Interview with Kelly G. Gilbert, November 14, 1985

Project: American Veterans: World War One Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Private Gilbert was drafted into the Army during World War One-- trained with Company I-- 59th Infantry Regiment-- 39th Infantry Division-- training at Camp Taylor in Louisville-- Kentucky-- Louisiana and Marseilles-- France; later in France-- Gilbert joined Company I-- 51st Infantry Regiment-- 6th Infantry Division. Discusses Belleau Woods-- Chatteau-Thierry-- Argonne Forrest; life in the trenches - trench rats-- delousing-- guard duty; talks about poison gas-- firing the BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle)-- the Hindenburg Line-- ship voyage across the Atlantic - convoy system-- seasickness.

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1986oh040_ww038

Interviewee Name

Kelly G. Gilbert

Interviewer Name

Arthur L. Kelly

Interview Date

1985-11-14

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Gilbert, Kelly G. Interview by Arthur L. Kelly. 14 Nov. 1985. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Gilbert, K.G. (1985, November 14). Interview by A. L. Kelly. American Veterans: World War One Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Gilbert, Kelly G., interview by Arthur L. Kelly. November 14, 1985, American Veterans: World War One Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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