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Ted Burge, 2007

  • Branch of Service: United States Marine Corps
  • 1st Armored Amphibian BN, 4th, 3rd, and 1st Marine Divisions
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Military Service: Enlisted, March 1942 - Feb. 1946

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

:15 - 23 years of age when enlisted into the military
3:27 - Inactive duty in the Marines until 1956
4:01 - First time being in combat
8:38 - Back in the USA on 11/1945
9:45 - Hand County different after the war
12:35 - Memories of overseas.

Theodore Burge Obituary 

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

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His son accompanied Ted Burge during his interview in 2007.

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