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Teddy Draper, Sr. Collection

Teddy Draper, Sr. Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
Teddy Draper, Sr.
State of Birth:
AZ
Home State:
AZ
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
Drafted
Branch of Service
Marine Corps
Unit of Service
23rd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division; 28th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Division
Location of Service
San Diego, California; Tinian (Northern Mariana Islands); Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands); Okinawa Island (Ryukyu Islands); Guam (Mariana Islands); Iwo Jima; Kwajalein Island (Marshall Islands)
Battles/Campaigns
Iwo Jima
Highest Rank
Corporal
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran was a Navajo Code Talker. His biographical form indicates highest rank as "Corporal (Honorary Sergeant Major)". He received a Congressional silver medal in recognition for his highly successful and unique duties as a Navajo Code Talker in accordance with Public Law No. 106-554, signed by the President on 12/21/2000.

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Audio: CD [1 item] --Oral history interview
Interviewer:
Harry Pomeroy
Interviewer:
Mona H. Pomeroy
Contributor:
Spencer Huff
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/49462
Subjects:
Draper Sr., Teddy
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Marine Corps.
Cite as:
Teddy Draper, Sr. Collection
(AFC/2001/001/49462), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2022-04-19
 

 

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