Interview with Joseph Forest Grider, April 28, 1985

Project: American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Joseph Forest Grider volunteered for the Army and served with the 325th Searchlight Battalion. He was stationed in Hawaii and sent to Iwo Jima, as were several friends from his hometown of Springfield, Kentucky. Grider discusses the fates of his friends, then describes the Battle of Iwo Jima. He mentions listening to Tokyo Rose on his trip to the island, serving on the burial detail, surviving a banzai attack, guiding damaged B-29s into the airfield, and witnessing the murder of several Japanese prisoners of war.

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1985oh091_ww008

Interviewee Name

Joseph Forest Grider

Interviewer Name

Arthur L. Kelly

Interview Date

1985-04-28

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Grider, Joseph Forest Interview by Arthur L. Kelly. 28 Apr. 1985. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Grider, J.F. (1985, April 28). Interview by A. L. Kelly. American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Grider, Joseph Forest, interview by Arthur L. Kelly. April 28, 1985, American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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