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Oral history interview with Scott S. Stevenson 2000.

Author: Scott S Stevenson; James F McIntosh; Wisconsin Veterans Museum.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Cassette recording : VHS tape : English
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Scott Stevenson, a Tomahawk, Wis. veteran, discusses his World War II service with the 300th Infantry Regiment and later with the 1st Division in Europe. He talks about special service training at Fort Benning (Georgia) including courses in flying gliders, map reading, and assaulting pill boxes. As a member of a mortar crew, Stevenson comments on weapons techniques, carrying ammunition, and his role in charge of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Scott S Stevenson
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Scott S Stevenson; James F McIntosh; Wisconsin Veterans Museum.
OCLC Number: 85272965
Event notes: Interviewed by James F. McIntosh on October 11, 2000 in Wisconsin.
Description: Sound recording : 1 sound cassette (ca. 50 min.) ; analog, 1 7/8 ips. Videorecording : 1 videocassette (ca. 50 min.) ; sd., col. ; 1/2 in. Master sound recording : 1 sound cassette (ca. 50 min.) ; analog, 1 7/8 ips.
Details: VHS-C format.

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Scott Stevenson, a Tomahawk, Wis. veteran, discusses his World War II service with the 300th Infantry Regiment and later with the 1st Division in Europe. He talks about special service training at Fort Benning (Georgia) including courses in flying gliders, map reading, and assaulting pill boxes. As a member of a mortar crew, Stevenson comments on weapons techniques, carrying ammunition, and his role in charge of the mortar tube. Stevenson mentions training for the D-Day landing, coming ashore at Omaha Beach, heavy enemy fire, and being hit in the face with shrapnel. He comments on moving through France, being wounded for a second time, medical treatment by a hospital corpsman, and high casualty rates among officers. Stevenson was evacuated to a hospital ship and mentions treatment, return to the United States, discharge from service, and attending radio school using the GI Bill.

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