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Thomas H. Begay Collection

Thomas H. Begay Collection

Biographical Information

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Name:
Thomas H. Begay
State of Birth:
NM
Home State:
NM
Note
Veteran's biographical form lists race/ethnicity as Navajo.
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
Marine Corps
Unit of Service
5th Marine Division
Location of Service
United States; Iwo Jima; Pacific Theater
Battles/Campaigns
Iwo Jima
Highest Rank
Corporal
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran served as a Navajo Code Talker.

War or Conflict
Korean War, 1950-1953
Military Status
Veteran
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Army
Location of Service
Fort Benning, Georgia; Korea
Battles/Campaigns
Chosin Reservoir
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran served as a paratrooper.

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Manuscript: Printed matter [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Reference copy
Interviewer:
Mike Brian
Contributor:
Michael Eaton
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
VA Healthcare System, Southern Arizona (SAVAHCS)
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/89835
Subjects:
Begay, Thomas H.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Marine Corps.
Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Cite as:
Thomas H. Begay Collection
(AFC/2001/001/89835), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

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