Gerald A. Corwin, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Winston Erickson, October 9, 2000: Saving the Legacy tape no. 119

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Title Gerald A. Corwin, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Winston Erickson, October 9, 2000: Saving the Legacy tape no. 119
Alternative Title Gerald A. Corwin, Saving the legacy: an oral history of Utah's World War II veterans, ACCN 2070, American West Center, University of Utah
Creator Corwin, Gerald A., 1913-
Contributor Erickson, Winston P., 1943-; University of Utah. American West Center
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2000-10-09
Date Digital 2015-12-16
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Spatial Coverage Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, United States; Hawaii; Philippines
Subject Corwin, Gerald A., 1913- --Interviews; Veterans--Utah--Biography; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945--Military operations, American
Keywords Chemical weapons; Redstone Arsenal
Description Transcript (33 pages) of an interview by Winston Erickson with Gerald A. Corwin on October 9, 2000. From tape number 119 in the "Saving the Legacy" Oral History Project
Collection Number and Name Accn2070, Saving the Legacy oral history project, 2001-2010
Abstract Corwin (b. 1913) was born in Hardin, Montana. He graduated from Montana State University in 1937 with a degree in chemistry. While in college he joined the National Guard for help with the cost of college. After college, he went to work for the Yale Oil Corporation in South Dakota. Although still in the inactive National Guard at the time of Pearl Harbor, he wasn't called up, but enlisted in the army. He went to Ft. Lewis, Washington, applied for and was accepted into Officer Candidate School (OCS). He was commissioned in 1942 and was assigned to the chemical warfare service, Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. He was there for 20 months, applied for the infantry, and returned to Ft. Lewis to train troops. He was headed to the infantry, in fact, had arrived in Hawaii when the peace treaty was signed and the war was over. He was sent to the Philippines and left the service on meeting the time-in-service requirements. Interviewed by Winston Erickson. 33 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 33 pages
Language eng
Scanning Technician Mazi Rakhsha
Metadata Cataloger Matt Brunsvik; Jeremy Myntti; 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/s6zw3p0k
Topic Personal narratives--American; Veterans; World War (1939-1945)
Setname uum_slohp
Date Created 2016-04-01
Date Modified 2016-04-01
ID 1027729
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