Veterans History Project Collection,
Record Group 024
Date Span: 1945-2005
Extent: 1 File Folder
Historical Sketch: In 2000, Congress, recognizing that 1500 veterans died per day, directed the Library of Congress to initiate a nationwide project to collect the stories of veterans, family members, defense-industry workers, and similar individuals who had participated in conjunction with the United State's military in the 20th century. The Library of Congress assigned this task to its American Folklife Center, which dubbed the resulting program the "Veterans History Project" (VHP).
The The Wiregrass Archives became an official partner in the VHP in 2002, collecting oral history interviews, artifacts, documents, and photographs from veterans and others in the Wiregrass Region. This is a long-term, ongoing project of the The Wiregrass Archives. A variety of interviewers have contributed to the VHP Collection: Archives Director Dr. Martin Olliff has conducted many of the interviews; some veterans have turned in self-interviews, and Troy University--Dothan Campus students have participated.
Biography: John G. Little, Jr., born June 10, 1924, in Greenville, Ala., served as a bugler in D Battery, 547th AAA Battalion, US Army during World War 2. He was drafted in January 1943, and trained at Camp Haan, Cal. In 1944, Little served in the European Theater in support of the 95th Infantry Division of the Third Army, seeing action in three battles. After V-E Day he transferred to an MP company before returning to the US in January 1946.
Date processed: 11-16-05
Processed By: MTO
Scope / Content Note: 5-page typescript memoir authored by Little plus print-out on 20# white paper of 19 scanned photographs. Documents Little's service during World War 2.
Provenance: Received from Mr. Little because of his participation in the Troy University--Dothan Campus "Faces of Honor" Veterans' Day Celebration, Nov 10, 2005.
Restrictions: Open for Access and use per Donor Agreement dated November 23, 2005