Walter C. Houk, Jr. World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

Walter C. Houk, Jr. World War II Interview

Subject

World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
United States -- History -- 1933-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Belgium -- Bastogne.
United States -- History, Military.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Interviews.
Lawrence (Kan.) -- History.
Lawrence (Kan.) -- Oral history.

Description

Interviewed as part of the Lawrence Remembers: The World War II Years Project, Walter C. Houk, Jr. talked about his father, Walter C. Houk, Sr., who served in the military during the Second World War. Walter Sr. was born on June 10, 1917, and died during the Battle of the Bulge on January 21, 1945. He is buried at the Stull cemetery in Kansas. Before he was drafted into the military, Walter Sr. played professional baseball for the Yankees and worked at his family’s general store in Stull. Walter Jr. discussed the lack of resources available to help people who lost family members to the war, and the difficulties he faced when trying to learn more information about his father’s military service and death.

Creator

Houk, Walter C., Jr.

Source

Kansas Veterans of World War II Oral History Project / Lawrence Remembers: The World War II Years Project

Publisher

Lawrence Public Library (Lawrence, Kan.)

Date

unknown

Contributor

unknown
Kansas State Historical Society

Rights

The original copy of this video is available through the Lawrence Public Library. The Watkins Museum of History and the Kansas State Historical Society may also have interviews associated with this project. Researchers are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions for uses other than educational or scholarly research. Contact the Watkins Museum of History for additional information: https://www.watkinsmuseum.org/

Relation

To access the video recording of this oral history, go to: https://archive.org/details/houk-wwii-interview
The Watkins Museum of History also holds items related to this collection.
Other resources for interviews with World War II veterans are available through the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project: https://www.loc.gov/vets/vets-home.htm

Format

MP4

Language

eng

Type

Oral History

Identifier

Houk, WWII Interview

Coverage

Douglas County (Kan.)
1945

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

unknown

Interviewee

Houk, Walter C., Jr.

Location

Douglas County (Kan.)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

0:24:25

Bit Rate/Frequency

317 kbit/s (audio)
10319 kbit/s (video)

Citation

Houk, Walter C., Jr., “Walter C. Houk, Jr. World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed June 28, 2022, https://history.lplks.org/items/show/1719.

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