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Lloyd Schuetz joined the National Guard in Horton and his unit was mobilized in 1940. He served in the 130th Field Artillery, F Battery. He did training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was then sent to Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. He was a gunner using 155 Howitzers but they also built roads on the island of Chenya in the Aleutians. He provides descriptions of what the soldiers did during their leisure time. He spent the rest of his service in the Aleutians until March 1945, when he was released from the service. He was born near Mercier (the transcript says Mercer), Brown County on June 21, 1913. After the war, he returned to Horon and worked as a mechanic. Interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Apr 29, 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: Schuetz, Lloyd
Date: April 29, 2007

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Item Number: 218617
Call Number: World War II Oral Histories Project
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 218617

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