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Perry Goad Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3390

In this interview (conducted on 2001 April 5 as part of the Center for the Study of War and Society's Veteran's Oral History Project), Perry Goad describes his childhood in Sunbright, Tennessee, his service with the Army during the Korean War, and his postwar life working in a hosiery factory in Harriman, Tennessee.

Dates

  • 2001 April 5

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

In this interview (conducted on 2001 April 5 as part of the Center for the Study of War and Society's Veteran's Oral History Project), Perry Goad describes his childhood in Sunbright, Tennessee, his service with the Army during the Korean War, and his postwar life working in a hosiery factory in Harriman, Tennessee.

Biographical/Historical Note

Perry E. Goad was born to Perry and Lottie (Murry) Goad on 1932 July 15 in Albany, Kentucky. His family moved to Sunbright, Tennessee when he was a child and he grew up there, working and going to school until he enlisted in the Army in 1951. Goad was trained as a combat engineer and sent to Korea, where he spent most of his tour building bridges and roads on the front lines. He also built bunkers in the rear to help secure the supply lines. After he returned to Tennessee in 1953, Goad played semi-pro baseball and worked odd jobs until the hosiery plant manager in Harriman recruited him to play baseball for the plant team and gave him a job there. He stayed with the plant until it closed in 1984, after which he worked odd jobs until retiring. Goad was married once and had one son who moved to Florida. Perry Goad died on June 27th, 2011.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

The Center for the Study of War and Society transferred this transcript to Special Collections.

Repository Details

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

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