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Geronimo Fragua Collection

Geronimo Fragua Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
Geronimo Fragua
State of Birth:
NM
Home State:
NM
Note
Veteran's biographical form lists race/ethnicity as Jemez Pueblo.
Gender
Male
Race
American Indian and Alaskan Native

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1943-1946
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
C Company, 27th Tank Battalion, 20th Armored Division
Location of Service
France; Ruhr Area, Germany; Austria; European Theater
Battles/Campaigns
Ruhr Pocket
Highest Rank
Corporal
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran served as a medium tank crew member, ball gunner, and assistant driver. He helped to liberate the Dachau concentration camp.

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Audio: CD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Audio: CD [1 item] -- Reference copy
Interviewer:
Allen Whitt
Contributor:
Lee Courtnage
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
OASIS of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/84221
Subjects:
Fragua, Geronimo
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Cite as:
Geronimo Fragua Collection
(AFC/2001/001/84221), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2022-04-19
 

 

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