Charles Morton, Jr., Oral History
Collection consists of an interview with Charles Morton, Jr., conducted in Franklin, Tenn., by the Center for the Study of War and Society for the Veteran's Oral History Project. This 72-page bound interview covers Charles Morton's youth in Nashville and time in the Army during WWII.
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Collection consists of an interview with Charles Morton, Jr., conducted in Franklin, Tenn., by the Center for the Study of War and Society for the Veteran's Oral History Project. Morton grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, and served in the Army, clearing mines during World War II.
Charles Morton, Jr. was born in 1918 in Nashville, Tennessee. He grew up in Sylvan Park (Nashville), and bought a car dealership at the age of 23. He was drafted into the Army in November, 1941, and did a series of jobs for the army, including clearing mines. He served with 531st Engineer Shore Regiment. He participated in the invasions of North Africa, Sicily, and Normandy at Utah Beach. Morton died on December 13, 2004.
Collection consists of a single folder.
Collection was donated to Special Collections in December 2005.
Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA