William "Bill" Graham World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

William "Bill" Graham World War II Interview

Subject

World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
United States -- History, Military.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Interviews.
United States. Army.

Description

William “Bill” Graham served in the United States Army (Infantry). Interviewed by Pattie Johnston on September 25, 2006, Graham talked about his experiences during the Second World War. Graham was born in Arkansas on December 7, 1926. He joined the military when he was 18 and went to basic training at Camp Walters in Texas. He then got rheumatic fever and was sent to a hospital in Jackson, Mississippi, where he met his future wife, Margaret “Marty” Driskel, who was serving in the Women’s Army Corps. She is also featured in the interview. They married on October 31, 1945. Graham was discharged in 1945. During the interview, Bill and Marty shared several photos and memorabilia from their lives and military services.

Creator

Graham, William "Bill"

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

2006-09-25

Contributor

Johnston, Pattie
Graham, Margaret "Marty"
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 also have interviews associated with this project, which was funded through a grant program passed by the Kansas State Legislature in 2005. 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/graham-bill-marty-wii-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

Graham_Bill & Marty WII Interview

Coverage

Jackson (Miss.)
1945

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Johnston, Pattie

Interviewee

Graham, William "Bill"
Graham, Margaret "Marty"

Location

Overland Park (Kan.)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

1:16:57

Bit Rate/Frequency

221 kbit/s (audio)
2452 kbit/s (video)

Citation

Graham, William "Bill", “William "Bill" Graham World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed October 26, 2021, https://history.lplks.org/items/show/1798.

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