Index to the Harland F. Mayo Interview,
Veterans History Project Collection,
Record Group 024

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

OCCUPATION: Retired

INTERVIEWER:  Bernard Karabin

DATE: July 19, 2003

PLACE: Mayo Residence

GENERAL TOPIC OF INTERVIEW: The veteran life history of Mr. Harland Mayo and the effects of the military on his life.


INDEX

No. of tapes: 1 

No. of sides: 2

Date: July 19, 2003

Length of tape: 59 minutes

Initials

Side

Counter

Topic of Discussion

HM

1

001

Introduction

HM

1

006

Name: Military Branch

HM

1

009

Introduction to Military Service

HM

1

010

Enlisted into Army

HM

1

014

Basic Training

HM

1

017

Korea

HM

1

025

44th  Infantry Division

HM

1

027

Reserves

HM

1

035

Returned to active service

HM

1

042

Skill Training

HM

1

048

Germany

HM

1

053

France

HM

1

060

Return to the U. S.

HM

1

065

Ft. Sheridan

HM

1

069

Vietnam

HM

1

074

Explosive Ordinance Disposal

HM

1

081

Return to the U.S

HM

1

084

Ft. McClellan

HM

1

090

Germany

HM

1

094

Ft. Rucker

HM

1

095

Retired from the military

HM

1

100

Greatest impression war left on his life

HM

1

102

Korea

HM

1

109

Personality

HM

1

124

Positive aspects of the military

HM

1

126

Friends

HM

1

131

Vietnam

HM

1

154

Duties

HM

1

172

Negative aspects of the military

HM

1

190

Lack of leadership

HM

1

192

Lack of respect

HM

1

205

Germany (example)

HM

1

259

Outlook on life or time spent in military now

HM

1

261

Positive

HM

1

265

Changes

HM

1

270

Different places

HM

1

276

Different cultures

HM

1

281

Negative sites

HM

1

294

Positives of duty

HM

1

301

Iraq (example)

HM

1

332

Pre military years

HM

1

334

Birthplace

HM

1

340

Father's occupation

HM

1

356

Education

HM

1

373

Texas

HM

1

380

Occupation

HM

2

420

Arizona

HM

2

434

Childhood Memories

HM

2

437

Swimming

HM

2

441

Hunting

HM

2

458

Harmless acts

HM

2

472

Social spots

HM

2

476

Drugs

HM

2

490

Possible changes of the past

HM

2

494

Reserves

HM

2

508

First marriage

HM

2

534

Vietnam

HM

2

597

Longer tenure in the military

HM

2

651

E.O.D. Skills (example)

HM

2

714

Respect

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