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Title Reed Christmas, Spanish Fork, Utah: an interview by Benjamin Bahlmann, March 15, 2002: Saving the Legacy tape nos. 506 & 507
Alternative Title Reed Christmas, Saving the legacy: an oral history of Utah's World War II veterans, ACCN 2070, American West Center, University of Utah
Creator Christmas, Reed, 1919-2015
Contributor University of Utah. American West Center; Bahlmann, Benjamin J.
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2002-03-15
Date Digital 2015-12-16
Access Rights I acknowledge and agree that all information I obtain as a result of accessing any oral history provided by the University of Utah's Marriott Library shall be used only for historical or scholarly or academic research purposes, and not for commercial purposes. I understand that any other use of the materials is not authorized by the University of Utah and may exceed the scope of permission granted to the University of Utah by the interviewer or interviewee. I may request permission for other uses, in writing to Special Collections at the Marriott Library, which the University of Utah may choose grant, in its sole discretion. I agree to defend, indemnify and hold the University of Utah and its Marriott Library harmless for and against any actions or claims that relate to my improper use of materials provided by the University of Utah.
Spatial Coverage Hawaii; Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands; Philippines; Okinawa, Japan
Subject Christmas, Reed, 1919-2015--Interviews; Veterans--Utah--Biography; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945--Military operations, American; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Area--Personal narratives, American; Leyte Gulf, Battle of, Philippines, 1944--Personal narratives, American; Saipan, Battle of, Northern Mariana Islands, 1944--Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Japan--Okinawa Island--Personal narratives, American
Keywords National Guard
Description Transcript (106 pages) of an interview by Benjamin Bahlmann with Reed Christmas on March 15, 2002. From tape numbers 506 and 507 in the "Saving the Legacy" Oral History Project
Collection Number and Name Accn2070, Saving the Legacy oral history project, 2001-2010
Abstract Christmas (b. 1919) discusses family, schooling, the Depression, farming, and life in Spanish Fork, Utah. He joined the National Guard in Feburary 1941 and was called to active duty in March. He was first sent to Camp Roberts, then San Luis Obispo, and Escondido, California, for training. He was transferred to Fort Lewis, Washington, for more training before shipping to Hawaii, where the training continued. He was assigned to the 222 Field Artillery (later the 225th FA), 3rd Section, D Battery in the 40th Division. He participated in the invasion of Saipan, and battles at Leyte, Mindoro, and Okinawa. He provides a description of his combat experiences and duties. Christmas returned home in October, 1945 for discharge. After the war he farmed in the Spanish Fork area until 1988. Interviewed by Benjamin Bahlmann. 106 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 106 pages
Language eng
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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/s63j5g0n
Topic Personal narratives--American; Veterans; World War (1939-1945); Leyte Gulf, Battle of (Philippines : 1944); Saipan, Battle of (Northern Mariana Islands : 1944)
Setname uum_slohp
Date Created 2016-04-01
Date Modified 2016-04-01
ID 1029215
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s63j5g0n

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Date Created 2016-04-01
Date Modified 2016-04-01
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s63j5g0n/1029178