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George Rush enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and served until 1945. He was a motor machinist 1st class working in the engine room of Landing Craft Infantry 345 (LCI). The LCI could carry 200 troops and they would land them on various islands in the Pacific. They were armed with rockets to clear enemy troops from fox holes on the beaches. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Jan 31, 2007. He was born October 18, 1919, near Severance, Kansas. He graduated from Highland High School. After the war, he became a farmer. He corresponded with his future wife during his military service and they married when he returned home. He used the G. I. Bill for manual training at Highland Community College. 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: Rush, George
Date: 31 January 2007

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Item Number: 212220
Call Number: World War II Oral Histories Project
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 212220

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