Oral History Interview with Hermi Salas, February 14, 2005

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Interview with Oral interview with Hermi Salas, a U. S. Marine during World War II. Salas was assigned to the Third Marine Division and was present for the invasion of Guam in the Mariana Islands. He was wounded on Guam and evacuated to a hospital ship, the USS Solace. He also participated in the Iwo Jima landings. After a few weeks at Iwo Jima, Salas was wounded again and placed aboard the USS Solace. He discusses his experiences in the hospital recovering from the wounds he received in the Battle of Iwo Jima. Eventually, he made his way back to San Antonio. He also discusses a brief leave at home before he reported to prison guard duty in Corpus Christi. Upon being discharged after the war, Salas went to radio school and worked at Kelly Air Force Base in the Civil Service.

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Creation Date: February 14, 2005
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: February 14, 2005
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Bexar County - San Antonio
Place
Guam
Place
United States - Texas - Nueces County - Corpus Christi
Place
Japan - Kanto Region - Tōkyō Metropolis - Ogasawara-gunto Island Group - Kazan-rettō Island Group - Iō-jima Island
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Description:

Interview with Oral interview with Hermi Salas, a U. S. Marine during World War II. Salas was assigned to the Third Marine Division and was present for the invasion of Guam in the Mariana Islands. He was wounded on Guam and evacuated to a hospital ship, the USS Solace. He also participated in the Iwo Jima landings. After a few weeks at Iwo Jima, Salas was wounded again and placed aboard the USS Solace. He discusses his experiences in the hospital recovering from the wounds he received in the Battle of Iwo Jima. Eventually, he made his way back to San Antonio. He also discusses a brief leave at home before he reported to prison guard duty in Corpus Christi. Upon being discharged after the war, Salas went to radio school and worked at Kelly Air Force Base in the Civil Service.

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1 sound recording : digital

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Keyword(s): oral histories | biographies | interviews | WWII | United States. Marine Corps. 3rd Division. | United States. Marine Corps. Third 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: OH01309
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth204507
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth204507
Resource Type: Sound
Format: Audio