Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Lyman C. Irrgang
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Lyman C. Irrgang was born Brighton Township, Nicollet County, Minnesota in 1923. He went to school in Brighton Township and later in Nicollet. During the Great Depression he lived with his family on a farm, and later served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He continued in the Navy following the war, and served in Connecticut, California, and Hawaii. Following retirement from the Navy he returned to Nicollet where he served as Postmaster until 1972. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Life and growing up in rural on a farm during the Great Depression in rural southern Minnesota; early schooling; the Armistice Day blizzard of 1940; enlistment in the U.S. Navy and service in the Pacific Theatre; his eyewitness account of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor; service in Australia and following the World War II.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassettes
21 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 95 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Irrgang, Lyman
Made in Nicollet, Nicollet County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Nicollet, Nicollet County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 03/04/2006
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 115
Accession Number AV2008.26.18
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II'

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