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Interview on experiences in World War II

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Creator: Herron, Ralph

Date: October 18, 2005

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: World War II Oral Histories Project

Unit ID: 211367

Biographical sketch: Ralph Herron was born and raised in the Cimarron, Kansas area. He enlisted in the Marine Corps and was sent to California to train. There he was given a medical discharge for having flat feet and sent home. In 1953, now married, he was drafted into the Army, trained in Texas, and sent to Oklahoma to teach radar to recruits. After serving two years, he was released from the service. He moved to Wichita, Kansas and worked for the Coleman Company and Boeing Aircraft. He returned to Cimarron after three years in Wichita and resumed farming.

Summary: Herron enlisted in the Marine Corps. Interviewed by Joyce Suellentrop on Oct 18, 2005, Herron 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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