Oral History Interview with Carl Peltier, March 4, 2001

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Interview with Carl Peltier, a U. S Marine during World War II. He begins by discussing his reaction to the attack on Pearl Harbor. He then joined the Marines when he was old enough. He trained in San Diego before shipping out to Hawaii where he joined the 2nd Marine Division. Further training included heavy weapons and mortars. Later, he landed on Saipan and describes his small arms and rations. He witnessed General Simon Buckner getting killed on Okinawa. He was later wounded on Okinawa. After the war ended, Peltier served in the Pentagon during the Korean War.

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Creation Date: March 4, 2001
Partner(s):
National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
Collection(s):
National Museum of the Pacific War Oral History Collection
Texas Oral History Collection
World War Two Collection
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Publisher Info:
Place of Publication: Fredericksburg, Texas
Date(s):
  • Creation: March 4, 2001
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas
Place
United States - California - San Diego County - San Diego
Place
United States - Hawaii
Place
Northern Mariana Islands - Saipan Island
Place
Japan - Okinawa Region - Okinawa Prefecture - Okinawa-shotō Island Group - Okinawa-jima Island - Okinawa
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Description:

Interview with Carl Peltier, a U. S Marine during World War II. He begins by discussing his reaction to the attack on Pearl Harbor. He then joined the Marines when he was old enough. He trained in San Diego before shipping out to Hawaii where he joined the 2nd Marine Division. Further training included heavy weapons and mortars. Later, he landed on Saipan and describes his small arms and rations. He witnessed General Simon Buckner getting killed on Okinawa. He was later wounded on Okinawa. After the war ended, Peltier served in the Pentagon during the Korean War.

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1 sound recording : digital

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Keyword(s): oral histories | biographies | interviews | WWII | 81mm mortar | United States. Marine Corps. Second Division. | United States. Marine Corps. 2nd Division.
Partner:
National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
Collection:
National Museum of the Pacific War Oral History Collection
Collection:
Texas Oral History Collection
Collection:
World War Two Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: OH00064
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth204468
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth204468
Resource Type: Sound
Format: Audio