Oral History Interview with Sam H. Snoddy, April 29, 2004

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Interview with Sam H. Snoddy, a U. S. Marine during World War II. He served in the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. After training, he participated in the initial landing at Saipan where he was wounded in the knees and shoulder on the beach by shell fragments. He was loaded onto a hospital ship with several other casualties before going to Hawaii to recuperate. He participated in the Okinawa campaign and spent time at Nagasaki on occupation duty. After being discharged, he went to college on the G. I. Bill, and eventually settled in Texas, where he worked in the oil industry.

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Creation Date: April 29, 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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Place of Publication: Fredericksburg, Texas
Date(s):
  • Creation: April 29, 2004
Coverage:
Place
Northern Mariana Islands - Saipan Island
Place
Japan - Okinawa Region - Okinawa Prefecture - Okinawa-shotō Island Group - Okinawa-jima Island - Okinawa
Place
United States - Texas
Place
United States - Hawaii
Place
Japan - Kyūshū-chihō - Nagasaki Prefecture - Nagasaki
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Description:

Interview with Sam H. Snoddy, a U. S. Marine during World War II. He served in the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. After training, he participated in the initial landing at Saipan where he was wounded in the knees and shoulder on the beach by shell fragments. He was loaded onto a hospital ship with several other casualties before going to Hawaii to recuperate. He participated in the Okinawa campaign and spent time at Nagasaki on occupation duty. After being discharged, he went to college on the G. I. Bill, and eventually settled in Texas, where he worked in the oil industry.

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1 sound recording : digital

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Keyword(s): oral histories | biographies | interviews | WWII | United States. Marine Corps. Second Division. | United States. Marine Corps. 2nd Division. | United States. Marine Corps. Eighth Regiment. | United States. Marine Corps. 8th Regiment.
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: OH01119
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth204499
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth204499
Resource Type: Sound
Format: Audio