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Willis Winston transcript

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box 2 (06.0075-06.0150), Folder: 06.0131 - Folder 1
Identifier: 06.0131

Content Description

Willis Winston served with 2nd Battalion 7th Regiment, 1st Marine Division in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. He participated in the campaigns for Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, and Peleliu This collection contains an oral history.


  • 2004-05-12
  • Event: Majority of material found within 1940-1946

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

Willis Winston was born August 8th, 1922 in Franklin County, North Carolina. Winston served as a gunner in the 1st Marine Division, 7th Regiment, 2nd Battalion in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Winston served from 1940-1946 and participated in combat at Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, and Peleliu. When he returned to the U.S., Winston served at Parr’s Island. Winston passed away on July 18th, 2016. He is buried at Oak Level Christian Church Cemetery in Youngsville, North Carolina.


1 folders (1 folder)

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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.

Custodial History

This collection was provided to the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience by the Reichelt Program for Oral History.


Willis Winston transcript
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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