Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with John W. Legg
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: John W. Legg was born in Randolet, Oklahoma. He grew up on a farm in Walnut Grove, Arkansas. He joined the Tom Mix Circus, and later joined the army and served in Hawaii prior to being transferred to Fort Snelling, where he was rapidly promoted and served almost the entire war as the Sergeant Major of Fort Snelling. After World War II he served in the occupation of Japan and in the Korean War. In the 1950s he was the Sergeant Major of the 14th Army Corps in the Buzza Building on West Lake Street in Minneapolis. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Growing up on a farm in rural Arkansas; community life: school, church, social life; work and economic life in the Great Depression; working for the circus; joining and serving in the pre-World War II army in Hawaii; being transferred to Fort Snelling; the Armistice Day Blizzard; rapid promotion; work and life in the army at Fort Snelling as the senior sergeant; married life and housing at Fort Snelling and in the Twin Cities during the war; service in the occupation of Japan and in the Korean War; returning to Minneapolis to work as Sergeant Major in the Buzza Building on West Lake Street.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassettes
64 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 90 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Legg, John W.
Interviewer: Bekke, Douglas
Made in Bloomington, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Bloomington, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 01/03/2006
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 115
Accession Number AV2008.26.20
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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