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Document Details


Title: John Walter Earle
Local code: AFC/2001/001/2204
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress
Collection: Veterans History Project
Description: Earle kept up a lengthy correspondence with his mother, grandmother and other members of his family. He was proud of operating 20 stores, 20 post offices, 12 night clubs, 6 movies, 13 orchestras, 5 gyms, 5 red cross clubs, 3 hotels, 1 ski school, 1 cable car, a bus line, a bank, and a newspaper when he was posted in Germany in 1945. Letters dated earlier than that already point to his native ability as an entrepreneur. He felt it was the Special Services Officer's duty to please the G.I. more than the regimental commander.
Extent: 79 pages
URL: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cocoon/vhp-stories/loc.natlib.afc2001001.02204/pageturner?ID=pm0014001
Original Language: English
Speaker: Earle, John Walter, 1916-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1916
Speaker place of birth: Dryden, NY; New York; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Document date: Undated
Organizations discussed: U.S. Army
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Austria; Europe; France; Germany; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Austria; Europe; France; Germany; North America; Oral history; U.S. Army; United States; United States--Armed Forces; World War II, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945--Veterans
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025836-27763