Turner, Amherst Hale


Turner, Amherst Hale
Amherst Hale Turner
William Vollano
Amherst Turner was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He earned his English degree and teaching certification from the University of Michigan while also participating in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC.) In 1961, after graduating from U of M, Amherst attended basic training in Fort Benning, Georgia and was trained as an officer. After his basic training, Amherst was shipped out to Korea and joined a unit guarding the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea. Amherst did this for for 13 months and became a 2nd Lieutenant in that time. Amherst returned to Fort Benning, was promoted to Captain and eventually was transferred to a base in Florida that was to serve as the staging area for a proposed invasion of Cuba. On this base, he served as a property book officer. In 1963, Amherst left the service, still involved in the reserves, and went into manufacturing. He was married in 1969 and had two children.
Date Span
Dates of Service
Commissioned; United States Army; 4th Cavalry Division, 2nd Battles Group; Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Korea; United States; Captain
Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Collection Location
Spatial Coverage
Korea; United States
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