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Clinton E. Riddle Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2757

In this interview with Kurt Piehler and Seth Womack of the Center for the Study of War and Society, Clinton E. Riddle discusses his childhood on an East Tennessee farm and his service during World War II, including his training, flying gliders, ground combat, and leave in Paris. The conversation took place on March 19, 2002.

Dates

  • 2002 March 19

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

In this interview with Kurt Piehler and Seth Womack of the Center for the Study of War and Society, Clinton E. Riddle discusses his childhood on an East Tennessee farm and his service during World War II, including his training, flying gliders, ground combat, and leave in Paris. The conversation took place on March 19, 2002.

Biographical/Historical Note

Clinton E. Riddle was born to Samuel Elmer and Eva Grace Riddle on February 24, 1921 on a farm in Loudon Country, Tennessee. He graduated from high school in 1941 and was drafted into the army on December 10, 1942. During World War II, Riddle served with Company B of the 325th Glider Infantry. He participated in the invasions of Normandy and Holland as well as in the Battle of the Bulge. After V-E Day, Riddle transferred to the 194th Glider Infantry before being discharged on September 19, 1945. He returned to the United States, where he moved to Knoxville, Tennessee and pursued a career in electronics and later in the ministry. Riddle died on December 3rd, 2019 in Sweetwater, Tennessee.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

The Center for the Study of War and Society donated this transcript to the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections.

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