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Don Otto enlisted in the United States Army in 1942 and served until 1945 in the 576th Signal Company, 35th Quartermaster Truck Company. Interviewed by Deborah Pye on Jul 25, 2007, Otto talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was in Iceland, Ireland, and England. His unit was in Normandy shortly after the invasion delivering supplies. His unit provided support for the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he returned to Lawrence and used to G. I. Bill to attend a school that taught farming, but he was not sure of the name. He was born January 20, 1920, and lived in Lawrence, Eudora, and Clearfield before the war. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Watkins Community Museum of History (Lawrence) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.

Creator: Otto, Don
Date: July 25, 2007

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Item Number: 218570
Call Number: World War II Oral Histories Project
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 218570

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