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Salve H. Matheson Collection

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Salve H. Matheson Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
Salve H. Matheson
State of Birth:
WA
Home State:
CA
Gender
Male
Race
Unspecified

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1942-?
Entrance into Service
Drafted
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
506th Parachute Infantry, 101st Airborne Division
Location of Service
Normandy, France; Bastogne; Holland; Germany
Battles/Campaigns
Operation Overlord (D-Day Normandy Invasion)
Highest Rank
Major General
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
Parachuted on D-Day into Normandy, served in the liberation of Holland and the defense of Bastogne and the seizure of the Berchtesgaden area. Received the surrender of Field Marshall Kesserling.

War or Conflict
Korean War, 1950-1953
Military Status
Veteran
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
18th Airborne Corps, 1st Infantry Division
Location of Service
Inchon and Wonsan, Korea; Hungnam, North Korea
Highest Rank
Major General
Prisoner of War
Unknown

War or Conflict
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1967-?
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
1st Brigade, 101st Airborne
Location of Service
Vietnam
Highest Rank
Major General
Prisoner of War
Unknown

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Manuscript: Biographical information [1 item] --
Audio: CD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Interviewer:
Spencer Rivette
Contributor:
Spencer Rivette
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/10505
Subjects:
Matheson, Salve H.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Cite as:
Salve H. Matheson Collection
(AFC/2001/001/10505), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

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