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Collection Andrew Small
WVM ID Number OH 103
Object Name Oral History
Title Oral History Interview with Andrew Small
Date 1999
Event World War I
Narrator's Name Andrew Small
Interviewer's Name James McIntosh
Description Andrew Small, resident of Weston, Wisconsin, enlisted in the Army on December 14, 1915. In this oral history interview, Small relates his experience as part of the 1916-1917 Mexican Punitive Expedition in pursuit of Mexican revolutionary General Pancho Villa. Small then covers his service as a sniper during World War I with the 6th Division, US Army, American Expeditionary Force. He reflects upon the sinking of an overcrowded troop transport sailing for Europe, and the loss of 2,000 lives; he felt fortunate that he had been able to remain back. Once in France, he was sent immediately to the trenches. Small says that he earned two dollars extra a month to be a good shot with his M1903 Springfield rifle. After the armistice, and release from the Army on June 4, 1920, he resumed residence in Chicago and then moved to Wisconsin to farm.
Extent and Medium of Description Analog video recording: 1 VHS tape (approx. 48 minutes)
Transcript: 20 pgs.
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Biographical Record Small, Andrew