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Gilmon Brooks Collection

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Gilmon Brooks Collection

Biographical Information

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Name:
Gilmon Brooks
State of Birth:
WI
Home State:
NJ
Gender:
Male
Race:
Black or African American

War or Conflict:
World War, 1939-1945
Status:
Veteran
Dates of Service:
1943-1946
Branch of Service:
Marine Corps
Unit of Service:
8th Marine Ammunition Company
Location of Service:
Pacific Theater; Iwo Jima
Battles/Campaigns:
Iwo Jima
Highest Rank:
Corporal
Prisoner of War:
Unknown
Service History Note:
Veteran witnessed the flag raising on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima and sustained injuries during the Battle of Iwo Jima.

War or Conflict:
Korean War, 1950-1953
Status:
Veteran
Dates of Service:
?-1966
Branch of Service:
Army
Unit of Service:
24th Infantry Regiment
Location of Service:
Korea
Highest Rank:
Chief Warrant Officer
Prisoner of War:
Unknown

War or Conflict:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Status:
Civilian
Dates of Service:
1974-1974
Entrance into Service:
Enlisted
Branch of Service:
Navy
Prisoner of War:
Unknown
Service History Note:
Civilian worked with the military attaché for 6 months.

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Type of Resource:
Manuscript: Biographical information [1 item]
Video: VHS [1 item] --Oral history interview
Video: Digital Betacam [1 item] --Digitized Copy
Interviewer:
Paul Zigo
Contributor:
Paul Zigo
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Brookdale Community College, Brookdale Center for World War II Studies
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/3153
Subjects:
Brooks, Gilmon
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Marine Corps.
Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal Narratives
United States. Navy.
Cite as:
Gilmon Brooks Collection
(AFC/2001/001/3153), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit:   2/22/2013

 

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