Vico E. Henriques, an interview by Daniel McCool, November 9, 2004: Saving the legacy tape no. 729

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Title Vico E. Henriques, an interview by Daniel McCool, November 9, 2004: Saving the legacy tape no. 729
Alternative Title Vico Henriques, Saving the legacy: an oral history of Utah's World War II veterans, ACCN 2070, American West Center, University of Utah
Creator Henriques, Vico E., 1930-
Contributor McCool, Daniel, 1950- ; University of Utah. American West Center
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2004-09-09
Date Digital 2015-09-16
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Spatial Coverage Korea
Subject Henriques, Vico E., 1930- --Interviews; Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal narratives, American; Veterans--Utah--Biography
Keywords Utah National Guard
Description Transcript (86 pages) of an interview by Daniel McCool with Vico Henriques in Arlington, Virginia, on November 9, 2004. This is from tape number 729 in the "Saving the Legacy Oral History Project
Collection Number and Name Accn2070, Saving the Legacy oral history project, 2001-2010
Abstract Henriques (b. 1930) joined the National Guard in 1947. He had been in the State Guard during World War II. In 1950 he was on a survey crew working for the Bureau of Land Management at thd Dugway Proving Grounds when a man came out and told him that he had been ordered to active duty because war had broken out in Korea. According to Henriques, 80% of the Utah Guard was called up on the first day of the Korean War. He recalls being processed and sent to Japan, then Korea. He was immediately transferred to the 1343rd Engineer Combat Battalion (Alabama National Guard)and put into an intelligence and reconnaissance platoon. He talks about being a Sergeant Major and what that means in the military, being promoted to 2nd lieutenant, and about army life in combat. Other topics covered include leadership in combat, the CIA, being a primate caretaker for the National Zoo, political advice from J.D. Williams, hunting game in Korea, adjusting to civilian life after the military, leading the "enemy" unit in field maneuvers, and receiving the Bronze Star. 86 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 86 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/s61r8ps1
Topic Personal narratives--American; Veterans; Korean War (1950-1953)
Setname uum_slohp
Date Created 2015-11-19
Date Modified 2015-11-19
ID 1020499
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