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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Nicholas Zobenica
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Nick Zobenica was born in 1924 in Minnesota. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in November 1942. Nick went through basic training in San Diego and then volunteered for the elite Marine Raiders. He was shipped out to the Pacific in 1944. He married in 1956 and raised a family. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Decision to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps; volunteering for the elite Marine Raiders; experience of serious action on Guam and Okinawa; experience of combat and its effect on soldiers in active duty; conditions of taking Japanese prisoners of war; being wounded in war and returning home to civilian life; finishing high school and adjusting to normal life; opinion on the current war with the Taliban; attending reunions and their importance to him.
2 hours sound cassette
43 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
113 minutes length
Interviewee: Zobenica, Nicholas
Interviewer: Saylor, Thomas
Made in: Chisholm, St. Louis County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 112 (Library Call Number)
AV2006.1.30 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I'