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James William Lair Collection

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James William Lair Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
James William Lair
State of Birth:
OK
Home State:
TX
Note:
Veteran goes by the name of William (Bill) Lair.
Gender:
Male
Race:
Unspecified

War or Conflict:
World War, 1939-1945
Status:
Veteran
Dates of Service:
1942-1946
Entrance into Service:
Enlisted
Branch of Service:
Army
Unit of Service:
Mortar Platoon, Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 32nd Armored Regiment, 3rd Armored Division
Location of Service:
Fort Knox, Kentucky; Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania; Codford, England; Normandy, France; Liege, Belgium; Germany; European Theater
Battles/Campaigns:
Normandy, Battle of the Bulge, Rhineland, Ardennes
Prisoner of War:
No

War or Conflict:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Status:
Civilian
Location of Service:
Thailand; Laos
Prisoner of War:
Unknown
Service History Note:
The Veteran served as a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) case officer during the Vietnam War in Southeast Asia.

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Video: DVD [1 item] --Oral history interview
Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] --Transcription of video recording
Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] --Typewritten document
Photograph: Copy photographic print [1 item] --Photographs
Video: DVD [1 item] --Reference copy
Computer File: CD [1 item] --Multiple types of electronic files
Interviewer:
Eileen Hurst
Contributor:
Eileen Hurst
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Central Connecticut State University
Transcriber:
Susanne Dixon Bywater
Transcriber Affiliation/Organization:
National Court Reporters Association (NCRA)
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/76724
Subjects:
Lair, James William
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal Narratives
Cite as:
James William Lair Collection
(AFC/2001/001/76724), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit:   11/20/2014

 

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