Purple Heart recipients' interviews

Purple Heart recipients' interviews

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Military Order of the Purple Heart.
Title: Purple Heart recipients' interviews
Dates: circa 1999
Quantity: 0.8 Linear feet (2 document boxes)
Coll. Number: ms2999

Biographical/Historical Note

"The Purple Heart, per regulation is awarded in the name of the President of the United States to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the U.S. Armed Services after April 5, 1917 has been wounded, killed, or has died after being wounded." -- "History." National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. http://www.thepurpleheart.com/history/ (Retrieved October 1, 2009)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of seventeen video tapes of interviews of North East Georgia Chapter 513 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart members relating their war experiences and how they received their purple heart[s]. The conflicts in which they participated included World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Persian Gulf war. Among the seventeen interviewed were Richard J. Olsen, Hugh A. Brown, Leo S. Jensen, and W.C. Moncus.


Arranged alphabetically.

Index Terms

Brown, Hugh A. -- Interviews
Jensen, Leo Stanley, 1925- -- Interviews
Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal narratives, American.
Moncus, William C. -- Interviews
Olsen, Richard J., Purple Heart recipient -- Interviews
Persian Gulf War, 1991--Personal narratives, American.
Purple Heart.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Purple Heart recipients' interviews. MS 2999. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Hugh Brown
2Gene Cook
3Eli Culbertson
4Olin Hardy
5L.P. "Dixie" Henderson
6Frank Ivy
7Leo Jensen
8Sam Katzman
9George Langdale
10W.C. Moncus
11Dan O'Connor
12Richard Olsen
13Roy Powers
21Arnold Tye
2Leon Wilson
3William York
4A.R. Yoshizawa