Ragnar Henning Peterson oral history interview, part 1 of 3, July 25, 2006

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Dublin Core

Description

Peterson discusses his father and his immigration to the United States from Sweden; talks about his mother; discusses speaking Swedish at home; and discusses his childhood including talking about religion, his community, classmates, and his participation in [Boy] Scouts. Next, Peterson provides some thoughts regarding being American and citizenship; discusses playing sports and attending dances; talks about learning about leadership; and discusses his participation in clubs during high school. Peterson then talks about his post high school work; discusses his experiences during the Great Depression; talks about getting drafted; and discusses the attack on Pearl Harbor and aftermath including his participation in State Guard. Lastly, Peterson discusses his induction; talks about going to Camp Croft for basic training; discusses his duties as a squad leader; talks about attending infantry school at Fort Benning and attending Officer Candidate School (OCS); and talks about his experiences at Camp Shelby as a platoon leader.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:59:06

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2006OH0698_01_Peterson

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/698-Peterson-Ragnar-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1920 May 20

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Peterson, Ragnar Henning: narrator, Hawkins, Richard: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Ragnar Henning Peterson oral history interview, part 1 of 3, July 25, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 16, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1049943.