William Earnest Harwell
Mr. Harwell enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1942, as he was confident he would be drafted regardless. Initially serving as a military journalist in Washington, D.C., he was sent to the Pacific Theater to report on the Japanese surrender. In 1945, he also traveled to China to report on Japanese war crime allegations in that country. After returning to the United States and his discharge from the Marine Corps, Harwell would go on to broadcast games for the Detroit Tigers for over forty years. Known as the "Voice of the Tigers" Harwell is still honored today by the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park in Detroit.
Saturday, August 02, 2008
Service Dates: 1942-1946
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Enlisted; United States Marine Corps; 59th Replacement Battalion, Leatherneck Magazine; World War, 1939-1945; United States; Japan; Sergeant; Veterans; Oral History
Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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