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Gordon LeRoy Franklin Collection

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Gordon LeRoy Franklin Collection

Biographical Information

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Name:
Gordon LeRoy Franklin
State of Birth:
IA
Home State:
IA
Gender
Male
Race
White

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1944-1945
Entrance into Service
Drafted
Branch of Service
Navy
Unit of Service
USS LSMR-196 (Landing Ship, Medium, Rocket)
Location of Service
San Diego, California; Great Lakes, Illinois (boot camp); Virginia; Charleston, South Carolina; Panama Canal; Hawaii; Pacific Theater
Highest Rank
Coxswain
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran was also drafted into the Navy from 1936-2/1940.

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Type of Resource:
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [2 items] -- Typewritten document
Photograph: Photocopy of photographic print [7 items] -- Photographs
Interviewer:
Jenna Franklin
Contributor:
Kinta Noble
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Houston High School
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/54893
Subjects:
Franklin, Gordon LeRoy
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Navy.
Cite as:
Gordon LeRoy Franklin Collection
(AFC/2001/001/54893), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2019-11-06
 

 

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