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

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.
Date: April 29, 2004
Creator: Smith, Ned & Snoddy, Sam H.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

[Junebug Clark. U.S. Marine]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Studio Photograph of Junebug Clark in U.S. Marine Corps uniform. First trip home after Boot Camp. I don't think I ever wore that formal uniform again. I was in from 1968-1971. My MOS was a 4631 (Photographer) what else could they make me? I ended up a Sergeant E-5 in 15 months and was stationed with Helicopters in Santa Ana, California and with F-4 Phantom Jets in Iwakuni Japan with brief stints in Okinawa, Treasure Island, California and in El Toro California. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS.
Date: 1969
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Willie Higgs, September 21, 2001

Description: Interview with Willie Higgs, a U. S. Marine during World War II. He joined the Marines in 1944 and trained at Camp Pendleton before being assigned to the 4th Marine Division. Higgs discusses arriving at Iwo Jima, making a grenade attack on a cave there, and subsequently breaking his leg. He then spent time aboard the hospital ship, USS Solace (AH-5). Upon returning home, Higgs finished his degree at Southwest Texas State in San Marcos, where he majored in music.
Date: September 21, 2001
Creator: Pickard, Kevin & Higgs, Willie
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Hermi Salas, February 14, 2005

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.
Date: February 14, 2005
Creator: Cox, Floyd & Salas, Hermi
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

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

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.
Date: February 18, 2005
Creator: Atkinson, Scott & Trevino, Gilberto S.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Rudy M. Briones - 1950-09-21]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera to Rudy Briones, 2nd R.T.B. Plt. 23, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, California, dated September 21, 1950. This is replying to Briones request for help in getting a discharge from military service. Herrera advises Briones to remain in the Marine Corp, and offers other personal advice.
Date: September 21, 1950
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Marine Corps Group Photograph (2)]

Description: Photograph of the United States Marine Corps "R" Company, Second Battalion at an infantry training camp in Pendleton, California. Narrative by Junebug Clark: That's me, Junebug Clark, standing in the lower right hand corner of this photo. U.S. Marine Corps Official Photo.
Date: January 30, 1969
Creator: Official U.S. Marine Corps Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Marine Corps Group Photograph (1)]

Description: Photograph of the United States Marine Corps "R" Company, Second Battalion at an infantry training camp in Pendleton, California. Narrative by Junebug Clark: That's me, Junebug Clark, standing in the lower right hand corner of this photo. U.S. Marine Corps Official Photo
Date: January 30, 1969
Creator: U.S. Marine Corps Official Photo
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Carl Peltier, March 4, 2001

Description: Interview with Carl Peltier, a U. S Marine during World War II. He begins by discussing his reaction to the attack on Pearl Harbor. He then joined the Marines when he was old enough. He trained in San Diego before shipping out to Hawaii where he joined the 2nd Marine Division. Further training included heavy weapons and mortars. Later, he landed on Saipan and describes his small arms and rations. He witnessed General Simon Buckner getting killed on Okinawa. He was later wounded on Okinawa. After the war ended, Peltier served in the Pentagon during the Korean War.
Date: March 4, 2001
Creator: Nichols, Chuck & Peltier, Carl
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Dale R. Walker, October 4, 2007

Description: Interview with Dale R. Walker, a U. S. Marine during World War II. He joined the Marine Corps in 1944 and was trained in mortars at Camp Pendleton, California. He then went to Camp Tarawa at Hawaii for further training with the Fifth Marine Division. Walker landed with the sixth wave on D-day at Iwo Jima. While working with mortars supporting the infantry, he was called on to be a stretcher-bearer on occasion. Walker spent 36 days on Iwo Jima. After the Japanese surrendered, Walker served in the occupation of Japan.
Date: October 4, 2007
Creator: Misenhimer, Richard & Walker, Dale R.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation