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Date processed: 5-2005
Processed By: M. Olliff
NARRATOR: Harland F. Mayo
BIOGRAPHY: Mr. Harland Mayo, at the time of this oral
history interview, has retired from both the military and the work force. He
retired from the army in Fort Rucker, Alabama in 1987, and retired from
Wal-Mart in Canton, Georgia last year. Mr. Mayo has a wife and five children.
He was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma where he attended school and worked as a
farmhand for half of his childhood. He finished high school and worked as a
farmhand in Texas. He enlisted into the military, after graduation, in Texas.
Mr. Mayo joined the army in 1952 and served in both the Korean and Vietnam
Wars. He viewed his time spent in the military as adventurous and as a learning
experience. He feels that if he had the chance to do it over again, he would.
He is very proud of the life he has lived and the things he has accomplished.
BIRTHDATE: November 21, 1934
INTERVIEWER: Bernard Karabin
DATE: July 19, 2003
PLACE: Mayo Residence
GENERAL TOPIC OF
The veteran life history of Mr. Harland Mayo and the effects of the military on
No. of tapes: 1
No. of sides: 2
Date: July 19, 2003
Length of tape: 59
Topic of Discussion
Name: Military Branch
Introduction to Military Service
Enlisted into Army
44th Infantry Division
Returned to active service
Return to the U. S.
Explosive Ordinance Disposal
Return to the U.S
Retired from the military
Greatest impression war left on his life
Positive aspects of the military
Negative aspects of the military
Lack of leadership
Lack of respect
Outlook on life or time spent in military now
Positives of duty
Pre military years
Possible changes of the past
Longer tenure in the military
E.O.D. Skills (example)