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Glen Campbell video interview on experiences in World War II

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Creator: Campbell, Glen


Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: World War II Oral Histories Project

Unit ID: 212191

Biographical sketch: Glen Campbell, a member of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, was born and raised on the Tribe?s reservation lands near White Cloud, Kansas. In 1941, he and several of his cousins and friends enlisted in the National Guard in Falls City, Nebraska. When the war started, about six months later, their Guard unit was made part of the regular Army Infantry as the 35th Infantry Division. Campbell was assigned to Company B, 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division and sent to Little Rock, Arkansas for boot camp. Upon graduation, he was sent to Camp Walters near Mineral Wells, Texas for advanced infantry training and was then reassigned to the base as part of its special services group. He worked in the Camp Walters? theater as a ticket seller, concessionaire, and janitor for the next several years and was discharged from the service in September 1943. He describes his education and experiences as a boxer and in the Civilian Conservation Corps in Montana, before he went into the National Guard, and his work and travels afterwards (including a stint running a traveling carnival?s concessions and working 27 years for General Motors in Kansas City).

Summary: Private Campbell enlisted in the Army (Infantry) in 1941 and served until 1943 in the Co. B, 134th Infantry Division, 35th Division; Special Services. He worked in a movie theater in Mineal Wells, Texas. He used the G. I. Bill for a home loan. He had joined the National Guard with friends before he enlisted in the Army. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers. He was born on the Iowa reservation near White Cloud, Kansas, on September 1, 1919. He attended school in Seattle, Washington; Genoa, Nebraska; and Haskell Indian Junior College in Lawrence, Kansas. He did not graduate from Haskell. He worked with a carnival for a number of years before the war running a concession stand. In 1937, he worked in a Civilian Conservation Camp in Montana. After the war, he worked for General Motors in Kansas City for 27 years. 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 video copy of the interview is available through the Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.

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Title (Main title): Glen Campbell video interview on experiences in World War II

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019-14-03-02  DVD 
019-14-04-04  Cassette Audio Tape 

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