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Louis Charles Gerken Collection

Louis Charles Gerken Collection

Biographical Information

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Name:
Louis Charles Gerken
State of Birth:
NJ
Home State:
CA
Gender
Male

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1944-1946
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
286th Engineer Combat Battalion, 7th Army
Location of Service
Camp Carson, Colorado; England; France; Austria; Italy; European Theater
Highest Rank
Sergeant
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran supervised bridge building before and after the end of World War II.

War or Conflict
Cold War
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1946-1985
Entrance into Service
Commissioned
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
343rd Engineer Combat Battalion; 501st Engineer Combat Battalion; 448th Engineer Combat Battalion; 708th Engineer Combat Battalion; 63rd Infantry Division; 574th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion
Location of Service
United States
Highest Rank
Colonel
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran served in the Army Material Command; 8th Cavalry Regiment; and Department of the Army.

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Computer File: CD [1 item] -- Electronic file of manuscript
Interviewer:
Rick Appleton
Contributor:
Rick Appleton
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Veterans Museum at Balboa Park
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/90455
Subjects:
Gerken, Louis Charles
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Cold War--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Cite as:
Louis Charles Gerken Collection
(AFC/2001/001/90455), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2020-04-04
 

 

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