Oral History Interview with Gilberto S. Trevino, February 18, 2005

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Interview with Gilberto S. Trevino, a U. S. Marine during World War II. He attended Texas A&M before serving in the Marine Corps. He was in the 28th Replacement Battalion when he was assigned to the 3d Marine Division and deployed to Iwo Jima. He discusses his first impressions of landing on the island. He describes the constructed Japanese defenses on the island and the use of Japanese Nisei interpreters to convince defenders to surrender. He returned to Texas A&M where he was in the Corps of Cadets (ROTC) and accepted his commission in the Army in time to serve in Korea. He eventually earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M and a doctorate degree in pathology from Michigan State University. He retired from service in 1976 with the rank of colonel.

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Creation Date: February 18, 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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Place of Publication: Fredericksburg, Texas
Date(s):
  • Creation: February 18, 2005
Coverage:
Place
Japan - Kanto Region - Tōkyō Metropolis - Ogasawara-gunto Island Group - Kazan-rettō Island Group - Iō-jima Island
Place
United States - Texas - Brazos County - College Station
Place
United States - Michigan - Ingham County - East Lansing
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Description:

Interview with Gilberto S. Trevino, a U. S. Marine during World War II. He attended Texas A&M before serving in the Marine Corps. He was in the 28th Replacement Battalion when he was assigned to the 3d Marine Division and deployed to Iwo Jima. He discusses his first impressions of landing on the island. He describes the constructed Japanese defenses on the island and the use of Japanese Nisei interpreters to convince defenders to surrender. He returned to Texas A&M where he was in the Corps of Cadets (ROTC) and accepted his commission in the Army in time to serve in Korea. He eventually earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M and a doctorate degree in pathology from Michigan State University. He retired from service in 1976 with the rank of colonel.

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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
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  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: OH01349
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth204510
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth204510
Resource Type: Sound
Format: Audio