Interviewer

Ebony Williams

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Abstract

In his November 1, 2005 interview with Ebony Williams, Samuel William Searles recalls being drafted for the army during WWII. Searles explains his job during war and how he and fellow soldiers celebrated the end of the war. Searles also shares his memories of more of the harrowing experiences of war: segregation, death, and the mental effects of war. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program.

Publication Date

11-1-2005

Unique Identifier

VHP 057

Format

1 Cassette

Length

47 minutes

Restrictions

This interview is open for use.

Series

Veterans History Project, World War II

Keywords

African American Soldier, draft, segregated army, rationing, food, pastimes, V-J Day, D-Day, air raids, training, medicine, sergeant

Disciplines

Oral History

Interview with Samuel William Searles

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