Samuel Thomas oral history
Scope and Contents
The interview provides information and personal observations about Sam T. Thomas' experiences as told by his wife, Ann K. Thomas: time in the Army, sadness at the death of his replacement in Italy; issues related to the couple's marriage not being recognized by the US Government; an incarceration camp in Ark. destroyed by a tornado, later became a German POW camp.
- Thomas, Ann K., 1926- (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Samuel T. "Sam" Thomas born in Magnolia, Ark. on January 11, 1926. A graduate of Magnolia High School, he was accepted in the Army's Specialized Training Program at Texas Tech University, and received his basic training at Camp Robinson, Ark. When the ASTP was terminated, Thomas was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Swift, Tex., where he was assigned to Company I of the 87th Mountain Infantry Regiment. He attained the rank of Private First Class and received the Combat Infantryman Badge for his combat service in Italy. Thomas died in Magnolia, Ark. on March 11, 2011.
1 videodiscs (DVD)
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Forms part of the 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.
- Camp Magnolia (Ark.) -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Camp Swift (Tex.) -- History. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- DVDs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Military maneuvers -- Cold weather conditions. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Mini-DV Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Oral histories (document genres) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Ski troops -- History -- Interviews. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Soldiers -- United States -- Interviews. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Thomas, Ann K., 1926- -- Interviews.
- Thomas, Samuel T., 1926-2011 -- Archival resources.
- United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 87th -- Interviews.
- United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th -- Interviews.
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Finding Aid for the Ann K. Thomas oral history,2007-2011[videorecording]
- Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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