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Lewis Carter enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and served until 1946. He was assigned to four different vessels: SSJulesburg, a tanker; USS Williamson, DD244, a destroyer; the Hamlin, a seaplane tender; and the Pine Island, another seaplane tender. He spent most of his active duty in the Pacific and provides good descriptions of his activities. After the war, he attended K-State on the G. I. Bill, lived several years in Dighton, and then attended law school at Washburn University. He was Clerk of the Kansas Supreme Court for 20 years and lived in Holton. Growing up, he lived in a number of Kansas communitites and graduated from Rosedale High School in 1942. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Oct 15, 2007. 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 Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.

Creator: Carter, Lewis
Date: October 15, 2007

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Item Number: 218593
Call Number: World War II Oral Histories Project
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 218593

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