Edward Guy oral history interview, part 2 of 5, August 7, 2004

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Description

Guy discusses his time in basic training at Camp Croft in South Carolina. He would learn how to use heavy machine guns and then be shipped overseas, first landing in Casablanca, playing card games and reading throughout the shipment. Once arrived in Europe, he and the 141st Regiment would begin their combat in Salerno, where they would lose nearly a quarter of their men. While making their landing on that beach, they would take heavy fire as the Germans had heavy fortifications. However, when they landed on the beach, they would be one of the first Americans to touch European soil during the war. With help from the 82nd Airborne, they would be able to break through to Salerno and move on to the mountains.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:28:37

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2004OH0476_02_Guy

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/476-Guy-Edward-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1923 Dec 01

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Unit of Service

Index

Yes

Citation

Guy, Edward: narrator et al., “Edward Guy oral history interview, part 2 of 5, August 7, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 18, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050680.