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OH029 Clell Cecil Oral History

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Clell Cecil Old Oral History

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

Series Number: OH029

Interviewee: Old, Clell Cecil, 1894-

Interviewer: Peggy Pritchard

Date interviewed: September 10, 1985

Processed by: Sheree Wise

Date processed: September 10, 1985

Description: 2 sound discs (1 hour, 30 minutes)

Abstract: Clell Cecil Old, a World War I veteran, discusses his service in the United States Army, 6th Infantry Regiment, from 1917 and 1918. He was wounded in Argonne Forest in October of 1918. He received a Purple Heart for his wound in May of 1980.

Biographical / Historical note: Clell Cecil Old was born on June 27, 1894 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was drafted into the United States Army when he resided in Henry County, Tennessee. He trained at Camp Gordon in Atlanta, Georgia then at the Civil War battlefield at Chickamauga, Georgia. He left from New York to go to Brest, France on April 6, 1918. He traveled aboard the U.S.S Covington. Old was wounded in Argonne Forest and later received a Purple Heart.

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:

Nashville, Tennessee

Henry County, Tennessee

Camp Gordon, Atlanta

Chickamauga, Georgia

Brest, France

Argonne Forest, France

Research Notes: Index and abstract included with oral history.