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Oral history interview with James Carlew, 2004 March 25, excerpt 04

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An excerpt from an oral history interview with Nashville veteran James Carlew, conducted on 25 March 2004 by Larry Patterson as part of the Nashville Public Library's Veterans History Project. Carlew, who served in the Navy during World War II and in the Army in the Korean War, discusses living conditions on Okinawa during World War II. He tells about mongooses being released on the island in an effort to control the snake population, and about guard duty. He also tells about how the Japanese infiltrated their camp, including coming to movies and getting food. The complete interview, as well as an index, is available in the repository.
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