Elbert, Joseph

Item

Title

Elbert, Joseph

Performer

Joseph 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.

Date Span

1944-1946
Dates of Service

Subject

Drafted; United States Army; 2nd Battalion, 32nd Armored Division; 3rd Armored Division; Vietnam War, 1961-1975; United States; Germany; Specialist Four

Publisher

Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Collection Location

2/3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QHdthmkPA8&list=PL05gqqIuA4HK1S_labZh5qO9iutjJf_gO&index=31

Spatial Coverage

Second World War - European Theater

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