Oral History Interview with Willie Higgs, September 21, 2001

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Interview with Willie Higgs, a U. S. Marine during World War II. He joined the Marines in 1944 and trained at Camp Pendleton before being assigned to the 4th Marine Division. Higgs discusses arriving at Iwo Jima, making a grenade attack on a cave there, and subsequently breaking his leg. He then spent time aboard the hospital ship, USS Solace (AH-5). Upon returning home, Higgs finished his degree at Southwest Texas State in San Marcos, where he majored in music.

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Creation Date: September 21, 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
World War Two Collection
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Publisher Info:
Place of Publication: Fredericksburg, Texas
Date(s):
  • Creation: September 21, 2001
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Hays County - San Marcos
Place
Japan
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Description:

Interview with Willie Higgs, a U. S. Marine during World War II. He joined the Marines in 1944 and trained at Camp Pendleton before being assigned to the 4th Marine Division. Higgs discusses arriving at Iwo Jima, making a grenade attack on a cave there, and subsequently breaking his leg. He then spent time aboard the hospital ship, USS Solace (AH-5). Upon returning home, Higgs finished his degree at Southwest Texas State in San Marcos, where he majored in music.

Physical Description:

1 sound recording : digital

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Keyword(s): oral histories | biographies | interviews | WWII | USS Solace (AH-5) | United States. Marine Corps. 4th Division. | United States. Marine Corps. Fourth 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
Collection:
World War Two Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: OH00257
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth204479
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth204479
Resource Type: Sound
Format: Audio