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Felix L. Sparks Collection

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Felix L. Sparks Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
Felix L. Sparks
State of Birth:
TX
Home State:
CO
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
Army
Unit of Service
3rd Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division
Location of Service
Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Camp Barkley, Texas; Fort Benning, Georgia; Fort Devens, Massachusetts; Pine Camp, New York; Camp Pickett, Virginia; North Africa; Sicily; Italy; France; Germany
Highest Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran participated in the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp, and continued to serve in the Colorado Army National Guard, retiring in 1979 after attaining the rank of Brigadier General. See also the book "SPARKS: The Combat Diary of a Battalion Commander" by Emajean Jordan Buechner, Thunderbird Press (9/1992) ISBN: 0913159085.

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Audio: Audio Cassette [4 items] -- Oral history interview
Audio: CD [4 items] -- Reference copy
Manuscript: Memoirs [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Transcript [2 items] -- Typewritten document
Interviewer:
Rex Sjostrom
Contributor:
Annette Gray
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Douglas County History Research Center, Douglas County Libraries
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/41933
Subjects:
Sparks, Felix L.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Cite as:
Felix L. Sparks Collection
(AFC/2001/001/41933), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2019-11-06
 

 

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