Oral History Interview with Guinn Rasbury, April 30, 2004

Description:

Interview with Guinn Rasbury, a U. S. Marine during World War II. He discusses joining the Marines, being part of the invasion force at Florida and Tulagi Islands, having multiple malaria attacks, being transferred to Maine to cure his malaria, being transferred around the United States, and finally returning to the Pacific theater. He explains how being sick with malaria and getting bumped from a plane ride home saved his life. He shares anecdotes about sounding "Taps" at a memorial service for President Roosevelt and being chairman of the Second Marine Division Memorial Scholarship Fund Committee.

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Location(s):
Creation Date: April 30, 2004
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: April 30, 2004
Coverage:
Place
Solomon Islands - Central Province - Florida Islands Island Group - Nggela Sule Island - Tulaghi
Place
United States - Maine
Place
United States - Texas
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Description:

Interview with Guinn Rasbury, a U. S. Marine during World War II. He discusses joining the Marines, being part of the invasion force at Florida and Tulagi Islands, having multiple malaria attacks, being transferred to Maine to cure his malaria, being transferred around the United States, and finally returning to the Pacific theater. He explains how being sick with malaria and getting bumped from a plane ride home saved his life. He shares anecdotes about sounding "Taps" at a memorial service for President Roosevelt and being chairman of the Second Marine Division Memorial Scholarship Fund Committee.

Physical Description:

1 sound recording : digital

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Keyword(s): oral histories | biographies | interviews | WWII | Tulagi Island
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: OH01117
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth204498
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth204498
Resource Type: Sound
Format: Audio