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Chester Maxwell Biggs, Jr. Collection

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Chester Maxwell Biggs, Jr. Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
Chester Maxwell Biggs, Jr.
State of Birth:
OK
Home State:
NC
Gender
Male
Race
White

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1940-1945
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Marine Corps
Location of Service
China; Japan; Pacific Theater
Highest Rank
Gunnery Sergeant
Prisoner of War
Yes
Service History Note
The veteran served in a Marine Detachment at the American Embassy in China. He was a POW held by the Japanese from 12/08/1941 to 09/1945.

War or Conflict
Korean War, 1950-1953
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1949-1951
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Marine Corps
Unit of Service
1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division
Location of Service
Korea
Highest Rank
Sergeant Major
Prisoner of War
No

War or Conflict
Cold War
Military Status
Veteran
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Marine Corps
Unit of Service
MABS-26 (Marine Air Base Squadron); 2nd MAW (Marine Aircraft Wing); 2nd MAG (Marine Aircraft Group)
Location of Service
North Carolina; Georgia; Iraq
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran served as the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) at the American Embassy in Iraq. He also served with the 6th Marine Corps Reserve and Recruitment District in Atlanta, Georgia.

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Manuscript: Biographical information [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Video: Digital File [ item] --
Interviewer:
William Maultsby
Contributor:
James Fowler
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Southeastern Community College
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/79335
Subjects:
Biggs Jr., Chester Maxwell
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Marine Corps.
Prisoner of War--United States
Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal Narratives
United States. Marine Corps.
Cold War--Personal Narratives
United States. Marine Corps.
Cite as:
Chester Maxwell Biggs, Jr. Collection
(AFC/2001/001/79335), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

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