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John S. Hurst Narrative

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3462

In this narrative, John S. Hurst describes his time in the U. S. Army from his induction in July of 1944 to his discharge in August of 1945. He mentions his service replenishing ammunition during the Battle of the Bulge and details many of his struggles, including the frostbite and pneumonia that finally sent him home. The collection also houses a copy of a photograph of Hurst in his uniform.

Dates

  • 1996 February 6

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

In this narrative, John S. Hurst describes his time in the U. S. Army from his induction in July of 1944 to his discharge in August of 1945. He mentions his service replenishing ammunition during the Battle of the Bulge and details many of his struggles, including the frostbite and pneumonia that finally sent him home. The collection also houses a copy of a photograph of Hurst in his uniform.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Seaborn Hurst was born in Georgia on January 16, 1926. He enlisted in the U. S. Army on July 18, 1944 and was assigned to Company F of 310th Infantry Regiment. Hurst fought in the Battle of the Bulge before being sent home due to frostbite and pneumonia and was discharged on August 10, 1945. He married Nena on August 26, 1946 and the couple had three children: Carol (Hurst) Yates, Richard, and John. Hurst spent most of his professional career working as an engineer for Martin Marietta in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. After retiring, he became an avid volunteer and earned such honors as the Downtown Sertoma Club's Service to Mankind Award (1993), the J. C. Penny Golden Rule Award (1993), and St. Mary's Medical Center's Volunteer of the Year Award (1988). Hurst died in Fountain City, Tennessee on October 5, 1997.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

The Center for the Study of War and Society transferred this narrative to Special Collections on March 25, 2009.

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