Elbert, Joseph G.

Item

Title

Elbert, Joseph G.

Performer

Joseph G. Elbert

Interviewer

Roland Schaedig

Description

Mr. Elbert was drafted into the United States Army in 1944. After completing basic training, Mr. Elbert was sent to join Allied Forces fighting for control of the Italian Peninsula. After reaching Naples, Elbert was wounded by shrapnel fire coming from German soldiers fighting in Italy. He would later be awarded the Purple Heart for his service in Italy.

Exact Date

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Date Span

Service Dates: 1944-1946
Dates of Service

Subject

Drafted; United States Army; 351st Infantry Regiment; World War, 1939-1945; European Theater, Italy; Private First Class; Veterans; Oral History

Publisher

Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Original Object Type

MiniDV Tape

Collection Location

018.VHP 2/3

Digital Object File Type

.mp4

Date Digital File Created

October 2021

Run Time

Unknown

Transcript Available

No

Digital File ID

Elbert_Joseph_2_3.mp4

Rights

Please note that all VHP participants retain the copyright to their materials; therefore, researchers must obtain permission from the veteran (or their next of kin) before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Please contact VHP at (888) 371-5848 or vohp@loc.gov if you are interested in using VHP materials in exhibition or publication.

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