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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with James W. Drouillard, Sr.
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: James W. Drouillard, Sr. was born in 1926 in Duluth, Minnesota. He was raised in Hovland, Minnesota and attended high school in Grand Marais. After high school he went to trade school in Duluth before enlisting in the Navy. After naval training, Drouillard completed machinist training and was a member of a Landing Ship, Tank (LST). He saw action in Borneo, Manila, and around the Philippines. He was married while stationed in Alaska and drove a Greyhound bus for many years before retiring. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Life during the Great Depression; having his father pass away at a young age; high school in Grand Marais; trade school in Duluth; shipbuilding in Duluth; entertainment: hunting, fishing, movies; enlisting in the Navy; Naval and machinist training; experiences on a LST; fighting in the Philippines; getting married while stationed in Alaska; moving to Phoenix, Arizona and working for Greyhound; visiting the World War II memorial in Washington D.C.; reactions to current wars.
2 hours sound cassettes
50 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Interviewee: Drouillard, James
Interviewer: White, Karissa
Made in: Grand Portage, Cook County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 118 (Library Call Number)
AV2008.31.4 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews'