Interview with John Henry Harrison, May 31, 2003

Project: Oldham County Historical Society: Oldham County Veterans Oral History Project

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John Henry Harrison was born in Louisville, Kentucky on June 19, 1925. Harrison joined the Marine Corps on June 19, 1943 when he was 18 years old. Harrison reached the rank of corporal while serving in Iwo Jima and Japan during World War II. During the Battle of Iwo Jima, Harrison was with the 3rd Battalion, 28th Marines, H Company. Harrison spent time on Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the atomic bombs were dropped. On May 21, 1946, Harrison was discharged from the military and he returned to Kentucky. Harrison attended the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky and held several jobs before eventually getting started in the health insurance industry.

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2012oh148_ochs050

Interviewee Name

John Henry Harrison

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Joseph Ward

Interview Date

2003-05-31

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Harrison, John Henry Interview by Joseph Ward. 31 May. 2003. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Harrison, J.H. (2003, May 31). Interview by J.. Ward. Oldham County Historical Society: Oldham County Veterans Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Harrison, John Henry, interview by Joseph Ward. May 31, 2003, Oldham County Historical Society: Oldham County Veterans Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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