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Richard Gall, 2007

  • Branch of Service: Marine
  • 1st Marine Division, 3rd Armored Amphibian
  • Military Service: Drafted, 1943 - 1945


Listen to the following sections by scrolling forward to the timecode.

:40 - Drafted into the Marine Corp in 1943 at the age of 21
1:20 - The Island of Palau
3:38 - Drafted from Shreveport Illinois
5:40 - Drafted after Pearl Harbor
6:20 - The effect of the war on his family
6:35 - Censored letters home
7:28 - Battle experiences
8:38 - What is it was like to be on the water and a tank
10:16 - Eating 'K' rations
10:55 - Not much for entertainment
11:25 - How war changed him
12:15 - What was at stake during the war
13:13 - Boot Camp
16:10 - Observation of shooting down the Japanese planes
19:35 - Doesn't say much about the war now

Richard Gall Obituary 

The interview was recorded at an SDPB event in Scotland, SD. 



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