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Joseph Rogers enlisted in the Navy in 1941 and served until 1946 as a communications officer. He was stationed in Australia and New Guinea in General MacArthur's headquarters. His job was to transcribe radio messages and get them to the proper person. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on April 8, 1918. His father was career Army so he lived a number of places growing up. He graduated from Leavenworth (Kansas) High School in 1937. He graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in agronomy in 1942. He wife Dorothy Williams Rogers was in the military and her interview is item 218613. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Jan 1, 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: Rogers, Joseph
Date: January 1, 2007

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Item Number: 218614
Call Number: World War II Oral Histories Project
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 218614

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