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Document Details


Title: McCain, Billy J.
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Southern Mississippi. Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Collection: Mississippi Oral History Project
Description: One of two children, Mr. Billy Joe McCain Sr. was born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1936. When he was four years old, his parents divorced, and he returned with his sister and his mother to her parents' home in Grenada, Mississippi. He attended segregated schools, Grenada Colored School, and Grenada Colored High School, during which time he was involved in Boy Scouting and football. He was graduated in 1954, and he enlisted in the Air Force where he served in technical supply, and saw time in Korea. He was decorated with the United States Medal for Foreign Service and the Good Conduct Medal.
URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/~spcol/coh/cohmccainb.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1999 (Year of interview)
Speaker: McCain, Billy Joe, 1936-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1936
Speaker place of birth: Memphis, TN; Tennessee; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Age at speaking: 63
Document date: 19-Sep-1999
Interviewer: Long, Worth
Locations discussed: Mississippi; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Agriculture; Cities and towns--Mississippi; City and town life--Mississippi; Community; Local history; Mississippi; Mississippi--History; North America; Oral history; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025678-27590