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Edward Laughlin World War II Memoir

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2669

This collection consists of Edward P. Laughlin's WWII Memoir A Paratrooper's Journey, written in 1999. He describes his initial Army experiences during basic training, jump school, and demolition school. He also discusses his combat action, including his part in the Battle of the Bulge, and his role in the Berlin occupation.

Dates

  • 1999

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of Edward P. Laughlin's WWII Memoir A Paratrooper's Journey, written in 1999. He describes his initial Army experiences during basic training, jump school, and demolition school. He also discusses his combat action, including his part in the Battle of the Bulge, and his role in the Berlin occupation.

Biographical/Historical Note

In 1942 at the age of 18, Edward P. Laughlin of Kansas City, Mo., entered the Army, where he volunteered to be a paratrooper. His specialties as a paratrooper were as a demolitionist, a machine gunner, and a rifleman. Laughlin saw action throughout the European theatre. He also served as a combat infantryman in the Battle of the Bulge.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to Special Collections by Edward P. Laughlin on December 2, 1999.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480