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Robert M. McClure Collection

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Robert M. McClure Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
Robert M. McClure
State of Birth:
KY
Home State:
IN
Gender
Male

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 Troop and D Troop, 112th Cavalry Regiment; 112th Regimental Combat Team (RCT)
Location of Service
Fort Riley, Kansas (basic training); Fort Ord, California; New Guinea; Leyte Island, and Luzon, (Philippines); Japan; Pacific Theater
Battles/Campaigns
New Guinea, Leyte, Luzon
Highest Rank
Staff Sergeant
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran operated an 81 millimeter mortar in combat, survived a tropical disease, and witnessed the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay.

War or Conflict
Korean War, 1950-1953
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1950-1951
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
3rd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division
Location of Service
Fort Hood, Texas; Japan; Korea
Highest Rank
Sergeant
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran was serving in Army Reserve when called to active duty. He operated a recoilless rifle and supervised the desegregation of soldiers.

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Type of Resource:
Audio: Audio Cassette [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Photograph: Photocopy of photographic print [2 items] -- Photographs
Audio: CD [1 item] -- Reference copy
Interviewer:
Jewell Bishop
Contributor:
Richard Lugar
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
U.S. Senate/Richard Lugar
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/45005
Subjects:
McClure, Robert M.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Cite as:
Robert M. McClure Collection
(AFC/2001/001/45005), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2019-11-06
 

 

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