Interview with Paul Morris Moore, November 21, 2002

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries


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00:00:08 - Entrance into the service / Overseas deployment

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Partial Transcript: Todays date is November 21, 2002.

Segment Synopsis: Talks about being drafted into the Third Army and being deployed overseas.

Keywords: Battle Creek, Michigan; Belgium; England; France; General Patton; Long Beach, California; Military Police; New York; Okinawa; Panama; Powell Valley; Rhine River; Third Army

Subjects: Battle Creek (Mich.); Belgium.; England.; France.; Long Beach (Calif.); Military police.; New York.; Okinawa Island (Japan); Panama.; Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1885-1945.; Rhine River.

00:05:38 - German prisoners

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Partial Transcript: Do you remember some of the battles that you were in in Germany and the Pacific?

Segment Synopsis: Talks about his experience with German prisoners and the black market.

Keywords: France; French money; military police; motor pool

Subjects: France.; Military police.

00:08:51 - Experiencing enemy fire

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Partial Transcript: How did you like the food they had, the C-rations?

Segment Synopsis: Talks about a time when enemy plane strafed their camp.

Keywords: C-rations; K-rations; cigarettes; strafed

Subjects: Cigarettes.; Strafe.

00:11:36 - Entertainment

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Partial Transcript: Did you ever get leave time while you were over there?

Segment Synopsis: Talks about not getting any leave when overseas and staying friends with people he was in the war with.

Keywords: Louisville, Kentucky; Salt Lake City

Subjects: Louisville (Ky.); Salt Lake City (Utah)

00:12:47 - Okinawa Island

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Partial Transcript: So you were still in Germany when they surrendered

Segment Synopsis: Talks about traveling through the Panama Canal to get to Okinawa and what he did when he was there.

Keywords: Japanese; Military Police; Okinawa; Panama Canal

Subjects: Japanese.; Military police.; Okinawa Island (Japan); Panama Canal.

00:14:56 - Life in the field / Mail

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Partial Transcript: So how about the weather in Germany and France?

Segment Synopsis: Talks about the weather in Germany and France and living in a tent. Talks a

Keywords: C Company; France; Germany; civilians; gasoline; mail calls; motor pool

Subjects: Civilians in war.; France.; Gasoline.; Germany.; Mail.

00:19:13 - Civilian Conservation Corps

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Partial Transcript: You mentioned earlier that you were in the CC's prior to going into the army.

Segment Synopsis: Talks about working in the Civilian Conservation Corps and working after he got out of the service.

Keywords: Civilian Conservation Corps; Indiana; Jeffboat; Kingham Trailer; Louisville, Kentucky; Oregon Creek

Subjects: Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.); Indiana.; Louisville (Ky.)

00:22:16 - Reflections

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Partial Transcript: Well I appreciate all the information you have given us.

Segment Synopsis: Talks about the medals he was awarded and reflects on the war.

Keywords: 785 Military Police Battalion; American Theatre Ribbon; Broze Star; Equator; Harry Truman; Honorable Discharge; LaGrange, Kentucky; Okinawa; Oldham County; Rhine River; WWII Victory Medal; carbine marksman

Subjects: Bronze Star Medal (U.S.); Equator.; La Grange (Ky.); Military decorations.; Military discharge.; Military police.; Okinawa Island (Japan); Oldham County (Ky.); Truman, Harry, 1896-1980.