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OH022 Carl Milam Oral History

Carl Milam Oral History

Collection Title: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project

Series Number: OH022

Interviewee: Milam, Carl

Interviewer: Ted Belue

Date interviewed: October, 2, 1982

Processed by: Sheree Wise

Date processed: February 3, 2010

Description:  2 sound discs (1 hour, 29 minutes)

Abstract: Carl Milam recalls his experiences during World War I. He offers general background information and shares his thoughts regarding the war. He mentions his basic training and reluctance to go to war. Other topics discussed include: his reaction to President Woodrow Wilson's declaration of war; his trip overseas; impressions of the French people; camp conditions, troop morale; his attitude toward the Armistice; the return trip to the United States; receiving his discharge; contact with other veterans; the justification of the war; race relations overseas and the rewards of army life.

Biographical/Historical note: Carl Milam was a resident of Tennessee. His basic training was in Dresden, Tennessee and later to Knoxville. He was ordered to Jacksonville, Florida for training in motor transport. Milam then traveled to New York to board a ship to travel to Brest, France.

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:


Knoxville, Tennessee

Jacksonville, Florida

Brest, France

Milan, Italy

Research Notes: Abstract, index and transcription included with oral history.