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OH007 Ellwyn Coffman Oral History

Ellwyn Coffman Oral History

Collection Title: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project - World War I

Series Number: OH007

Interviewee: Coffman, Ellwyn

Interviewer: Ted Belue

Date interviewed: October 22, 1982

Processed by: Sheree Wise

Date processed: January 19, 2009

Description: 1 sound disc (1 hour, 12 minutes)

Abstract: Ellwyn Coffman discusses his many diverse experiences and adventures in the United States Army during the First World War. Included in the interview are a personal glimpse of the European culture and humorous anecdotes as told from an American perspective. Included in the interview are his different experiences in the Jackson Purchase Area and his international seed business.

Biographical / Historical note: Ellwyn Coffman was a resident of Fulton, Kentucky. He was attending college in Bowling Green, Kentucky when the war broke out. He traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to enlist in the army. He was first stationed at Fort Thomas, Kentucky where he was put to work in the bakery. His basic training was in Fort Riley, Kansas. He was sent to Camp Merritt, New Jersey before he was transported overseas to Brest, France. He was discharged from the army and return on the U.S.S. Mount Vernon.

General information: No user access to original recordings. Use audio user copies, digital derivatives, transcripts, and/or tape indexes. This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). Permission for reproduction must be requested from Murray State University.

Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Fulton, Kentucky

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Fort Thomas, Kentucky

Fort Riley, Kansas<

Camp Merritt, New Jersey

Brest, France

Louisville, Kentucky