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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with Bert O. Good
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Bert Good was born in 1920. He attended the Red Lake boarding school before being drafted in 1942. He went through tank and gunner training before entering the European Theater in France, Holland, and Germany. He participated in the Battle of the Bulge and was eventually discharged. He returned home where he spent time working as a trapper near his hometown. He also married after his time in the service. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Attending Red Lake boarding school; running away from school twice; powwows; life during the Great Depression; being exposed to the Civilian Conservation Corps [CCC]; being drafted; going through tank and gunner training; interactions with General Patton; fighting the Germans in France and Holland; occupying areas of Germany including Berlin; the Battle of the Bulge; being discharged and returning home; working as a trapper; being mistreated by the government concerning a military pension; getting married and life after his military service.
2 hours sound cassettes
44 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Interviewee: Good, Bert
Interviewer: White, Karissa
Made in: Trail, Polk County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 118 (Library Call Number)
AV2008.31.5 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews'