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Oral history interview with James Carlew, 2004 March 25, excerpt 06

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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 Korean War, discusses the experience of escaping his tank after it had been hit by a mortar attack in Korea. He tells about ammunition exploding on the outside of the tank, making escape impossible through the top hatches, and having to exit the tank from the bottom. He also tells about the experience of fear during war. The complete interview, as well as an index, is available in the repository.
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