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Edward Laughlin World War II Memoir

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2669
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.

Dates: 1999

Floyd M. Byers Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3389
Abstract

In this interview (conducted as part of the Center for the Study of War and Society's Veteran's Oral History Project), Floyd M. Byers discusses his childhood in Tracy City, Tennessee, his experiences as an Army officer in post World War II Germany, his service as a helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War, and his postwar life working as an office manager and Vice-President for passenger traffic at Tennessee Airways.

Dates: 2002 April 16

World War II Soldier's Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2659
Abstract

This collection contains a World War II soldier's letter written to his mom, dated July 13, 1945. Signed W. L. B. and written from Germany, the soldier talks about his feelings about the war and the upcoming occupation.

Dates: 1945 July 13