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First Lieutenant Robert Joe Boles was drafted into the Army (Infantry) in 1943 and served until 1946 in the 70th Infantry Division. Interviewed by Loren Pennington on Jun 1, 2006, Boles talked about military experiences in the Second World War. He was born November 7, 1916, in Brandsville, Missouri. His parents were Walter E. and Ivy Nations Boles. He attended high school in Wilmore, Kansas, and Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas. 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 audio copy of the interview is available through the Emporia State University (Flint Hills) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.

Creator: Boles, Robert Joe
Date: 1 June 2006

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Item Number: 211302
Call Number: World War II Oral Histories Project
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211302

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