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Interview on experiences in World War II

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Creator: Hargett, William Raymond

Date: June 19, 2006

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: World War II Oral Histories Project

Unit ID: 211363

Biographical sketch: Raymond Hargett joined the Merchant Marine in September 1945. He trained in Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn, New York and was hired by an independent shipping company to transport freight and coal from Newport News, Virginia to electrical power plants along the Atlantic coast. He describes his work aboard the He worked as a deckhand until 1948 when he returned to Montezuma and joined the Army Reserve. He was drafted into service and sent to Korea where he was a sergeant in the motor pool until his discharge. He returned to the Montezuma area to farm.

Summary: Hargett served in the Merchant Marine. Interviewed by Joyce Suellentrop on Jun 19, 2006, Hargett talked about military experiences in the Second World War. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original audio copy of the interview is available through the Gray County Veterans Memorial & Archives and through the Kansas State Historical Society.

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Title (Main title): Interview on experiences in World War II

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019-14-04-06  Cassette Audio Tape (2) 

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