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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Martin O. Weddington
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Martin O. Weddington was born in 1917 in Kansas City and moved to Minnesota with his parents at the age of seven. He received deferments from military service until his final deferment expired in 1945 and he was ordered to report for military service. He was inducted into the Navy and sent to basic training. Weddington was in San Diego, being schooled as a naval corpsman, when the Pacific war ended. He was discharged from active duty in 1946. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Experience of discrimination while growing up in St. Paul; working for the Twin Cities Arsenal and War Ordinance Department; being drafted into the Navy; receiving deferments but also mentally preparing to go to war; importance of his work as an inspector; working as a clerk and a corpsman while in the service; training in an all-black base; being away from family; changes in St. Paul due to the war; decision to work for the U.S. Postal Service in St. Paul.
2 hours sound cassette
39 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
120 minutes length
Interviewee: Weddington, Martin O.
Interviewer: Saylor, Thomas
Made in: Roseville, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 112 (Library Call Number)
AV2006.1.29 (Accession Number)
MHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I'