Oral History Interview with David Straus, September 17, 2001

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Interview with David Straus of San Antonio, Texas, a veteran from the United States Marine Corps during World War Two in the Pacific Theater as well as the Korean War. The interview includes some of Straus' background before the war and his personal experiences while in the Marines, including memories of Okinawa, various weapons, what happened at the end of World War Two, and his assignment in Korea.

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20 p. ; 28 cm.

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Cox, Floyd & Straus, David September 17, 2001.

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Interview with David Straus of San Antonio, Texas, a veteran from the United States Marine Corps during World War Two in the Pacific Theater as well as the Korean War. The interview includes some of Straus' background before the war and his personal experiences while in the Marines, including memories of Okinawa, various weapons, what happened at the end of World War Two, and his assignment in Korea.

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20 p. ; 28 cm.

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Transcribed on October 10, 2001 in San Antonio, Texas.

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National Museum of the Pacific War Oral History Collection

This oral history collection depicts an instrumental era in American history. In these transcripts of interviews with World War II veterans are personal experiences with the war, from the Doolittle Raid and D-Day to the Battle for Bataan.

Texas Oral History Collection

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Oral History Interview with David Straus, September 17, 2001

Interview with David Straus of San Antonio, Texas, a veteran from the United States Marine Corps during World War Two in the Pacific Theater as well as the Korean War. The interview includes some of Straus' background before the war and his personal experiences while in the Marines, including memories of Okinawa, various weapons, what happened at the end of World War Two, and his assignment in Korea.

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Oral History Interview with David Straus, September 17, 2001 [recording], OH00243, ark:/67531/metapth204477

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  • September 17, 2001

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  • October 1923 - September 17, 2001

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Cox, Floyd & Straus, David. Oral History Interview with David Straus, September 17, 2001, text, September 17, 2001; Fredericksburg, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth193888/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation.