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John Wilson Caldwell, Jr. Collection

John Wilson Caldwell, Jr. Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
John Wilson Caldwell, Jr.
State of Birth:
NC
Home State:
NC
Gender
Male
Race
White

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1943-1946
Entrance into Service
Drafted
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
Ranger Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division; 45th Infantry Division; 103rd Infantry Division; 2nd Infantry Division
Location of Service
Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Camp Blanding, Florida; Fort Dix, New Jersey; Camp Shanks, New York; Fort Sam Houston and Camp Swift, Texas; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Normandy, France; Germany; Austria
Battles/Campaigns
Operation Overlord (D-Day Normandy Invasion), Rhineland
Highest Rank
Private First Class
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
Caldwell sustained shrapnel wounds to his shoulder and suffered from trench foot. Special duties/highlights/achievements include: "Awarded Bronze Star for Rhineland Operation. As a Ranger, we kept in touch with the powers that be as to what needed attention - radio contact."

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Audio: Audio Cassette [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Transcription of audio recording
Computer File: Floppy Disk [1 item] -- Electronic file of manuscript
Photograph: Photocopy of photographic print [1 item] -- Photograph
Audio: CD [1 item] -- Radio broadcast
Interviewer:
self-interview
Contributor:
B.J. Shorak
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
National Court Reporters Association (NCRA)
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/67251
Subjects:
Caldwell Jr., John Wilson
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Cite as:
John Wilson Caldwell, Jr. Collection
(AFC/2001/001/67251), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2019-11-06
 

 

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