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Item Number
OH0143
Record Number
414223
Title
Interview with Alexander R. Bolling, Jr.
Interviewer
Stephen Maxner
Interview Date
19 August 2002
Collection
Alexander Bolling Collection
Media Type
Oral History
Length
1:09:04 hr/min/sec
Description
(USA) Major General Bolling graduated from West Point and was assigned to the 66th Infantry Division as a platoon leader at Ft. Robertson, Arkansas. In 1943 he was reassigned to the 94th Infantry Division to be deployed to England in 1944. In 1945 he was captured by the 11th Panzer Division where he was held for sixty-seven days before escaping. After being rescued he finished serving in World War II in 1945 with the 334th Infantry. Upon arriving back in the States he served as a German instructor at West Point. General Bolling went to Brazil in 1948 to serve as an aide-de-camp and a Portuguese interpreter. He then served as an advisor in Vietnam under the Kennedy administration.
Citation
Interview with Alexander R. Bolling, Jr.,  19 August 2002, Alexander Bolling Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 24 Apr. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=OH0143>.
Pub. Credit Line
OH0143, Alexander Bolling Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 13 Feb 2008[Updated: 19 Sep 2008]

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