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Ray Liberti transcript

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box 8 (04.0264-04.0310), Folder: 04.0296 - Folder 1
Identifier: 04.0296

Content Description

This collection relates to Staff Sergeant Ray Liberti who served in the U.S. Marine Corps with the Third Marine Division on Iwo Jima during World War II. This collection contains an oral history where Liberti recounts his experiences in the war.


  • Event: 1941-1945
  • Interview conducted on October 23, 2004.


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

Ray Liberti was born on December 22nd, 1922 in Hoboken, New Jersey. Liberti joined the U.S. Marine Corps after the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. Just one month after his marriage to Frances Liberti, he received training at Parris Island, South Carolina as a part of the Third Marine Division. After training, he was shipped out to Pearl Harbor and then to Guam. After further training in Guam, his division acted as a reserve for the invasion of Iwo Jima. By the time they went in, they were walking over the dead. Liberti served as a Staff Sergeant and supervised sixteen men. Liberti passed away September 13th, 2007 at the age of 84. He is buried at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery in Royal Palm Beach, Florida.


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.


Ray Liberti transcript
Beatrice Dain
November 4, 2020
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