army until 1983. Other topics discussed include the history and mission of the Special Forces, the CIA, NATO war games, and the Vietnam war. 106 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 106 pages
Language eng
Scanning Technician Mazi Rakhsha
Metadata Cataloger Cedar Gonzalez; Anna Neatrour; Ken Rockwell
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display
ARK ark:/87278/s6d23wv1
Topic Personal narratives--American; Veterans; World War (1939-1945); Military operations, Naval--American; United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
Setname uum_slohp
Date Created 2015-11-19
Date Modified 2015-11-19
ID 1019862
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