Interview with Embry D. Lagrew, May 21, 1986

Project: American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

discusses early life (experiences in ROTC and the Kentucky National Guard)-- experiences at Fort Knox-- Kentucky-- training at Fort Smith-- Arkansas-- desert training in California; served with the 6th Armored Division; describes ship voyage overseas-- training for Normandy Invasion - landing on Omaha Beach-- talks about aerial bombardment over France - German casualities-- breaking out of beachhead-- attack by Germans-- experiences as wounded soldier-- capturing German prisoners-- moving across France - reactions of the French people toward American GIs-- moving through Lorient-- Nancy-- Bastogne-- pushing through the Siegfried Line; describes being rescued by German prisoners-- encounter with Russians - impressions of the Russian Army.

Interview Accession

1986oh148_ww046

Interviewee Name

Embry D. Lagrew

Interviewer Name

Richard Bean

Interview Date

1986-05-21

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Lagrew, Embry D. Interview by Richard Bean. 21 May. 1986. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Lagrew, E.D. (1986, May 21). Interview by R. Bean. American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Lagrew, Embry D., interview by Richard Bean. May 21, 1986, American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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