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Robert Blackwell enlisted in the Navy in 1945 and served until 1947 in the Medical Corp. Interviewed by David Fasgold on Oct 11, 2006, Blackwell talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He volunteered for the Navy and ws sent to Chicago-Great Lakes for training after he graduated from Medicine Lodge High School in 1945. He was sent to Dan Diego for medical training as a surgical technician. He served at Camp Pendleton and several other places. He was bor in Rozel, Kansas, on April 22, 1927. His family moved to Medicine Lodge while he was a boy. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Greater Barber County Historical Action Assn and through the Kansas State Historical Society.

Creator: Blackwell, Robert Keith
Date: 11 October 2006

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Item Number: 211301
Call Number: World War II Oral Histories Project
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211301

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