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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
Military 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
Service Related Injury
Yes
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
Military 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
Service Related Injury
Yes
Prisoner of War
Unknown

War or Conflict
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Military Status
Civilian
Dates of Service
1974-1974
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Navy
Service Related Injury
Unknown
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
Contributor:
Paul Zigo
Contributor:
Paul Zigo
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Brookdale Community College, Brookdale Center for World War II Studies
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/03153
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/2001/001/03153), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2014-11-10
 

 

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