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Document Details


Title: Mike McKinney
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Chi Chi Press
Collection: World War II Oral History Interviews
Description: Sergeant Mike McKinney, a veteran of the fabled "Big Red One," may well have been the first American in the assault wave to set foot on Omaha Beach. He was awarded the Silver Star for rallying his men to take out a pillbox. His son Tom has been instrumental in getting him to tell his story.
URL: http://www.tankbooks.com/interviews/mckinney1.htm
Original Language: English
Speaker: McKinney, Vincent Michael (Mike)
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker place of birth: New York, NY; New York; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Military personnel; Police officer
Document date: Undated
Interviewer: Elson, Aaron
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Asia; Europe; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Asia; Europe; North America; Oral history; United States; United States--Armed Forces; World War II, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns; World War, 1939-1945--Veterans
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029538-32745