Ray D. Gurr, Provo, Utah: an interview by Benjamin Bahlmann, September 14, 2001: Saving the legacy tape no. 364 and 365

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Title Ray D. Gurr, Provo, Utah: an interview by Benjamin Bahlmann, September 14, 2001: Saving the legacy tape no. 364 and 365
Alternative Title Ray D. Gurr, Saving the legacy: an oral history of Utah's World War II veterans, ACCN 2070, American West Center, University of Utah
Creator Gurr, Ray D., 1925-2008
Contributor Bahlmann, Benjamin; University of Utah. American West Center
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2001-09-14
Date Digital 2015-09-16
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Spatial Coverage Iwo Jima, Japan; Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea; Guam; Caliente, Lincoln County, Nevada, United States
Subject Gurr, Ray D., 1925-2008--Interviews; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; Veterans--Utah--Biography; World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Area--Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Guam--Personal narratives, American; Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945--Personal narratives, American
Keywords Marine Corps; New Caledonia; Guadalcanal; Bougainville; Guam; Iwo Jima
Description Transcript (69 pages) of an interview by Benjamin Bahlmann with Ray D. Gurr on September 14, 2001. This is from tape numbers 364 and 365 in the "Saving the Legacy Oral History Project
Collection Number and Name Accn2070, Saving the Legacy oral history project, 2001-2010
Abstract Ray D. Gurr (b. 1925) recalls his childhood in Utah and Nevada. He received an appointment from Senator Pat McCarran to the Annapolis Naval Academy, but turned it down because he was afraid the war would end before he graduated. He was sixteen years old at the time of Pearl Harbor and had dreamed of being in the armed forces since that time. He enlisted in the Marine Corps and trained in San Diego before being shipped out to New Caledonia and Guadalcanal. He also saw action at Bougainville, on Guam, and on Iwo Jima. He returned home on the aircraft carrier USS Guadalcanal. He was discharged in November 1945. 69 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 69 pages
Language eng
Rights http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/CNE/1.0/
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/s6pk2fcn
Topic Personal narratives--American; Veterans; World War (1939-1945); Military operations, Naval--American; Iwo Jima, Battle of (Japan : 1945)
Setname uum_slohp
Date Created 2015-11-19
Date Modified 2016-01-13
ID 1024157
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pk2fcn
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