Collier, Lt General John H 1971-04-13

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General Collier briefly reviews his military career with emphasis on World War II and Korean experiences.

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Interviewee Name: Lt. General John H. Collier

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Date: April 13, 1971

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Reviews family background, Father was youngest Texas Ranger to be accepted, Notes origin of first bank at Uvalde, Participated in retaliation against "Pancho" Villa, Discussion of West Point education, Italian invasion of World War II remembered, Mention of General George S. Patton, Entry into Belgium and Berlin related, Traces post-World War II development of armored division, Occupation of Korea examined, Commanded Fourth Army at Sam Houston, Military education described again

Tape 1, Side 2: Recollections of military friends, Anecdote on General George S. Patton, General Patton characterized, Expresses attitude toward security information , Marriage recalled, Persona papers and family discussed

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