Collection Title: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project - World War I
Series Number: OH020
Interviewee: Melugin, Hugh 1894 -
Interviewer: Kathryn Pasco
Date interviewed: September 25, 1979
Processed by: Sheree Wise
Date processed: February 2, 2010
Description: 1 sound disc (46 minutes)
Abstract: Hugh Melugin discusses his experiences during World War I. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1918 and was sent Camp Taylor, Kentucky. His job at Camp Taylor was to manage the payroll and other clerical duties. Melugin mentions how he anticipated going overseas, but never was offered the opportunity. He recalls there not being many noticeable changes in Calloway County during his time in the service. However, he was surprised to find the increase of women in the workforce. He also tells how the automobile had come into popularity following the war. He concludes the interview by telling what it was like to live during the war years.
Biographical / Historical note: Hugh Melugin was a resident of Calloway County in Murray, Kentucky. He was born on March 1, 1894, the youngest of five children, and the only member of his family to serve in the First World War. When drafted into the United States Army he was sent to Camp Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky where he stayed for the duration of the war.
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Subject Headings / Descriptors:
Camp Taylor, Kentucky
Research Notes: Abstract and index included with oral history.