Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Stuart A. Lindman

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Titles Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Stuart A. Lindman
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Stuart A. Lindman was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He attended Roosevelt High School and later the University of Minnesota. He enlisted in the Enlisted Reserve Corps and was activated in 1943. He participated in the assault of Leyte Island in the Philippines as a medic and was injured during the invasion of Okinawa. After the war, Lindman began his career as a radio announcer for WMIN and eventually transitioned to television for Channel 11. His involvement with the Disabled American Veterans organization and his stature as a local celebrity helped him become appointed as the civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army, a post he held for 12 years. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Living through the Great Depression; listening to the radio and wanting to become a radio announcer; enrolling at the University of Minnesota pre-med; getting involved in the University of Minnesota radio station (WLB); feeling naive to the events leading up to World War II; enlisting and being activated just prior to graduating from college; going through basic medical training; fighting in a jungle environment in the Philippines; being wounded in Okinawa; the role of the Red Cross; recovering from his injuries in several hospitals; getting a job at WMIN in Saint Paul; receiving his B.A. from the University of Minnesota; transitioning to television at Channel 11 (eventually KARE 11); being a television pioneer in the 1950s; interviewing celebrities (Hubert Humphrey, Jerry Lewis); being involved in the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) and experiences as the civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army.
Quantity 3 hours sound cassettes
57 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 130 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Lindman, Stuart A.
Interviewer: Bekke, Douglas
Made in: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 07/15/2005
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 115 (Library Call Number)
AV2008.26.23 (Accession Number)
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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