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Kenneth Edie enlisted in the Navy in 1944 and served until 1946 on the U.S.S. PRESLEY DE-371. It was a destroyer escort assigned to the Pacific. He describes a storm that threatened to sink the ship. He provides a detailed description of the sinking of the INDIANAPOLIS. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Jul 14, 2007. He was born in Iowa but grew up in White Cloud, Kansas. After the war, he returned to White Cloud and married. He worked as a carpenter at various times. Edie also worked at the Armour plant in St. Joseph, Missouri, for 20 years. 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 Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.

Creator: Edie, Kenneth A.
Date: 14 July 2007

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Item Number: 212197
Call Number: World War II Oral Histories Project
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 212197

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