In his October 9, 2009 interview with Anna Douglas, Lanford Brackett describes his assignment overseas in Samoa. Brackett also shares the story of how he won the Silver Star medal and the recognition he received afterward. Brackett concludes his interview with how he spent his leave time and confronting rations on the home front. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program.
1 hour, 1 minute
This interview is open for use.
Veterans History Project, World War II
Marine Corps, Pacific, Samoa, Japanese, New Zealand, Invasion of Bougainville, food, home front, rations
Brackett, Lanford, "Interview with Lanford Brackett" (2009). Winthrop University Oral History Program. VHP 092.
LC Subject Headings
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, United States. Marine Corps, Silver Star, Military decorations -- United States