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OH017 Johnson Hunt Oral History

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Johnson Hunt Oral History

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

Series Number: OH017

Interviewee: Hunt, Johnson

Interviewer: John Watson

Date interviewed: June 22, 1983

Processed by: Sheree Wise

Date processed: January 27, 2010

Description: 1 sound disc (32 minutes)

Abstract: Johnson Hunt, a World War I veteran, discusses his wartime experiences. Hunt was 27 years old when he was drafted in the United States Army in 1918. He received basic training at Camp Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky. Hunt belonged to the First Pioneer Infantry. Other topics discussed include; camp life; trips overseas; being on three different fronts during the war; contact with German prisoners; gas attacks; morale on the fronts; repairing roads; reaction of the men when the armistice was signed; being a member of the occupational forces in Germany; race relations; and the return home following the war.

Biographical / Historical note: Johnson Hunt, a resident of Mayfield, Kentucky, was ordered to Camp Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky for basic training and then sent to a military camp located in South Carolina for specialized training. There he became a member of the First Pioneer Infantry. Hunt was ordered to New Jersey and transported to Brest, France. The war had ended prior to his arrival in Europe. He returned to Camp Taylor to be discharged from the service.

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:

Camp Taylor, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

1st Pioneer Infantry

Brest, France

Newport News, Virginia

Mayfield, Kentucky

Research Notes: Abstract and incomplete transcription included with oral history.