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Document Details


Title: Rhoads Murphey
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Collection: Personal Oral History
Description: Rhoads Murphey is a man of many titles, in a different age we might have called him a jack of all trades, and I use the term with the utmost respect. 55 years ago he traveled to China to work for the Friends Ambulance Unit. Driving old Chevrolet trucks, which had been converted to burn charcoal, this international group of young men braved bandits, bureaucratic red tape and, of course, the Japanese to bring much needed medical supplies to various far flung sights in southwest China. Although Rhoads was in China for only four years, 1942 to 1946, he packed a lifetime of experiences into them...seeing sights that most of us can only dream of and meeting people that we of a younger generation can only read about in history books.
URL: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~amnornes/murphey.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1998 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Murphey, Rhoads
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Conscientious objector; Professor
Document date: 1998
Interviewer: Willensky, Marcus
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Michigan; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Biography; Interviews; Local history; Michigan; Michigan--History; North America; Oral history; United States; United States--History; World War II, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Conscientious objectors; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
Topics discussed - Other terms: Friends Ambulance Unit
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029296-32453