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Willis Winston transcript

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box, Folder: 06.0131 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-06.0131

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.


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

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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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Willis Winston transcript
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Repository Details

Part of the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience Repository

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