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Theodore Schrottke collection

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box 1 (01.0001-01.0033), Folder: 01.0018 - Folder 1
Identifier: 01.0018

Content Description

This collection relates to Theodore Schrotkke who served as a ground radio operator in the Marine 13th Defense Battalion, 5th Amphibious Corps Artillery. He served in the Caribbean and Pacific theaters, serving from 1942 to 1946. Schrottke was a part of the D-Day invasion team of Iwo Jima. This collection contains military documents, photographs, and a personal narrative relating to the life and service of Theodore Schrottke.


  • Creation: 1942-1946
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2002-04-08


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical / Historical

Theodore Schrottke was born on September 29, 1924 in Newark, New Jersey. He enlisted into the United State Marine Corps on March 27, 1942 in New York City and trained at Quantico in Virginia to be a ground radio operator. From September of 1942 to March of 1944, he served in Cuba, and was then sent to the Pacific Theater in August of 1944. He participated in the D-Day of Iwo Jima, and stayed in the Pacific until his discharge on March 26, 1946. He passed away on June 17, 2016, and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.


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Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was a gift to the Institute on World War Two and the Human Experience by Theodore Schrottke.

Theodore Schrottke collection
Sheighlin McKay Hagerty
February 18, 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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