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George Whitewater enlisted in the United States Army in 1939 and served until 1945 in the 114th Cavalry, Troop 5; and later in the 127th Field Artillery, Battery E. 35th Div. He became a paratrooper (503rd Parachute) and served in the South Pacific. He was born on the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas on December 13, 1919. He is 100% Native American (Kickapoo). He worked at Tinker Aif Force Base in Oklahoma for 30 years before returning to Horton, Kansas, to live. He was interviewed by Debra Dee White Eye on Feb 22, 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: Whitewater, George
Date: February 22, 2007

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Item Number: 218623
Call Number: World War II Oral Histories Project
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 218623

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