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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Reverend Delbert Kuehl
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Delbert Kuehl was born in 1917 in Minnesota. He was ordained a minister in 1942 and later enlisted in the U.S. Army as a chaplain. He volunteered for the Airborne. From then until the end of the European war he participated in many different campaigns. At war's end he had attained the rank of Major and remained in the Army until 1947. After the Army, he worked for a small church in Minnesota, as a missionary in Japan, and other posts. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Decision to join the U.S. Army; training for Chaplain service in the Army; volunteering for the Airborne; perspective as a chaplain in the Army; experience giving religious and medical services to paratroopers in combat; crossing the Waal River in the Netherlands with the paratroopers; the impact his religious role had on others and himself during the war; work as a missionary.
2 hours sound cassette
45 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
122 minutes length
Interviewee: Kuehl, Reverend Delbert Alois
Interviewer: Saylor, Thomas
Made in: Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 112 (Library Call Number)
AV2006.1.16 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I'