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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Catherine Lemmer Brueggeman
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Catherine Lemmer Brueggeman was born in 1921 in Minnesota. She attended nursing school in St. Paul and graduated in 1943. In January 1944, Catherine enlisted in the U.S. Army and was sent to Camp Carson, Colorado, for her basic training. She was then posted to the 240th General Hospital Unit and shipped to France. She was rotated back to the United States in June 1945 and discharged in September 1945. She later married and raised three children. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Learning of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the decision to enlist in the U.S. Army; training to be a U.S. Army Nurse; posting to the 240th General Hospital Unit; experience serving in different facilities in France; caring for injured servicemen as well as prisoners of war; basic difference in Japanese and German prisoners of war; witnessing conditions of Jewish concentration camp prisoners and caring for them; opinion then and now on the use of atomic weapons.
2 hours sound cassette
45 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
90 minutes length
Interviewee: Brueggeman, Catherine Lemmer
Interviewer: Saylor, Thomas
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 112 (Library Call Number)
AV2006.1.6 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I'