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Oral history interview with Grant Shultheis

Oral History | Accession Number: 2010.261 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0589

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Grant Shultheis, born in 1920 in Latrobe, PA, discusses growing up on a poultry farm; being married for 58 years; being blinded in his right eye at age five; his army training in Maryland; his shooting skills; details of battles and his wartime experiences in Europe; interactions and fights with German forces; details of an airplane battle; weapons used while in the army; his memories of seeing Dachau for the first time, observing two prisoners at Dachau chasing a German soldier; his observations of other prisoners at Dachau; wounded comrades; interactions with German soldiers; taking prisoners of war; being told by German soldiers that the war was over; hitch-hiking home to Latrobe; working and living with his family on a horse ranch after the war; starting a job as a hammer driver; and how his son, Jerry Shultheis, fought in Vietnam.

Interviewee
Grant Shultheis
Interviewer
Stephen A. Mize
Date
2010 October 09  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 digital files : WAV.
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:20:16
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