Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Albert H. Clore, October 31, 2003

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


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00:00:01 - Prewar life

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Partial Transcript: This is October 31, 2003, we're at the Oldham County History Center in La Grange, Ky.

Segment Synopsis: Clore discusses his pre-military life, including his education in Buckner, Ky. and Crestwood, Ky.

Keywords: Buckner (Ky.); Education; Family

Subjects: Crestwood (Oldham County, Ky.)

00:03:15 - Entrance into the service

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Partial Transcript: And uh, uh, tell us, uh, about going into the service. Did you, did you enlist in the service?

Segment Synopsis: Clore talks about his entrance into the Marine Corps, including failing the physical examinations due to having a heart murmur.

Keywords: Draft; Examinations; US Navy

Subjects: United States. Marine Corps.

00:06:37 - Military training

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Partial Transcript: So you left, uh, Louisville and, and, where did you do your basic training?

Segment Synopsis: Clore talks about his experiences in boot camp at Parris Island, S.C. He goes on to talk about going through cold weather training in the Sierra Nevada Mountains before deploying to Korea.

Keywords: Anti-Aircraft Artillery; Boot camp; Cold weather training; Sierra Nevada Mountains; Weather conditions

Subjects: Camp Pendleton (Calif.); Parris Island (S.C.); United States. Marine Corps.

00:16:58 - Overseas deployment

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Partial Transcript: Tell us a little about the, uh, trip over on the ship. Was it crowded?

Segment Synopsis: Clore talks about his experiences during his overseas deployment, including travelling to Japan prior to Korea. He also mentions some of his contact with the local population. [Interview is concluded]

Keywords: 90 mm gun; Anti-aircraft artillery unit; Food; Interactions with locals; Kobe (Japan); Life abroad the ship; Living conditions

Subjects: Korean War, 1950-1953.; United States. Marine Corps.