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William McDowell Collection

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William McDowell Collection

Biographical Information

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Name:
William McDowell
State of Birth:
NJ
Home State:
CA
Gender
Male
Race
Black or African American

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1945-1968
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Marine Corps
Unit of Service
6th Marine Division; 1st Combat Service Group; Marine Security Detachment, Fort Mifflin Naval Ammunition Storage Depot
Location of Service
Montford Point Camp, North Carolina; Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Okinawa Island (Ryukyu Islands); Pacific Theater; Japan; China; Camp Pendleton, California; Fort Mifflin, Pennsylvania
Prisoner of War
No

War or Conflict
Korean War, 1950-1953
Military Status
Veteran
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Marine Corps
Unit of Service
5th Marine Regiment; 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment; 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment; Marine Security Guard Detachment Command, US Embassy New Delhi
Location of Service
Inchon, Korea; Seoul, Korea; Chosin Reservoir, Korea; Pennsylvania; Colorado; Camp Pendleton, California; San Diego, California; Southeast Asia; Washington, DC; New Delhi, India
Battles/Campaigns
Inchon, Seoul, Chosin Reservoir
Highest Rank
Sergeant
Prisoner of War
No

War or Conflict
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Military Status
Veteran
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Marine Corps
Unit of Service
Marine Security Guard Detachment Command, US Embassy Kathmandu; 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment; Company G, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division
Location of Service
Kathmandu, Nepal; Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Caribbean Sea; Central America; South America; Firebase Gio Linh, Vietnam; Da Nang, Vietnam
Highest Rank
First Sergeant
Prisoner of War
No

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Reference copy
Manuscript: Biographical information [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Clippings [2 items] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Printed matter [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Photograph: Original photographic print [1 item] -- Portrait
Interviewer:
Phillip Wendel
Contributor:
Mike Farrar
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
American Red Cross, Greater Long Beach Chapter
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/100527
Subjects:
McDowell, William
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Marine Corps.
Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal Narratives
United States. Marine Corps.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal Narratives
United States. Marine Corps.
Cite as:
William McDowell Collection
(AFC/2001/001/100527), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2019-11-06
 

 

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