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Corporal/Specialist Everett Edward Shelton was drafted into the Army in 1942 and served until October 1945 in the 592nd Amphibious Engineers-- Boat & Shore Regiment (EBSR). They built bridges and docks. He was assigned to the motor pool. He did his basic training at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He served in Australia and New Guinea. Eleanor Roosevelt visited the troops while Shelton was in New Guinea. Shelton was born October 4, 1912 in the country at the Burr Oaks Bottoms Baptist Church, Doniphan County. He did not graduate from high school and was working for Swift meat packing when he was drafted. He worked for Swift after the war, also. He lived in the areas of Troy and Wathena. He was interviewed by Peggy Stanton 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 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: Shelton, Everett
Date: 1 January 2007

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Item Number: 212221
Call Number: World War II Oral Histories Project
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 212221

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